Quotes Collected During Spring Semester 2005

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Spring Semester 2005. The most recently added quotes are displayed first.

The only thing worse than training your employees and losing them is not training your employees and keeping them.
-- Zig Ziglar { author and motivational speaker }

Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full.
-- Henry Kissinger {American foreign affairs guru of the 1970s}

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
-- Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986) { American journalist; more quotes by Harris }

When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old.
Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to
measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and
chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most
awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity.

-- Walter Cronkite (01916-02009) {"the most trusted man in America"; more...} [geometry]

A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature. Plus, it really teaches the baby who's boss.
-- Tina Fey (1970-???) { Saturday Night Live comedian; pic }

Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill

-- Bob Seger { lyric from "Old Time Rock'n Roll" }

If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

-- Bob Dylan { 1963; BobDylan.com::Lyric:: The Time They Are A-Changin' }

Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
-- Spike Milligan (01918-02002) { British actor and comic; more... } [money/happiness]

I made a decision with college presidents that if a student is denied access because of this tuition increase, the college president and I will sit down and personally figure out how the student can attend.
-- Rufus Glasper { MCCCD chancellor on 2005's 9.1% tuition increase; TuitionGouging.US } [education]

But tell your mama and your papa
sometimes good guys don't wear white.

-- Standells { heard on KCDX while driving to SCC; lyrics }

The timing and severity of the flu season, which fluctuates
from year to year, can have a considerable impact on our
business, and this year we seem to be experiencing a milder
and later flu season than we experienced last year.

-- Kenneth Budde {CEO of Stewart Enterprises; a death care Co. since 1910} [death]

An enterprising computer programmer somewhere is probably busy right now designing instructional software that could completely eliminate professors as we know them, a City University of New York administrator said on Sunday at a conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
-- Chronicle.com { 03/07/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education }

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
-- Carl Rogers (01902-01987) {psychologist responsible for 'Person centered psychotherapy'; more...} [learning]

I would say he won't look back for a nanosecond.
-- Mike Gallagher { chair--Sun Angel Foundation board of directors; how Crow will fill ASU's AD spot } [nano]

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, throughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming -- WOW what a ride!
-- annonymous { found on a computer monitor in SCC's college safety office } [life]

A teacher's day is half bureaucracy, half crisis, half monotony and one-eighth epiphany. Never mind the arithmetic."
-- Susan Ohanian { from Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 246; SusanOhanian.org } [teaching]

And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll,
but he was too young to die.
No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll,
if you're too young to die.

-- Jethro Tull { by the way Ian Anderson... which one's Jethro? } [forever young]

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
-- Richard Leider { career development counselor; quote found in Ed The Hotdogger's holiday calendar } [life]

In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building,
and I said, "Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me."

-- Grace Hopper (01906-01992) {U.S. Naval Officer; mathematician; computer programmer; more...} [nano]

You know, there are numbers in building; there are numbers in
construction; there are numbers in business; there are numbers
in photography; there are numbers in music; there are fractions
in cooking. So wherever numbers are in real life, then let's
go and meet them and work with them.

-- John Holt (01923-01985) {learner/teacher; Conversation with John Holt - Natural Child Project} [life]

We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.
What we can best learn from good teachers is how to teach ourselves better.

-- John Holt (1923-1985) { learner/teacher; Conversation with John Holt - Natural Child Project }

UPDATE: Meanwhile, a big-time blogger is taking a break. Andrew Sullivan announces he's going on hiatus. Ebb, flow. Just like the real world.
-- Dan Gillmor { Gillmor is a blogger; Grassroots Journalism }

As a leader in the industry, DA has led the industry-wide build out of an infrastructure of more than 50,000 scanners for veterinary clinics and shelters. This system now accounts for more than 7,000 reunions per month of lost/separated dogs and cats with their owners.
-- Digital Angel Corp. { delivers 50,000 bio-thermo RFID microchips in United Kingdom; DigitalAngelCorp.com }

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder, a part of experience.
He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) { lawyer/statesman/essayist/historian/ philosopher/champion of modern science; more... } [travel]

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.

-- Francis Bacon (01561-01626) {English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, intellectual reformer, philosopher, and champion of modern science; more... }

Sustainable development is...development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of further generations to meet their own needs.
-- Our Common Future (1987) { World Commission on Environment and Development; Brundtland Report }

How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
-- Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) { American aviator; nonstop across the Atlantic in 1927; homepage } [sustainability]

If you don't think for yourself, others will think for you -- to their advantage.
-- Harold Gordon { }

The most important outcome of education is to help
students become independent of formal education.

-- Paul E. Gray (?????-) {14th President of MIT; more...} [education]

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it
is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (01809-01894) {American physician; more...} [life]

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
can never go back to its old dimensions.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (01809-01894) {American physician; more...} [life]

He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact
that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.

-- Plato (ca 429-347 BC) {obtained from the Furman.edu:: Mathematical Quotation Server } [life]

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.
-- T.E. Lawrence { The Seven Pillars of Wisdom [quote from CaitlinG] }

Aubrey de Grey thinks he knows how to defeat aging. He's brilliant, but is he nuts?
-- Sherwin Nuland { "Do you want to live forever?" Yes, and I want to "stay forever young." }

I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science.
-- Donald E. Knuth { Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University }

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-- Foo Insurance Company { keywords: not, opt-out, or }

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Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 16 January 2005
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