The title quote is one of my favorites, from the roman play write and philosopher Seneca. I know, its a hell of a way to break my posting hiatus, and it may be the only post I'll make in the near future (I make no promises) but I'm just going to make this entire post a half-dozen or so quotes that I like.
So without further ado, my favorite 6 quotes in no particular order.
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."
~Sir William Drummond
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
~John F. Kennedy
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
"Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?"
Philip G. Hamerton
And to close the post out, one that perhaps I should leave off because it contradicts the post. But hey, it's still clever.
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion."