Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Few Quotations

(Culled from http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tao/quotes.html)

It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature and affect to despise it are among its worst and least pleasant examples. (Charles Dickens, "Nicholas Nickleby")

The price of hating other humans is loving oneself less. (Eldridge Cleaver)

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. (John Andrew Holmes)

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless. (Stephen Weinberg)

When 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)

[Kepler] preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions, and that is the heart of science. (Carl Sagan, "Cosmos")

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. (George Bernard Shaw)

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one. (Glenn Beck)

1 comment:

Tor Hershman said...

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Tor