"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." -- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Goût, 1825.
"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination." -- Voltaire
"Never find your delight in another's misfortune." -- Publius Syrus (1c BCE)
"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -- such is a pleasure beyond compare." -- Yoshida Kenkō, Tsurezuregusa.
"It requires a very unusual mind to make an analysis of the obvious." -- Alfred North Whitehead