Quotations About / On: SOMETIMES

  • 41.
    It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, "A Biologist's Thoughts," ch. 7 (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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  • 42.
    Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 130 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 43.
    Technique bridges among ideas, and sometimes generates them.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 44.
    Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
    (Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, to the spirit of one of his partners, who has joined him at the gates of Heaven (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
  • 45.
    Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 166 (1973).)
  • 46.
    Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Mr. Morfin, in Dombey and Son, ch. 58 (1848).)
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  • 47.
    Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies—never.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 48.
    Virtue sometimes pretends. Vice is always sincere.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 49.
    Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
    (Eliot Porter (1901-1990), U.S. photographer. Quoted in Guardian (London, November 6, 1990).)
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  • 50.
    But in philosophy, sometimes the baby ought to go out with the bath water.
    (A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. Certainty and Surface in Epistemology and Philosophical Method, p. 181, Edwin Mellen Press (1991).)
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