The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
When the cat’s away, the rats dance on the table.
Anyone who claims that a cat cannot give a dirty look either has never kept a cat or is singularly unobservant.
When the cat's away the mice will play.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature, the players on the other side is hidden from us.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
To command the professors of astronomy to confute their own observations is to enjoin an impossibility, for it is to command them to not see what they do see, and not to understand what they do understand, and to find what they do not discover.