There is no Royal Road to geometry.
When face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
- Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Speech
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.
Francis Urquhart, House of Cards
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic