Friday, April 26, 2013

David Hume

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

H.L. Mencken

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure." 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jimmy Durante

Be awful nice to 'em going up, because you're gonna meet 'em all comin' down.