The Simplest Schoolboy Is Now Familiar With Truths For Which Archimedes Would Have Sacrificed His Life.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which
Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
-- Ernest Renan
In their report on _Life of Brian_]: Monty Python's usual schoolboy humour is here let loose on a period of history appropriately familiar to every schoolboy in the We
and a faith which could be shaken by such good-humoured ribaldry would be a very precarious faith indeed....
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring.
They are the very simplest things and, because it takes a man's life to know them, the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave....
The agnostics praye
O God, if there is a god, save my soul, if I have a soul -- Ernest Renan (1823-1890)...
The greatest truths are the simplest. A.W. Hare
The greatest truths are the simplest; so are the greatest men.
Every man is apt to form his notions of things difficult to be apprehended, or less familiar, from their analogy to things which are more familiar.
Thus, if a man bred to the seafaring life, and accustomed to think and talk only of matters relating to navigation, enters into discourse upon any other subjec...
Use the simplest solution which suffices.
Live life to the fullest. -- Ernest Hemingway
Yet man dies not while the world, at once his mother and his monument, remains.
His name is forgotten, indeed, but the breath he breathed yet stirs the pine-tops on the mountains, the sound of the words he spoke yet echoes on through space...