- But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
- To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
- It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Perfection is reached not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
Adela Rogers St. Johns
- God made man, and then said I can do better than that and made woman.
Edward McChesney Sait
- Education can train, but not create, intelligence.
John Charles Salak
- Failures are divided into two classes: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
- An artist only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
Jonas Salk , M.D.
- The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Paul A. Samuelson
- Good questions outrank easy answers.
- N°ytralitet er ň ta parti med den sterkeste. (Neutrality is to side with the strongest.)
Dean of Engineering, Georgia Tech
- Statistics in the hands of an engineer are like a lamppost to a drunk - they're used more for support than illumination.
- Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
- There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.
- America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences. -from The Last Puritan
- Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
- People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true.
- Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- Art supplies constantly to contemplation what nature seldom affords in concrete experience -- the union of life and peace. -- from The Life of Reason
- Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
David Sarnoff's associates
- The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - in response to his urgings for investment in radio in the 1920s
- Everything has been figured out except how to live.
Marilyn vos Savant
- You're who you think you are, even if you never admit it to yourself or to anyone else. You may be in the worst position to judge, but you're in the best position to know.
- Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.
- Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain. --from The Maid of Orleans
- It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
- Optimism is an intellectual choice.
- The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with outstanding accuracy.
- Nobody ever says to men, how can you be a Congressman and a father.
Dr Robert Schuller
- Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip
- I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.
- Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. - Snoopy
- Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?" Then a voice answers "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up." - Charlie Brown
- I cannot win anything until I am willing to lose everything.
Susan Polis Schutz
- Come into the mountains, dear friend
Leave society and take no one with you
But your true self
Get close to nature
Your everyday games will be insignificant
Notice the clouds spontaneously forming patterns
And try to do that with your life.
- Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. (speech, 1859)
- Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right. (speech, 1899)
- Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.
- War is a profane thing.
- Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.
- Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.>
- I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
- Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Sir Walter Scott
- O what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
- Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
- But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
- Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive! --from Marmion (1808)
- As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
- No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
- No great marketing decisions have ever been made on quantitative data.
- It is regrettable for the education of the young that war stories are always told by those who survived.
- The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
Charles de Secondat
- I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Giacomo de Seingalt
- When you fool a fool you strike a blow for intelligence.
- Finally, in conclusion, let me say just this.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
- It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.
- Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
- Death: A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
- People do not care how nobly they live, only how long, despite the fact that it is within everyone's reach to live nobly, but within no one's reach to live long.
- It is proof of a bad cause when it is appluaded by the mob.
- Man is a reasoning Animal.
- Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.
- There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on.
- You unlock the door with the key of imagination...
- Somewhere between apathy and anarchy lies the thinking human being.
(1904-1991)(aka Theodore Seuss Geisel), US author, illustrator, known for his imaginatice children's books
- You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a
- Adults are obsolete children.
- Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
- I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
Today was good.
Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.