Scholars have long dreamed of a universal library containing everything that has ever been written.
Man should be ever better than he seems.
This was Shakespeare’s form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
Have you ever heard a good joke? If you’ve ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you’re already on the way to poetry. It’s about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times.
Fridges can be modified to nudge their internal thermostats up and down just a little in response to the main’s frequency in such a way that, without ever jeopardising the temperature of your butter, they tend to take power at times that help the grid.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
What leads us astray is confusing more choices with more control. Because it is not clear that the more choices you have the more in control you feel. We have more choices than we’ve ever had before.