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“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone” – Bill Cosby.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates ’81

“If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something” – Anonymous

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” – Anonymous

“Never judge a book by its movie.” – Anonymous

“A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.” – Anonymous

“When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging” – Will Rogers

“Fear is only the limit of reality one is willing to accept” – Jim Keener

“Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved” – Albert Einstein

“Never test the depth of the water with both feet” – Anonymous

“Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment” -Anonymous

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

“It isn’t easy to keep your mouth and your mind open at the same time” – Anonymous

“Just when you get really good at something, you don’t need to do it anymore” – Anonymous

“Don’t give others a piece of your mind unless you can afford it” – Anonymous

“Do things and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils” – Hector Berlioz

“It’s better to be a lion for a day then a sheep all your life” – Sister Elizabeth Kenny

“A great many people think that they are thinking when they are merly rearranging their prejudices” – William James

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves otherwise we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Opportunities are generally disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers

“Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf” – Native American Proverb

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” – President John F. Kennedy

“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it” – Golda Meir

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Anonymous

“No one can make you fell inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“The person who tries to be better than himself is likely to have more success than someone who tries to be better than someone else” – Anonymous

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions” – Charles P.Steinmetz

“If you are patient in one moment of anger you will escape a hundred days of sorrow” – Chines Epigram

“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds” – Alexander Graham Bell

“The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot stay in the cradle forever” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

“Among the map makers of each generation are the risk takers, those who see the opportunities, seize the moment and expand man’s vision of the future” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We hold it in our power to begin the world anew…” – Thomas Paine

“No Bucks, no Buck Roger’s” – Anonymous

“I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.” – Lucille Ball

“Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.” – Anonymous

“In my free time I do differential and integral calculus.” – Karl Marx

“How is error possible in mathematics?” – Henri Poincare

“Some men see things the way they are, and say why. I dream things that never were, and say, why not?” – Bob Kennedy

“But what … is it good for?” – Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – President and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter Drucker

“I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.” – Wernher von Braun

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a redhot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein,

“There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.” – Charles Sanders Pierce

“Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky — or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.” – Carl Sandburg

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei

“No, I’m not going to explain it. If you can’t figure it out, you didn’t want to know anyway… :-)” – Larry Wall

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brink

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.” – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – G. K. Chesterton

“If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – Rene Descartes

“Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.” – Rene Descartes

“Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.” – Mary O’Hare Dumas

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Hayes

“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” – Lao-Tzu

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view.” – Harry Millner

“Through struggle to the stars.” – Motto of the Mulvany family

“A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.” – Zadok Rabinwitz

“Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.” – Rodan of Alexandria

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.” – Leo C. Rosten

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” – Niels Bohr

“Everything that can be invented, has been invented.” – Charles H. Duell, 1899

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” – Bernard M. Baruch

“Those who are different change the world forever but those who are the same simply keep it that way.” – Christina Bre Evans

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn … and change.” – Carl Rogers

“There is no achievement without goals.” – Robert J. Mckain

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” – Phil Weltman

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.” – Charles C. Noble

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” – Adlai Stevenson

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clark

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” – W. Edwards Deming

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He who never walks except where he sees other men’s tracks will make no discoveries.” – Anonymous

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” – Willy Wonka

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein

“I don’t know why I did it, I don’t know why I enjoyed it, and I don’t know why I’ll do it again.” – Bart Simpson

“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” – Isaac Asimov

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.” – William G. McAdoo

“My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” – Thomas Dewar

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” – Albert Einstein

“My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.” – George Santayana

“There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.” – Aristotle

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’” -Isaac Asimov

“If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

“Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” – Albert Einstein

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” – James R. Cook

“I refuse to engage in an intellectual battle with an unarmed man.” – Albert Einstein

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.” – Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC) Egyptian Pharoah

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” -Michel de Montaigne

“If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“It’s not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better.” – Alberta Lee Cox

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Always do more than is required of you.” – George Smith Patton

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him. The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself. All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – Samuel Clemens

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalms 46:1

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life.” – Ecclesiastics 6:16

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” – Winston Churchill

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.” – John Dewey

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don t try.” – Beverly Sills

“The man who tried his best and fails is superior to the man who never tried.” – Bud Wilkinson

“If your enemy falls, do not exult, and if he trips, let your heart not rejoice” – Proverbs 24:17

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” – Douglas Adams

“I love deadlines. I especially love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams

“In 1963, when I assigned the name “quark” to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon, I had the sound first, without the spelling, which could have been “kwork.” Then, in one of my occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce, I came across the word “quark” in the phrase “Three quarks for Muster Mark.” Since “quark” (meaning, for one thing, the cry of a gull) was clearly intended to rhyme with “Mark,” as well as “bark” and other such words, I had to find an excuse to pronounce it as “kwork.” But the book represents the dreams of a publican named Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. Words in the text are typically drawn from several sources at once, like the “portmanteau words” in Through the Looking Glass. From time to time, phrases occur in the book that are partially determined by calls for drinks at the bar. I argued, therefore, that perhaps one of the multiple sources of the cry “Three quarks for Muster Mark” might be “Three quarts for Mister Mark,” in which case the pronunciation “kwork” would not be totally unjustified. In any case, the number three fitted perfectly the way quarks occur in nature.” – Gell-Mann, Murray

“Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.” – John Paul II, Pope (Karol Wojtyla)

“It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.” – Kaku, Michio

“The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.” – Albert Abraham Michelson (In 1903)

“The worst part about politics is that you’re always right and no one ever knows it.” – Alex Moore

“If more people just gave up there would be fewer wars.” – Snowbell, Stuart Little 2

“I hope I live to regret this.” – Snowbell, Stuart Little 2

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” – Anonymous

“You can only be great if you keep your mind in your head all the time.” – Mark Falvo

“Be quiet, or I’ll give you so many demerits, your ancestors will be counting demerits.” – Mark Falvo

“I just thought, …which doesn’t work.” – Jim Keener

“No one can be as intellectually slothful as a really smart person” – Stephen King

“A great many people think that they are thinking when they are mearly rearranging their prejudices” – William James

“Among the map makers of each generation are the risk takers, those who see the opportunities, seize the moment and expand man’s vision of the future” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We hold it in our power to begin the world anew…” – Thoams Paine

“For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.” – President John F. Kennedy

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.” – Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

“If your enemy falls, do not exult, and if he trips,let your heart not rejoice” – Proverbs 24:17

“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes.” – Jim Gray

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it’s is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” – Alice Swaim

“Always do what is right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest.” – Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight iof the shore.” – Anonymous

“Friendship multiplies joy and divides griefs.” – Thomas Fuller

“One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.” – African Proverb

“A book hold a house of gold.” – Chinese Proverb

“You can always tell a real friends; when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel that done a permanent job.” – Laurence J. Peter

“Those who do no know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir

“The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

“The only why for us to help ourselves is to help others and to listen to each other’s stories.” – Eli Wiesel

“Every thing that is done in this world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther

“Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do.” – Lucille Ball

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in you mind.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Quality is never an accident.” – Ailla A. Foster

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Making the simple complicated is common place; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Always be a first-rate version of ourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

“There is nothing stronger in this world than gentleness.” – Han Suyin

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, talking the moment and making the best of it.” – Gilda Radner

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” – Gale Sayers

“Construction of it will begin 50 years after everyone stops laughing.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus

“That dot is obviously way too big to really represent a point. But we’ll live with it, if we all just agree what a point really is.” – Cynthia Lanius

“If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that’s all I have to say.” – Jenna Derrico

“Do you think that your argument is so weak that it cannot withstand a debate?” – Data

“To be blunt, YOU’RE NOT THAT IMPORTANT.” – Q

“An ancestor of mine once maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Captain Spock

“Don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man. Let history make its own judgments.” – Commander William T. Riker

“It’s about the future, Madam Chancellor. Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven’t run out of history just yet. Your father called the future “the undiscovered country”. People can be very frightened of change.” – Captain James T. Kirk

“Q might have done the right thing for the wrong reason, perhaps we need a good kick in our complacency to get us ready for what’s ahead” — Captain Picard

“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you should back home and hide under your bed. It’s not safe out here. There are wonders beyond your wildest imagination, and terrors, that will freeze you soul……But it’s not for the timid.” – Q

“Believing oneself to be perfect is often a sign of a delusional mind.” – Data

“I don’t hate you, Cardassian, I hate what I became because of you.” – Miles O’Brian

“Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility.” – Michael Korda

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.” – Anon.

“Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought – particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.” – Woody Allen

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.” – Stephen Hawking

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” – Thomas Jefferson

“All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.” – Anon.

“All programmers are lousy playwrights and all computers are too literal of an actor” – Jim Keener

“I have a spelling checker It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure your pleased too no,
Its letter perfect in it’s weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.” -Janet Minor

“The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy

“How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?” – Albert Einstein

“It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.” – Carl Sagan

“[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together” – Isaac Asimov

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – annon

“Patience with others is Love,Patience with self is Hope,Patience with God is Faith.” – Adel Bestavros

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

“I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.” – Kyle Schmidt

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

“The great tragedy of science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” – Thomas Huxley

“Afterism (n) – A concise, clever statement you don’t think of until too late.” – John Alexander Thom

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” – Bertrand Russell

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.” – Albert Einstein

“Skill is successfully walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. Intelligence is not trying.” – Anonymous

“Anyone who has not been shocked by quantum physics has not understood it.” – Neils Bohr

“I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum physics.” – Richard Feynman

“I have declared infinite worlds to exist beside this our earth. It would not be worthy of God to manifest Himself in less than an infinite universe.” – Giordano Bruno

“We start off confused and end up confused on a higher level.” – Alan Chalmers (“What is this thing called Science?”)

“Words are nothign more than gross oversimplifications” – Alex Moore

“Math is like Religion. The more I learn about it, the more what I was taught makes sense” – Alex Moore

“Every man takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“A religion contradicting science and a science contradicting religion are equally false.” – P.D. Ouspenski

“As long as men are free to ask what they must – free to say what they think – free to think what they will – freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

“If you hate a person, you hate something in them that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” – Hermann Hesse

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

“We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God, as the Catholics and Protestants do.” – Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce (c1840-1904)

“If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.” – Chinese proverb

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

“The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits that favor that theory.” – Thomas Jefferson

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” – Sir Isaac Newton

“Every solution of a problem is a new problem.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Black holes are where God divided by zero.” – Steven Wright

“If the problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.” – Tibetan proverb

“The concept of progress must be grounded in the idea of catastrophe. That things are ‘status quo’ is the catastrophe.” – Walter Benjamin

“Science is the systematic classification of experience.” – George Henry Lewes

“A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.” – H. H. Munro ‘Saki’

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.” – Alan J. Perlis

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

WHAT is your name?”
“Captain Jean-Luc Picard.”
WHAT is your quest?”
“I seek the Holy Grail.”
WHAT is the average velocity of a Bird of Prey?”
“Romulan or Klingon?”
“I…..I don’t know AAAAAHHHHH!”
- If you don’t get it, watch Monty Python & The Holy Grail

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” -Albert Einstein

“If conversion to Christianity makes no improvement in a man outward actions—if he continues to be just as snobbish or spiteful or envious or ambitious as he was before—then I think we must suspect that his conversion was largely imaginary.” – C.S. Lewis

“Y es que eres mi existencia, mi sentir; eresmi luna, eres mi sol, eres mi noche de amor…” – “Adora”

“Ama me fideliter! Fidem meam noto: De corde totaliter Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter Absens in remota.” – Carmina Burana, “Omnia Sol Temperat”

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – Ames Baldwin

“Nunc scio quit sit amor.” – Virgil

“We are survival machines-robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.” – Richard Dawkins

“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.” – David Hilbert

“Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.” – G. Moore

“What if Columbus had been told, ‘Chris, baby, don’t go now. Wait until we’ve solved our number one priorities — war and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illieracy and racial hatred—and Queen Isabella’s own personal brand of ‘interal security’‘” – W.I.E. Gates

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;”
- T. S. Eliot, from Four Quartets, final section

“The game of science can accurately be described as a never-ending insult to human intelligence.” – Joao Magueijo

“Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.” —Marva Collins

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Einstein

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.” – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Orson Welles (1915-1985)

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a C, the idea must be feasible.” – A Yale University management professor, in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express)

“Why don’t you write books people can read?” – Nora Joyce, to her husband James (1882-1941)

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” – President Harry S Truman

“That best portion of a good man’s life — His little, nameless, unremembered, acts of kindness and of love. “ – William Wordsworth

“After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.” – Italian proverb

“Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.” – Lou Reed

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already happened.” – Douglas Adams

“Mars is essentially in the same orbit… Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.” – Vice President Dan Quayle, 8/11/89

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.” -Arnold Bennet

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first” -Mark Twain

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:40

“That sound you just heard? That was the joke doing Mach 4 over your head.” – Anonymous Coward

“Never underestimate stupidity, never overstimate competence.” – Anonymous

“And that’s the essence of programming. By the time you’ve sorted out a complicated idea into little steps that even a stupid machine can deal with, you’ve certainly learned something about yourself.” – Richard (“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detection Agency”)

“Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope.” – Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends, 1972

“A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.” – Edward Teller

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Wernher Von Braun

“Science does not know its debt to imagination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. – William Lawrence Bragg

“Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.” – Henri Poincar&egrage;

“The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.” – Robert L. Park, in The New York Times, 7 December 1999

“Facts are not science – as the dictionary is not literature”. – Martin H. Fischer

“Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.” – Bertrand Russel

“There are only 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.” – Appears on a tshirt

“There are only 11 types of people in this world. Those who understand Gray, and those who don’t.” – Appears on a tshirt following the binary one

“Always program as if the person who will be maintaining your program is a violent psychopath that knows where you live.” – Martin Golding

“Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.” – Bruce Brown

“Heuristics are bug ridden by definition if they didn’t have bugs, then they’d be algorithms.”

“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.” – Rich Cook

“You start coding. I’ll go find out what they want.” – Computer analyst to programmer

UNIX is an operating system, OS/2 is half an operating system, Windows is a shell, and DOS is a boot partition virus.” – Peter H. Coffin

“There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence.” – Jeremy S. Anderson

“Unix is user-friendly. It’s just very selective about who its friends are.”

“Unix is user-friendly. However, it isn’t idiot friendly.”

“PacMan is the most violent game ever. What other game teaches you to eat your enemies and things off the floor?” – Unknown

“Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.” – Marcus Brigstocke

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.” – Mitch Ratcliffe

“Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.” – Lord Kelvin

“Anyone who slaps a ‘this page is best viewed with Browser X’ label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network.” – Tim Berners-Lee (in Technology Review, July 1996)

“The disadvantage of working over networks is that you can’t so easily go into someone else’s office and rip their bloody heart out.” – Jim McDonald

“Trust The Computer. The Computer is your friend.” – Paranoia RPG

“Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities”. – Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany in “Weeds & Moss” from My Ireland

“All the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.” – Eleanor Farjeon

“Amoris vulnus idem sanat, qui facit.” – Syrus Publilius

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while.” – The Princess Bride

“Love: A term which has no meaning if defined.” – John Ralston Saul, The Doubter’s Companion

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Cor.13:4-7

“Si vis amari, ama.” – Ovid

“There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a ‘hottest part’ implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of hell comfortably cool. This is obviously impossible.” – Richard Davisson

“Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.” – Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, 1926

“Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.” – Abraham Flexner, Universities, 1930

“[Molecular biology] is simply moving small quantities of liquid from one vile to another.” – Bob Duda

“It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.” – H.L. Mencken, “Minority Report,” Notebooks, 1956

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – F. Wikzek

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“I just assumed the worst…for conversation’s sake.” – Alex Moore

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” – Stephen Hawking (1942 – )

“In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” -Johann von Neumann

“The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.” -Edsgar Dijkstra

“These problems require experiense or ingenuiity. I have neither.” – Jim Keener

“Some people think mathematics is about abstraction. It’s about finding similarities between dissimilar things and seeing what this implies.” – Stuart Hastings

“He’s not my type; he’s just my dream guy” – Jess Szyjko

“Laughter should be spread, not kept in a bottle.” – Jess Szyjko

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” -Erich Fromm

“You’ll need four things, all readily available: Microstructured cellulose sheets, a device for depositing thin layers of graphite in controlled patterns, a flexible optical transducer (broad spectral response, high spatial resolution) to read out the data, and a sophisticated neural network to bring them all together.” – amide_one

“Knowledge, sir, should be free to all! — Harry Mudd, “I, Mudd”, stardate 4513.3

“Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.” – Lisa Hoffman

“For years, I struggled with reality… but I’m happy to say I finally won out over it.” — Elwood P. Dowd

“This isn’t right, this isn’t even wrong.” – Wolfgang Pauli

“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of” – Ogden Nash

“Unheard of means only it’s undreamed of yet, Impossible means not yet done.” – Julia Ecklar

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” -Sigmund Freud

“All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” – Voltaire

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Author Unknown

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galations 2:20

“[U]sing JNI is one of the biggest hacks ever. It’s like taping a howitzer onto a war elephant. You never really know where it’s going to hit” – Brian Rudo

“Is it not that if you do well you’ll be raised, and if you don’t do well then sin crouches at the threshold?” – Gen 4: 6

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – unknown

My mom always said, “Jim, you’re 1 in a million.” Given the current population, there are 6000 of me. God help us all! – jbar

“See Jesus. See Jesus doo a mirical. Run Jesus run!” – Alex, on the simplicity of Biblical Greek.

“You’re the ‘Wizard of Oz’. The guy behind the curtain, that no one sees, but does magical work” – Tyler, upon meeting for the first time me after seeing my work

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Tempo al tempo.” – Italian Proverb (All in good time)

“Una buona mamma vale cento maestre.” – Italian Proverb (A good mother is worth 100 teachers)

“Addig nyújtózkodj, amíg a takaród ér.” – Hungarian Proverb (Only stretch as far as your blanket reaches.)

“Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad” – Irish Proverb (A light heart lives longest)

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” – Albert Einstein

“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” – Alan Watts

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.” – Anton Chekhov

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes Laertius

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.” – Plutarch

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington

“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” – Walt Whitman

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers. “ – Francois Fenelon

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

“We like Jesus, we just don’t like his fan club.” – drum_bum

“All knowledge is worth having.” – Anafiel Delaunay

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge” – Charles Darwin

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” – J.R.R. Tolkien