Shuffling is the only thing which Nature cannot undo.
Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato’s beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam’s razor.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
But when a rule is extremely complex, that which conforms to it passes for random.
Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind… Where it all will end, knows God!
The mathematicians know a great deal about very little and the physicists very little about a great deal.
Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
The biggest human temptation is … to settle for too little.