the monkey speaks
ian leslie's bits and pieces
Our most important thoughts are those which contradict our emotions.
Posted at 8:02 PM
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Posted at 7:29 PM
Theory, which is expectation, always determines criticism, and never more than when it is unconscious.
John Crowe Ransom
Posted at 11:31 AM
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Posted at 9:47 AM
Simplicity is complexity resolved.
Posted at 11:08 AM
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Posted at 7:44 AM
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Inscribed on Thomas Huxley’s memorial
Posted at 10:59 AM
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Posted at 10:58 AM
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.
Posted at 6:49 PM
Imagine how much harder physics would be if electrons had feelings.
Posted at 6:46 PM
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