With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
George Matthew Adams
William J. Perry