The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
- Francis Maitland Balfour
(1851–1882) British biologist, author of textbooks, younger brother of Lord Balfour
... the theory of probability is at bottom only common sense
reduced to calculation; it makes us appreciate with exactitude
what reasonable minds feel by a sort of instinct, often without
being able to account for it. ... It is remarkable that this
science which originated in the consideration of games of chance
should become the most important object of human knowledge. ...
The most important questions of life are, for the most part,
really only problems of probability.