If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
—Laurence J. Peter
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
—James Thurber, New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 “The Bear Who Let It Alone”
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
—Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves.
—Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.