Bertolt Brecht

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

Lillian Smith

We are the children of our age, but children who can never know their mother.

Elizabeth Bibesco

We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

Even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.

Buster Keaton

a comedian does funny things; a good comedian does things funny.

To give an accurate description of what never happened is the proper occupation of the historian.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.

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