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At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

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Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but read more

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.

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Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a read more

Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, "I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.".

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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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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, read more

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.

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Do to others what you would have them do to you."
The source of the famous "Golden Rule." Many famous read more

Do to others what you would have them do to you."
The source of the famous "Golden Rule." Many famous lines were variations on this theme. - Matthew 7:12.

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We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

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I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.

I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.

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