Quotes Collected During Fall 2006 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Fall 2006 semester. Most recently added quotes are displayed first.

We are reminded that there is no mathematically satisfying way to
measure the life of Saddam Hussein against all the lives he destroyed.

-- William F. Buckley (01925-?????) { American author/conservative journalista; more... } [math of war]

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those
who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

-- Theodor Geisel (01904-01991) {Dr. Seuss; American writer/cartoonist; more...} [life]

Virtually every senior government official I met was an engineer. They are ramping up in the most profound way. Math and science are ingrained. We're a country of laws and men. They're a country of engineers.
-- Robert Cresanti { U.S. Tech Czar; after recent trip to China } [china]

We forget so that we can engage in lifelong learning.
-- Chris Benton {SCC math professor who studies Rabbinic literature} [learning]

The nanoscale just happens to also be the scale at which cell biology operates. We're entering an era when we are able to use the tools of nanotechnology to answer fundamental puzzles of biology.
-- Philip Nelson { University of Pennsylvania physics professor } [nanobio]

Naked man arrested for concealed weapon.
-- AP Headline (6 Nov 02006) { 6-inch metal awl wrapped in black electrical tape } [humor]

There is work that is work and there is play that is play;
there is play that is work and work that is play.
And in only one of these lie happiness.

-- Gelett Burgess (01866-01951) {poet/cartoonist; created the word blurb; more... } [life/happiness]

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
-- Cicero (-00106 to -00043) { Latin orator, philosopher, writer; more... } [teaching]

I will be 83 years old on December 12 and I've decided to retire while I'm still young.
-- Bob Barker (01923-?????) { announcing his retirement after 50 years on TV; more... } [life]

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he should be able and willing to pull his weight.
-- Theodore Roosevelt (01858-01919) { 26th President of the United States; more... } [responsibility]

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.
-- Andrew Lang (01844-01912) { Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic; more... } [statistics]

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
-- Mother Teresa (01910-01997) { founder of Missionaries of Charity in India; more... } [kindness]

A person who graduated yesterday and stops studying
today is uneducated tomorrow.

-- anonymous {seen on the back of a t-shirt on a SCC student} [life/learning]

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
-- Despair.com { Demotivators® by E.L. Kersten; poster } [conformity]

Art is a guaranty of sanity.
-- Louise Bourgeois { Phoenix Convention Center mirror artist ... back side ... from floor } [art/sanity]

Rule of thumb: anything that can happen by accident can happen by malice - only more so.
-- Steven M. Bellovin { CS professor at Columbia U.; USENET co-creator; more... } [security/malice]

The limits of your language are the limits of your world.
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein (01889-01951) { Austrian philosopher who liked mathematics; more... } [communication]

It's like Fort Knox, except everyone has the keys and takes whatever gold they want whenever they want it.
-- Larry Ellison { co-founder/CEO of Oracle; more... } [free software/open source]

The importance of the creation of the zero mark can never be exaggerated.
-- G.B. Halsted (01853-01922) { mathematician; UT-Austin and Princeton connection; more... } [zero]

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.

-- Plato (347 BC) {Greek philosopher; more... } [indifference]

Wikipedia is a non-profit virtual utopia, where people
are working for free to build something really cool: A
living, breathing, freshly-updated, must-have, addictive,
equal-opportunity free encyclopedia with content that reflects
the diversity and knowledge of the society that shares the
ownership and creation of it.

-- Bambi Francisco {via AlwaysOn email message that started "Hello nanofoo..."} [wikipedia]

To arrive at the simple is difficult.
-- Rashid Elisha { can't find any information about Rashid Elisha } [simplicity]

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
-- Grigori Perelman (01966-) {Russian mathguru; awarded Fields Medal in 02006; more...} [future/learning]

I feel like a number
I'm not a number
Dammit I'm a man

-- Bob Seger (01945-) {from the Stranger In Town album (1978); more...} [life]

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Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 3 August 2006
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST