Quotes Collected During Spring 2008 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Spring 2008 semester. Most recently added quotes are displayed first.

Capitalism without failure is like Christianity without hell.
-- Warren Buffet (01930-) {American investor/businessman; more...} [capitalism]

The only person who is educated is the one
who has learned how to learn and change.

-- Carl Rogers (01902-01987) { American psychologist; more... } [education]

Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.

-- Jim Rohn (01930-) {American business man; more...} [education]

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [education]

If you don't like what your're doing, don't do it.
-- Ray Bradbury (01920-02012) {American science fiction writer; more...} [life]

First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
-- Ray Bradbury (01920-02012) {American science fiction writer; more...} [life]

I think you never want to underestimate an American's willingness
to go into debt. I have taken a look at recessions. What do people
do in good and bad times? Drink, smoke, gamble and largely they
want to be entertained.

-- Ralph Schackart { market analyst; Wall Street Transcript report on Digital Media } [consumerism]

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

-- Fran Lebowitz (01950-) { American author; more... } [algebra]

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm
an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.

-- Tim Allen (01953-) { American comedian; more... } [life]

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
-- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) {American author; more...} [life]

Mr. Watson! Come here! I want you!
-- Alexander Graham Bell (01847-01922) { 1st phone call on 3/10/01876 (Fri.); more... } [communications]

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
-- Steven Wright (01955-) { American comedian/actor; more... } [beer]

Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party!"
-- Robin Williams (01952-) { American actor and comedian; more... } [seasons]

A government big enough to give you everything you want is
a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

-- Gerald Ford (01913-02006) {38th U.S. President (01974-01977); more...} [government]

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
-- Thomas Jefferson (01743-01826) {3rd U.S. President (01801-1809); more...} [life]

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
-- Thomas Jefferson (01743-01826) {3rd U.S. President (01801-01809); more...} [future/past]

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
-- Thomas Jefferson (01743-01826) {3rd U.S. President (01801-1809); more...} [knowledge]

Heart of Gold put me in the middle of the road. Traveling
there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.

-- Neil Young (01945-) {from Decade liner notes; NeilYoung.com} [success]

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-- Oscar Wilde (01854-01900) {Irish playwright, novelist, poet; more...} [dream/life]

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
-- Indira Gandhi (01917-01984) {India Prime Minister (01966-01977 and 01980-assassination); more...} [life]

We get our robot mad scientists together with the laser mad scientists...
I believe its going to be transformational for the robot field.

-- Helen Greiner (01967-) { co-founder and chairman of iRobot Corp.; more... } [future]

I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.
-- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [passion]

I am not young enough to know everything.
-- Oscar Wilde (01854-01900) {Irish playwright, novelist, poet; more...} [life]

The great tragedy of science is the slaying of
a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

-- T.H. Huxley (01825-01895) { real-world can be a tough place; more... } [science]

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
-- T.H. Huxley (01825-01895) { seen on PLUG mailing-list; more... } [polymath/guru]

The most intelligent thing the U.S. government can do is to
beef up the education system...The K-12 system does a good
job of weeding out any students interested in math and science.
We prepare them to be lawyers and consultants instead.

-- Craig Barrett (01939-) { Chairman of Intel; more... } [education]

It's common sense: Happy people are more productive.
-- Larry Page (01973-) {Google co-founder and president of products; more...} [life]

I lie down on the couch, close my eyes, and work.
-- Ronald Graham (01935-?????) { guru in discrete (finite) mathematics; more... } [math]

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

-- Martin Luther King Jr. (01929-01968) { ignorance is easy; ignorance is not bliss; more... } [ignorance]

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Created: 21 January 2008
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