The Flower Girl: You? 
The Tramp: (He nods in assent and smiles shyly,
            and then points to his eyes)
                 You can see now?
The Flower Girl: (She nods and her smile widens)
                 Yes, I can see now.

Charles Chaplin
Final scene of City Lights

We have developed speed
but we have shut ourselves in:
machinery that gives abundance
has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical,
our cleverness hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little:
more than machinery
we need humanity;
more than cleverness
we need kindness and gentleness.

Charles Chaplin
Speech of 'The Great Dictator'

Morar em Nova Iorque é bom,
mas é uma merda.
Morar no Rio é uma merda,
mas é bom.

Tom Jobim

Convictions are more dangerous
enemies of truth than lies.


Not the intensity but the duration
of high feelings makes high men.


Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw

Ao que não sabe, qualquer um engana.
Ao que não tem, qualquer um compra.

Simón Rodríguez, 1826

They first came for the communists,
and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
but I didn't speak up
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me.
And by that time
there was no one left
to speak for me.

Martin Niemoeller

Arguing that
you don't care about the right to privacy
because you have nothing to hide
is no different than saying
you don't care about free speech
because you have nothing to say.

Edward Snowden

All of us have heard this term 'preventive war'
since the earliest days of Hitler.
I don't believe there is such a thing;
and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to anyone seriously
that came in and talked about such a thing.

Dwight Eisenhower, 1953

We bomb your country, creating a humanitarian nightmare,
then lock you inside.
That's a horror movie, not a foreign policy.

Sen. Chris Murphy, 2017

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.

African proverb

It is not the false what limits the true,
but the insignificant.

René Thom

Take care, theologians, that in wishing to make matters of faith of the propositions attendant on the motion and stillness of the sun and the earth, in time you probably risk the danger of condemning for heresy those who assert the earth stands firm and the sun moves; in time, I say, when sensately or necessarily it will be demonstrated that the earth moves and the sun stands still.

Galileo Galilei

Cuanto más inútiles son los profesores,
tanto más elevados son sus salarios.

Galileo Galilei

Those are my principles,
and if you don't like them...
well, I have others.

Groucho Marx

Of course, there are many mathematicians
who are more or less honest.
But almost all of them are conformists.
They are more or less honest,
bit they tolerate those who are not honest.

Gregory Perelman

After a few years under the spotlights,
renowned and famous artists and scientists
should be compelled to change their names
to see whether they are still any good.