Aphorism, Idiom, Lyric, Proverb, Quote
—Goethe; Chinese Proverb
—Xun Zi (about 310 – 237 BCE)
based on the Confucian Analect ‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.’
—George Santayana (1863 –1952), The Life of Reason, 1905 –1906.
Chinese Proverb; Aphorism —Anonymous
—E.H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion, 1960.
Buried pasts unfortunately tend to resurface. —Anonymous
There is something about a cupboard that makes a skeleton terribly restless. —Anonymous
—Sir Francis Bacon, ‘Of Great Place’, Essays, 1597-1625.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. —Benjamin Jowett
…it is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman… —Machiavelli
—Oliver Wendell Holmes; —Jean Cocteau
—Christian Morgenstern, Aphorism, c. 1900; second source unknown.
—Madame de Staël, De l’Allemagne, 1813; second source unknown.
—Thomas Fuller II, Gnomologia, 1732; second source unknown.