The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Seek simplicity and distrust it.