"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
Greek philosopher and scholar
"I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians."
"If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon."
"I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o'clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous."
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
"A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself."
Henry Peter Brougham
"Poets are literal-minded men who will squeeze a word till it hurts."
"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."
"If I fall, look out for the crash. There won't be anyone left standing."
"The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
And the river its banks."
"There's a big difference between confidence and conceit."
US football quarterback
"By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life."
Sir James George Frazer
("The Golden Bough")
"Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody."
(Note: a different person from Stanislaw Lem)
"He's the kind of guy that would be really sweet to a girl and bring her flowers, but still take a pee in the alley."
, on pal Johnny Depp
"It feels very cool to be part of a girl gang."
US comic actor (SNL)
"If I leave the cabinet, I'll go with an arrow in my heart, not a bullet in my back."
Walter J. Hickel
US Governor (AK), Secretary of the Interior