Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
By theme : Art   Creativity   Science  

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
By theme : Democracy   Liberty   Society  

Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.
By theme : Psychology  

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.
By theme : Evil   Morality   Philosophy  

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
By theme : War  

There are times and countries when the only place for an honest man is in jail.
By theme : Time   Society  

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