“He who moves not forward, goes backward.” — Goethe
“No man was ever wise by chance.” — Seneca
Curiously, when Anatole France died in 1924, doctors found that his brain was two-thirds normal size. But, said surgeon Louis Guillaume, “It was the most beautiful brain one could dream of seeing. Its convolutions were marvelous.”
“Walt Whitman is as unacquainted with art as a hog is with mathematics.” — London Critic, 1855
“There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths.
It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.”
— Alfred North Whitehead
Each year, the moon moves 3.82 centimeters farther from Earth.
“Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty.” — Socrates
Portland, Oregon, was nearly named Boston.
Only ants and men make war on a large scale.
Lycurgus wrote, “A large head of hair adds beauty to a good face and terror to an ugly one.”