«Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.» — A. Whitney Griswold (President of Yale University from 1951 to 1963)
«Why should I give my readers bad lines of my own when good ones of others are so plenty?»
«If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.»
«Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.»
William of Ockham (1285-1349)
Let them hate, so long as they fear (Oderint Dum Metuant)
Lucius Accius, Fragment (170 BC — 86 BC).