Lin Yutang

«One can learn such a lot and enjoy such a lot in seventy years, and three generations is a long, long time to see human follies and acquire human wisdom. Anyone who is wise and has lived long enough to witness the changes of fashion and morals and politics through the rise and fall of three generations should be perfectly satisfied to rise from his seat and go away saying,

Ciencia y humildad

«En el transcurso del tiempo, la humanidad tuvo que soportar tres grandes atentados de manos de la ciencia contra su ingenuo amor propio: el descubrimiento de que nuestro mundo no es el centro de las esferas celestes, sino un punto en un vasto universo; el descubrimiento de que no se nos creó de forma especial,

John Steinbeck

«And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.» —