Quotes Collected During Spring 02014

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Spring 02014. Most recently added quotes are displayed first. Note: There were 1312 quotes when this webpage was created.

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.
Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to
avoid the risks.

-- Stephen Hawking (01942-) {English theoretical physicist; more...} [life/AI]

Education cannot be rushed. There are no short cuts, no magic bullets.
It's a law of nature. It takes nine months to make a baby and 30 years
to make an engineer.

-- Jorma Routii (?????-) {Ph.D., Partner/Executive Chairman, CIM Creative Industries Management} [education]

Science can be divided into an infinite number of disciplines,
and the amount of knowledge that can be pursued in each discipline
is limitless. The most critical piece of knowledge, then, is the
knowledge of what is essential to learn and what isn't.

-- Immanuel Kant (01724-01804) {German philosopher; more...} [life/knowledge]

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
-- James Madison (01751-01836) {U.S. President #4; a Founding Father; more... [life/trust]

I'm stating the obvious when I state that I frequently find it
difficult to discuss certain topics without frequently stating
the obvious.

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

Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.
-- Charles Munger (01924-) {Vice Chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway; more...} [life/knowledge]

As for a future life, every man must judge for
himself between conflicting vague probabilities.

-- Charles Darwin (01809-01882) {English naturalist/evolutionist; more...} [future]

The older I get, everything I read strikes me as not short enough.
-- Anton Chekhov (01860-01904) {Russian physician/dramaturge/author; more...} [life]

An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
-- Sir Thomas More (01478-01535) {English lawyer/philosopher; more...} [idea]

Take, say, sports -- that's another crucial example of the
indoctrination system, in my view. For one thing because it
-- you know, it offers people something to pay attention to
that's of no importance. That keeps them from worrying about
-- keeps them from worrying about things that matter to their
lives that they might have some idea of doing something about.

-- Noam Chomsky (01928-) {father of modern linguistics; more...} [life]

I think that one of the most contrarian things one
can do in our society is try to think for oneself.

-- Peter Thiel (01967-) {American entrepreneur/hedge fund manager/venture capitalist; more...} [future]

As long as men are free to ask what they must,
free to say what they think, free to think what
they will, freedom can never be lost and science
can never regress.

-- J. Robert Oppenheimer (01904-01967) {American physicist; more...} [freedom/science]

I'm a man with hands, but I'm not a handyman.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life/handyman]

I keep doing stuff that keeps me from doing
the stuff that I should be do doing.

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

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life/knowledge]

You've gotta keep control of your time and you can't unless you say no.
You can't let people set your agenda in life."

-- Warren Buffett (01930-) {American business man; more...} [life/time]

Mathematics is essential to our freedom; to the function of our democracy.
-- Edward Frenkel (?????-) {Professor at Univ. of California, Berkeley; more...} [math/life]

I was writing a description for a "special topics" class and I wrote:
"[...] expand on topics that were only introductorily introduced in
the previous class." Hmm... Maybe I can get a job in the Department
of Redundancy Department.

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

A year has become too small of a unit of time for me, yet it's
02014 and my life remains dictated by the Gregorian calendar.

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

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 January 02014
Last Modified: Thursday, 02-Oct-2014 17:22:09 MST