Hans Holbein the Younger, “Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons” (c. 1543), oil on oak, 180.3 x 312.4 cm, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London (image via Web Gallery of Art) (click to enlarge)

Britain voted to Leave; chaos ensued. Will it find a way to Remain?

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

—Friedrich Nietzsche

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

—Arthur Schopenhauer

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

—Marie Curie, letter to her brother

There would still remain the never-resting mind,
So that one would want to escape, come back
To what had been so long composed.
The imperfect is our paradise.

—Wallace Stevens, “The Poems of Our Climate”

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.

—Heda Bejar

Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.

—Ambrose Bierce

If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?

—Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

—Edith Wharton

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

—Abraham Lincoln

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

—Samuel Butler

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

—Booker T. Washington

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

—Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

—Neil Gaiman, Sandman

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