Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour.
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
George J Seidel
We begin to live when we have conceived life as a tragedy.
William Butler Yeats
It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.
One man stands head and shoulders above his contemporary scholars: head and shoulders, some hold, above the Middle Ages: John Scotus Erigena.
Johannes Scotus Eriugena
A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it.
John Millington Synge
English is the easiest language to speak badly.
George Bernhard Shaw
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
If it's sent by ship then it's a cargo, if it's sent by road then it's a shipment.
The history of a battle is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as to their value or importance.
No, but I would at least expect to see contented cows.