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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be read more

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Beryl Coronet".

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Humans have the ability to shift perspective. We can experience the world through our senses. Or we can remove ourselves read more

Humans have the ability to shift perspective. We can experience the world through our senses. Or we can remove ourselves from our senses and experience the world even less directly. We can think about our life, rather than thinking in our life. We can think about what we think about our life, and we can think about what we think about that. We can shift perceptual positions many times over.

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To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, read more

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.

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Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always read more

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.

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Count your age with friends but not with years.

Count your age with friends but not with years.

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I quote others in order to better express myself.

I quote others in order to better express myself.

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Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

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My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find read more

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

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Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.

Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.

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