“To be a genius is to be misunderstood. But to be misunderstood is not to be a genius.” – ancient Greek proverb (via Neil deGrasse Tyson)


“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius


“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” – Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский


“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong” – Joseph Chiltern Pierce


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” – Amelia Earhart

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few” – Shunryu Suzuki

“But it is vital to remember that information is not knowledge; that knowledge is not wisdom; and that wisdom is not foresight.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Bring forth what is true. Write it so it is clear. Defend it to your last breath.” Goethe


“My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with me can pick a number, get in line, and **** ** ***” – Christopher Hitchens

There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it.” – Cicero (B.C. 106-4)