If you find something to tell, tell it to your truest, though that make little to tell; the truer you speak, the more you will know to tell.
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
School systems should base their curriculum not on the idea of separate subjects, but on the much more fertile idea of disciplines… which makes possible a fluid and dynamic curriculum that is interdisciplinary.
Though not a natural world by any means, more like a collection of living dioramas, a zoo exists in its own time zone, somewhere between the seasonal sense of animals and our madly ticking watch time.
The price we are willing to pay for safety cannot be infinite. It is distasteful to put a price on human life, but the more we spend on safety, the less we will have for our other goals.
When New Labour came to power, we got a Right-wing Conservative government. I came to realise that voting Labour wasn’t in Scotland’s interests any more. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.
All know the importance of sustaining the hopes of a sick man. The reason of this is that his nervous system is then, vastly more than in health, susceptible to the influence of particular states of the mind.
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.