Quotes Collected During Summer Break 2005

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

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
-- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [intelligence]

What makes a community rich is not the computers and DVDs, which you can find nowadays even in humble villages. It is the sewage pipes, the soft beds, the sense of physical and economic security.
-- George Musser { Scientic American editor writing about science and technology } [science/technology]

Is it any wonder I've got
Too much time on my hands, it's ticking away at my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands, it's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands and it's ticking away from me
Too much time on my hands, too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands

-- Tommy Shaw (Styx) { "Is it any wonder I'm null and void?"; lyrics } [time]

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
-- Greg Patterson { Arizona Republic blogger... seen on an engineer's coffee cup } [plan]

"I am against gay marriage because of the sacredness of that union," he solemnly explained to his third wife.
-- Bill Long { visiting professor of law at Willamette University College of Law in Oregon }

Position is a Monday thru Friday 8:30-5 gig. Very laid back atmosphere, great medical coverage, no dress code, located just east of McClintock on University.
-- Help Wanted posting { to aztech-work YahooGroup for a LAMP developer } [computing]

Work and play are not mutually exclusive.
-- Google, Inc. (01998-) {reason #4 of 10 to work at Google } [work/play]

I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never.
-- Rafael Palmeiro { March 2005 testimony to House Committee on Government Reform; baseball
     baseball player Rafael tested positive for steroids during July 2005 } [drugs]

It's definitely a struggle, because I would rather buy something new than pay my bills.
-- Kim Maty { 33 year old confessed 'shopaholic'; 13 credit cards by age 21 } [money]

Unlike the United States or Europe, Japan is reluctant to allow in cheap foreign laborers.
-- Takashi Gomi {president of Canada-based Applied AI Systems Inc.} [cheap/labor]

Because there are only nine justices.
-- John Roberts { responding to a client as to why they lost a Supreme Court case 9-0 } [legal]

It's possible now, more than ever, to augment human intellect.
-- Bill Joy (01954-) { pleading our Government to "think big"; The Dream of a Lifetime } [future]

The long-term trend toward short-term focus in government-sponsored
research continues. The young Doug Engelbarts of today will be
hard pressed to find support for their dreams.

-- Bill Joy (01954-) {pleading w/Government to "think big"; more... [future]

I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country.
-- William McKinley (1897-1901) { U.S. President #25; more McKinley quotes } [cheap]

We were there discussing ways to make the world a better and more compassionate place, terrorists were killing people in cold blood.
-- George W. Bush { U.S. President speaking about the G8 Summit and terrorists } [terror]

But we do know that terrorists celebrate the suffering of the innocent. We do know that terrorists murder in the name of a totalitarian ideology that hates freedom, rejects tolerance and despises all dissent.
-- George W. Bush { U.S. President speaking about terrorism on 11 July 2005 } [terror]

For a limited time, get a tummy tuck for just $4,200.
-- radio advertisement { heard on 99.9 FM in Los Angeles } [fun]

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely
gave birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a
good life.

-- Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) {more Aristotle quotes} [teaching/parenting]

Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.
-- Sandra Day O'Connor { quote from 2003; 1st woman on the Supreme Court } [women]

IT-related laws are being made and broken by politicians who do not understand technology.
-- David Farber { one of the grandfather's of the Internet } [politics/technology]

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world.
-- Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) { microbiologist and chemist; wikipedia.org:: more... } [science/knowledge]

We're in the middle of another 1,000 songs in a row.
-- KCDX, 103.1FM (Florence, AZ) { non-stop rock'n roll; no commercials, no DJs, no news breaks } [fun]

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as
necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because
health is worth more than learning.

-- Thomas Jefferson (01743-01826) {3rd U.S. President of the USA; more Jefferson quotes} [health/learning]

I have no doubt we can win this war. I have serious doubts whether some in the media even want us to.
-- Neil Cavuto { Fox News anchor; quote posted to PluggedIn.AzCentral.com } [war/media]

Without comparable commitment to recruiting and developing problem-solving talent in the next generation, I wonder whether the U.S. will continue to be a great power.
-- David A. Patterson { ACM president; college football excellence acknowledged, but not computing } [knowledge/power]

Asking politicians not to play politics over the next Supreme Court justice is like asking rabbits not to mate.
-- anonymous { changes may be happening at the Supreme Court } [politics]

I had been to three great cities where automobiles did not overwhelm the cityscape, where the timeless practices of urban design and civic art had not been abandoned, and where buildings were meant to be looked at and admired by pedestrians.
-- Mitch Glaser { comparing Phoenix with New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC } [urbanism]

We could treat these prisoners with more dignity and respect,
but most of them--regardless of their treatment--would kill us
in a nanosecond if given an opportunity.

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

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
-- Laozi (6th century BC) { Chinese philosopher; more... } [life]

The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of hope and faith and believe in work ethic. Thru the years these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hope for Nothing, worked for nothing for Nothing.
-- Nothing, Arizona (pop: 4) { supposedly seen on a sign in Nothing, Arizona } [fun]

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-- William Arthur Ward { scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher; more Ward quotes } [teaching]

The only good thing about TV is shows like "Leave it to Beaver."
-- Neil Young {Grandpa's Interview; lyrics} [life/tv]

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
-- Mark van Doren (1894-1972) { Teacher and Pulitzer Prize winner; more van Doren quotes } [teaching/discovery]

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction
of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he
will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

-- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) {American author; more...} [life/dream]

QOTW::Spring, 2005

Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 May 2004
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST