These are some cool quotes people have sent me over the years. This page is still somewhat under construction so for now, they're in no particular order (well, unless you count the alphabet as particular). Nicer formats and more quotes to come soon!!!
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic."
"Anyone can become angry Ė that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way; this is not easy."
"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny...'"
"If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door."
Jorge Luis Borges:
"Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone."
Brooke Medicine Eagle:
"If you think you can, or, if you think you can't, you're right."
William Jennings Bryan
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
Randolph S. Bourne:
"Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing."
"If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
Author C. Clarke:
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."
Fr. Jerome Cummings:
"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."
"Results! Why, man, I have gotten lots of results. I know several thousand things that wonít work."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
Albert Einstein :
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age 18."
"Donít worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler. "
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
"The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, a new possibility, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science."
"If I had only known, I would have become a locksmith."
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
"Our greatest glory consists not of never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you."
Thomas Henry Huxley:
"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis for an ugly fact."
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of human kind as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers."
Clare Boothe Luce:
"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'"
"The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didnít exist."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
George Orwell :
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."
Jules Renard :
" I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't."
"What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."
"Tomorrow is often the busiest time of the year."
"When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear."
"Whatever women do they must do it twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult."
"I read the book of Job last night - I don't think God comes out well in it."