It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths. Jean Rostand, "The Substance of Man"
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. Thomas Henry Huxley, "Aphorisms and Reflections"
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, "The Father Brown Omnibus"
It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him. François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"
It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad. Jimmy Buffett, "Tales Form Margaritaville"
It's a dangerous business going out your front door. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Fellowship of the Ring"
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Mignon McLaughin, "The Neurotic's Notebook"