I wait . . . Wait for the mists and for the blacker rain — Heavier winds that stir the veil of fate, happier winds that pile her hair; Again they tear me, teach me, strew the heavy air upon me, winds that I know, and storm. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (born 24 September 1896, and correlation to the current period of powerful storms)
To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is, and despise affectation. ~ Horace Walpole
At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try. There are only diamonds in the whole world, diamonds and perhaps the shabby gift of disillusion. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
Extremism. It is an almost infallible sign — a kind of death-rattle — when a human institution is forced by its members into stressing those and only those factors which are identificatory, at the expense of others which it necessarily shares with competing institutions because human beings belong to all of them. ~ John Brunner (born 24 September 1934)
Once one is caught up into the material world not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. ~ Hugh Walpole
proposed by Kalki — this was originally proposed and selected as a statement cited to Horace Walpole — but this has since been determined to be a misattribution which began as early as the 1930s. ~ ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:49, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing.
There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, "This is new, and therefore better." ~ John Brunner (born September 24, 1934)
3.5 ~ Ningauble 23:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)* 3 Ningauble 15:57, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
0 – Misattributed: this is a close paraphrase of Dean Inge ~ Ningauble 12:33, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
3 Kalki 17:17, 23 September 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is … If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each...This is of the very essence of judicial duty. ~ John Marshall
LOGIC The principlegoverninghuman intellection. Its nature may be deduced from examining the following propositions, both of which are held by human beings to be true and often by the same people: “I can’t so you musn’t,” and “I can but you musn’t.”