Contents of W:
It should be the chief aim of a university professor to exhibit himself in his true character that is as an ignorant man thinking, actively utilizing his small share of knowledge.
Science can find no individual enjoyment in Nature; science can find no aim in Nature; science can find no creativity in Nature; it finds mere rules of succession.
Scientists animated by the purpose of proving that they are purposeless constitute an interesting subject for study.
Seek simplicity and distrust it.
The justification of a university is that it preserves the connection between knowledge and the zest of life, by uniting the young and the old in the imaginative consideration of learning. The university imparts information, but it imparts it […]
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
The pen may be stronger than the sword...but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.
I am a deeply superficial person.