Quotes Collected During Summer Break 2008

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Summer Break 2008. The most recently added quotes are displayed first.

Progress imposes not only new possibilities
for the future but new restrictions.

-- Norbert Wiener (01894-01964) {The Human Use of Human Beings; more...} [progress]

Which class do I take to learn how to learn?
-- Thomas Friedman (01953-) {chapter 7 of "The World is Flat"; more...} [learning]

Every story has a beginning, and a muddle, and an end;
and the aim of the muddle is to reach beyond the end.

-- Doug Engelbart (01925-) {American inventor/computing guru; more...} [life]

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional
to the embarrassment he can tolerate. I have tolerated a lot.

-- Doug Engelbart (01925-) {American inventor/computing guru; more...} [life]

But even for someone like myself who cannot follow the
complex mathematical details of the theory -- in fact
mathematics is one area of modern science to which I
seem to have no karmic connection at all -- it is
apparent that we cannot speak of subatomic particles
as determinate, independent, or mutually exclusive entities.

-- Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama; 01935-) {from "The Universe in a Single Atom"; more...} [math]

One of the few benefits of being a low-paid university
professor is that you're strongly motivated to get
real-world industry experience on the side.

-- Jakob Nielsen (01975-) {human-machine interface guru; more...} [experience]

A paradigm shift is taking hold in American higher education.
In its briefest form, the paradigm that has governed our colleges
is this: A college is an institution that exists to provide instruction.
Subtly but profoundly we are shifting to a new paradigm: A college
is an institution that exists to produce learning.

-- Robert B. Barr and John Tagg {from Nov/Dec (yikes!) 01995} [education]

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom.
-- Free Software Foundation (01985-) {Free as in Freedom; What's free software?} [freedom]

Bug free software just has random features.
-- Y2kWatch.com { "bug free" software is an oxymoron } [software]

Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.
-- Phil Gramm (01942-) { American politician and economist; more... } [economics]

The genius of the American system is that through freedom we
have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.

-- Phil Gramm (01942-) { American politician and economist; more... } [freedom]

You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession.
-- Phil Gramm (01942-) { American politician and economist; more... } [economics]

Education is the transmission of civilization.
-- Will Durant (01885-01981) { American philosopher, historian, writer; more... } [education]

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
-- Winston Churchill (01874-01965) { British politician during WWII; more... } [courage/life]

I don't really identify with America, I don't really feel
like an American or part of the American experience.

-- George Carlin (01937-02008){ American comedian, actor, and author; more...} [America]

My mother taught me that math was fun, so I thought it could be.
-- Anita Borg (01949-02003) { American Computer Scientist; more... } [math]

Beautiful can't make up for empty.
-- BusinessWeek.com (02008.06.23) { commandment #10 of "The 10 Commandments of Web Design" } [life]

This steady and undissipated attention to one object, is a
sure mark of a superior genius; as hurry, bustle, and agitation,
are the never-failing symptoms of a weak and frivolous mind.

-- Lord Chesterfield (01694-01773) { 4th Earl of Chesterfield? } [multitasking]

Not only do I not know what's going on, I
wouldn't know what to do about it if I did.

-- George Carlin (01937-02008) {American comedian/actor/author; more...} [knowledge]

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

-- George Carlin (01937-02008) {American comedian, actor, and author; more... } [marriage]

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
-- George Carlin (01937-02008) { American comedian, actor, and author; more... } [peace]

Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age,
weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them.
That is why you pay him/her.

-- George Carlin (01937-02008) {American comedian, actor, and author; more...} [forever young]

Wisdom too often never comes, so one ought not
to reject it because it comes too late.

-- Felix Frankfurter (01882-01965) { former U.S. Supreme Court justice; more... } [wisdom]

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife
you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

-- Socrates (00469 BC-00399 BC) { Classical Greek philosopher; more... } [life/happiness]

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [success]

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [happiness]

Age merely shows what children we remain.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [age/life]

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls,
and we push it with our feet when it stops.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [happiness/play]

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
-- Emiliano Zapata (01879-01919) { Mexican leader (Liberation Army of the South); more... } [life]

Mathematics is the only instructional material that
can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

-- Max Dehn (01878-01952) { German mathematician; more... } [facts]

Nothing is really work unless you would
rather be doing something else.

-- Sir James Barrie (01860-01937) { Scottish novelist and dramatist; more... } [work]

Responsibility educates.
-- Wendell Phillips (01811-01884) {American abolitionist; more...} [education]

Now, we have incorporated far better morphology,
which is very important in (the) Russian language.

-- Sergey Brin (01973-) {Russian-born co-founder of Google; more...} [globalization]

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
-- Alfred North Whitehead (01861-01947) { English mathematician turned philosopher; more... } [ideas]

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples
then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an
idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each
of us will have two ideas.

-- George Bernard Shaw (01856-01950) {Irish playwright; more...} [ideas]

QOTW::Spring 2008 Semester

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 16 May 2008
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST