Quintessential Quotes

Let us shun any hypothesis that makes man a puppet and God a tyrant crueler than any in history. – Erasmus

There is always time to add a word, but none in which to take it back. – Baltasar Gracian

The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. – Horace Walpole

Intellect is always the dupe of feeling. – La Rochefoucauld

Who has deceived thee so often as thyself? – Benjamin Franklin

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. – George Washington

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth. – Sir Walter Raleigh

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. – Denis Diderot

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” — Søren Kierkegaard

All colors will agree in the dark. – Francis Bacon

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

We are the Leaders We’ve Been Looking For – Grace Lee Boggs

That a few simple men should in one generation have invented so powerful and appealing a personality, so lofty an ethic, and so inspiring a vision of human brotherhood, would be a miracle far more incredible than any recorded in the Gospels. – Will Durant

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. George Orwell

Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth. – Mike Tyson

The real president is the one who controls the teleprompter. – Elon Musk

History would be beyond comprehension if we were to leave out the demonic element. – Eugène Ionesco

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell

We live in a time when the wise are silenced so the stupid will not be offended. Anon

The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man for continuing to believe whatever is is that he wants to believe. Voltaire

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. – 1 Corinthians 3:19