With Portlandia I don't think our intention is always to find something funny. Sometimes the humor comes from taking something really seriously. We're okay with making somebody feel uncomfortable or uneasy.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.
Truth is so hard to tell it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Truth is a good dog but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Truth is the daughter of time not of authority.
Friends are thieves of time.
Many a man's strength is in opposition and when he faileth he grows out of...
Science is but an image of the truth.
If a man's wit be wandering let him study the mathematics.
Next to religion let your care be to promote justice.
It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty or to seek power...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the...
Nature is often hidden sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice which the more a man's nature runs to the...
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
Money is like manure of very little use except it be spread.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits but not...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism but depth in philosophy...