Quotation Explorer - 'Neel Burton'

Love is like chickenpox. It's much worse when it comes late. - Neel Burton
It takes ten good decisions to make up for one disastrous one. This is why it is better not to make nine good decisions than to make one bad one—which is what happens most of the time. - Neel Burton
I can't believe I spent 13 years at school and never got taught cooking, gardening, conversation, massage, Latin, or philosophy. What were they thinking? That I would somehow live off inorganic chemistry? - Neel Burton
The two greatest warriors are Truth and Time. Be sure to march behind, and not against, them. - Neel Burton
If you say it very softly, with a smile, you can get away with saying almost anything, even the truth. - Neel Burton
No one ever pays to learn the most important things. - Neel Burton
In philosophy, phenomenology is the study of the structures of experience and consciousness. Wine blind tasting is the best phenomenology, phenomenology par excellence, returning us from our heads into the world, and, at the same time, teaching us the methods of the mind. - Neel Burton
Relative poverty is when you have more taste than money. - Neel Burton
My basic political principle: If something, whether right- or left-wing, is driven by love and solidarity, it is right; if it is driven by hate and fear it is wrong. Simple as that. - Neel Burton
Man is mostly a collection of emotions, most of which he would do better not to be feeling. - Neel Burton
The irony is, nothing is more frightening than being frightened. - Neel Burton
There are essentially three types of people: those who love life more than they fear it, those who fear life more than they love it, and those who have no clue what I'm talking about. - Neel Burton
A writer is someone who, needing nothing and no one, wants everything and everyone. - Neel Burton
Philosophy gives life to life. - Neel Burton
When we stop noticing small things, we are no longer truly alive. - Neel Burton
Maths is at only one remove from magic. - Neel Burton
Xenophobia is when you smile at people and they don't smile back. - Neel Burton
It is no coincidence that, on all four sides, in all four corners, the borders of the Roman Empire stopped where wine could no longer be made. - Neel Burton
An artist is someone who, needing nothing and no one, wants everything and everyone. - Neel Burton
The three most powerful seasonings are hunger, variety, and gratitude. - Neel Burton
One needs to be either more brave or more good, because if courage is lacking goodness can substitute, while cowardice is the deficiency of both. - Neel Burton
Man cannot bear to be in the wrong. As soon as he feels guilt or remorse, he bends his ethics to suit himself. Actions do not flow from ethics, but ethics from actions, and it is by refining our actions that we refine our ethics. - Neel Burton
The problem with studying is that it gets in the way of education. - Neel Burton
Of all funny things, truth is the funniest. - Neel Burton
Many things can prolong your life, but only wisdom can save it. - Neel Burton
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