I think it’s unfortunate when people say that there is just one true story of science. For one thing, there are many different sciences, and historians will tell different stories corresponding to different things.
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
Just as Divinity descends in a certain manner, to the extent that one communicates with Nature, so one ascends to Divinity through Nature, just as by means of a life resplendent in natural things one rises to the life that presides over them.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.