Quotes Collected During Fall 02014

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Fall 02014. Most recently added quotes are displayed first. Note: There were 1346 quotes when this webpage was created.

The road to wisdom? Well it's plain and simple to express:
Err and err and err again but less and less and less.

-- Piet Hein (01905-01996) {Danish scientist/mathematician; more...} [life]

Where the fuck is Rainbow Dash?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Each human being has infinite reality, and it is pride and arrogance
in a person not to honor his fellow-man... It is a paralogism that one
thousand human beings are worth more than one. The central point about
being human is that the unit "1" is the highest; "1000" counts for less.

-- Soren Kierkegaard (01813-01855) {Danish philosopher; more...} [life/human]

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful
obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the
personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There
is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want
to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure . all your
life. It.s as simple as that.

-- John Gardner (?????-) {Educator/writer; more...} [learning/failure]

There's no point getting up in the morning to be average...
We don't have to be constrained by 'it's never been done before'.
If you set the bar where you can jump over it, what are you
bothering with?"

-- Fiona Wood (01958-) {British plastic surgeon; more...} [life/average]

It was a fitting backdrop for his message that "education is the
great equalizer." He continued, "A math problem doesn't care whether
you were born into privilege or poverty. A great piece of literature
doesn't know if readers went to a fancy college."

-- Jeb Bush (01953-) {American politian; more...} [education]

Talent, intelligence, hard work, and ambition are all great,
but the real secret of successful people is often luck, timing,
and where they're from.

-- Malcolm Gladwell (01963-) {Canadian journalist/author/speaker; more...} [life]

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the
learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with
a world that no longer exists.

-- Eric Hoffer (01902-01983) {American author; more...} [life/learning]

I'm sorry, but you don't get credit for time served.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [education]

How many times do I need to see the pattern
before I see the pattern?

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [programming]

For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite,
or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect
the finite with the infinite.

-- Leo Tolstoy (01828-01910) {Russian writer; more...} [life]

We live in this cognitive tyranny that we don't recognize.
-- John Nosta (?????-) {thinker (Thinkology); more...} [life/thinking]

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.
-- Arnold J. Toynbee (01889-01975) {British historian; more...; added Labor Day 02014} [life/labor]

There is frequently more to be learn'd from the unexpected questions
of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according
to the notions they have borrowed, and the prejudices of their education.

-- John Locke (01632-01704) {English philosophere/physician; more...} [learning]

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
-- John Locke (01632-01704) {English philosophere/physician; more...} [life/error]

What works best is idealism but tempered by realism.
[...] Listen to the negative but don't let it bury you.

-- Jerome C. Glenn (?????-) {co-founder & director of The Millennium Project; more...} [life]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 18 August 2014
Last Modified: Friday, 28-Aug-2015 08:34:28 MST