Ars Physica
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Jean Giraudoux, French diplomat and novelist.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire, French writer and philosopher.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell, American writer and mythologist.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.
Robert Ingersoll, American orator and political leader.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French diplomat.
It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer.
Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher.
There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken, American journalist and essayist.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de la Fontaine, French writer and poet.

For those that enjoyed Schekman’s piece on The Guardian a couple of days ago (*), this should be icing on the cake: he’s doing an AMA on reddit.

» “How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science”.

Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.
François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer.