Quotes Collected During Spring 2010 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Spring 2010 semester. Most recently added quotes are displayed first.

I am always doing that which I can not do,
in order that I may learn how to do it.

-- Pablo Picasso (01881-01973) {Spanish painter/sculptor; more...} [learning]

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [life]

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men
and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them
by their governments.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [government]

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am
I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the
moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [mother]

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and
silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [freedom]

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain
what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character
of an honest man.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [reputation]

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [government]

I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.
-- Frederick Douglass (01818-01895) {American abolitionist/author/diplomat; more...} [life]

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates
the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

-- Frederick Douglass (01818-01895) {American abolitionist/author/diplomat; more...} [freedom]

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
-- Frederick Douglass (01818-01895) {American abolitionist/author/diplomat; more...} [life]

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
-- Frederick Douglass (01818-01895) {American abolitionist/author/diplomat; more...} [progress]

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
-- Frank Leahy (01908-01973) {college football coach; more...} [life]

The whole approach of throwing trillions of public dollars
at the old economy is shortsighted, aimed at restoring our
collective comfort level.

-- Richard Florida (01957-) {urban studies guru; more...} [economics]

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [life]

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit
what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [silence]

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the
ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [learning]

O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [life]

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [government]

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.
-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [life]

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily,
adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends
courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [friendship]

My prison shall be my grave before I will budge a jot:
for I owe my conscience to no mortal man.

-- William Penn (01644-01718) {early champion of democracy/religious freedom; more...} [freedom]

The difference between what the most and the least learned
people know is trivial in relation to that which is unknown.

-- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [life]

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is
feasible and necessary to resolve it.

-- Rene Descartes (01596-01650) {French philosopher/mathematician/physicist/writer; more...} [life]

It has been my experience that folks
who have no vices have very few virtues.

-- Abraham Lincoln (01809-01865) {16th President of the United States; more...} [life]

An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
-- Robert A. Humphrey (?????-) {I don't know who Robert A. Humphrey is} [infinity]

The difference between what the most and the least learned
people know is trivial in relation to that which is unknown.

-- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [life]

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is
feasible and necessary to resolve it.

-- Rene Descartes (01596-01650) {French philosopher/mathematician/physicist/writer; more...} [life]

It has been my experience that folks
who have no vices have very few virtues.

-- Abraham Lincoln (01809-01865) {16th President of the United States; more...} [life]

An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
-- Robert A. Humphrey (?????-) {I don't know who Robert A. Humphrey is} [infinity]

Play is the highest form of creative reflection.
-- John Maeda (01966-) {graphic designer/computer scientist/professor; more...} [play/life]

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
-- W. C. Fields (01880-01946) {William Claude Dukenfield (American comedian); more...} [math]

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
-- W. C. Fields (01880-01946) {American comedian William Claude Dukenfield; more...} [voting]

The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.
-- W. C. Fields (01880-01946) {William Claude Dukenfield (American comedian); more...} [economics]

People reserve standard compliments to those who do not threaten
their pride; the others they praise by calling "arrogant."

-- Nicholas Taleb (01960-) {skeptical empiricist; more...} [arrogant]

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.
-- Bill Hoest (01926-01988) {American cartoonist; more...} [life]

Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations
that give us more and more clues that we aren't perfect.

-- Fred Rogers (01928-02003) {host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; more...} [life]

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from
serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.

-- Fred Rogers (01928-02003) {host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; more...} [learning]

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many',
and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

-- Larry Hardiman (?????-) {comedian? from somewhere} [politics]

Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.
-- William Feather (01889-01981) {American author; more...} [life]

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave
him with two dollars. That's subtraction.

-- Mae West (01893-01980) {American actress/playwright/screenwriter/sex symbol; more...} [math]

Businesses prefer to invest with the Jetsons more than the Flintstones.
-- Thomas Friedman (01953-) {American journalist; "The World is Flat"; more...} [capitalism]

They [China] save, invest and build. We [USA] spend, borrow and patch.
-- Thomas Friedman (01953-) {American journalist; "The World is Flat"; more...} [capitalism]

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation
for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

-- Soren Kierkegaard (01813-01855) {Danish philosopher/theologian/psychologist; more...} [freedom]

We now return to our regularly scheduled sequential thinking.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [parallelism]

What class do I take to learn about the future?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [future]

I spend a lot of my time thinking about the future.
-- Peter Thiel (01967-) {American entrepreneur/hedge fund manager/venture capitalist; more...} [future]

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Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
-- Arthur Rimbaud (01854-01891) {French poet; more...} [life]

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [knowledge]
...nanoized by nanofoo in 02012...
We don't know a billionth of one percent about anything.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [life]

Humble birth did not retard his genius, nor high place corrupt his soul.
-- Cass Gilbert (01859-01934) {American architect on Abe Lincoln; more...} [politics]

The Cartesian view of knowledge, which by the way, all of us have
been explicitly or implicitly trained in, and has dominated Western
philosophy for over three hundred years is the belief that there is
a clear separation between mind and body, a clear separation between
the thinkers and the doers, between management and the employees.

-- John Seely Brown (?????-) {Chief of Confusion; more...} [knowledge]

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
-- Arthur Miller (01915-02005) {American playwright and essayist; more...} [newspapers]

At the very least, daydreaming is a natural thought process; at its
best--it's probably our greatest hope for breakthrough thinking.

-- Amy Fries (?????-) {lifestyle and workplace writer; more...} [imagination]

It turns out that this learning to unlearn may
be a lot trickier than a lot of us at first think.

-- John Seely Brown (?????-) {Chief of Confusion; more...} [life]

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
-- Anatole France (01844-01924) {French poet/journalist/novelist; more...} [education]

The reason there are so few female politicians is that
it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

-- Maureen Murphy (01952-02008) {Illinois politician/realtor; more...} [politics]

Reality continues to ruin my life.
-- Bill Watterson (01958-) {American cartoonist; more...} [life]

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
-- Albert Schweitzer (01875-01965) {German-French theologian/physician.; more...} [life]

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
-- Evelyn Waugh (01903-01966) {English satirical novelist; more...} [time]

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
-- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) {American author; more...} [life]

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired
by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

-- Franklin P. Adams (01881-01960) {American journalist; more...} [Internet]

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country.
The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs
is a good five-cent nickel.

-- Franklin P. Adams (01881-01960) {American journalist; more...} [money]

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds
new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."

-- Isaac Asimov (01920-01992) {born in Russia; American author/biochemistry professor; more...} [science]

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.

-- Samuel Goldwyn (01879-01974) {American film producer; more...} [death]

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
-- Gail Godwin (01937-) {American novelist; more...} [education]

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