QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Fall 02011

  1. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be
    those who cannot read and write, but those who
    cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

    -- Alvin Toffler (01928-) {American writer and futurist; more...} [learning]

  2. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
    -- Plato (00428?bc-00348?bc) {Greek philosopher; more...} [education]

  3. The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
    -- Linus Pauling (01901-01994) {American chemist (quantum chemistry/molecular biology; more...} [ideas]

  4. A little Mayberry living can go a long way.
    -- Neil Young (01945-) {lyric from Grandpa's Interview on Greendale; lyrics...} [life]

  5. Civilization advances by extending the number of important
    operations we can perform without thinking.

    -- Alfred North Whitehead (01861-01947) {English mathematician; more...} [life]

  6. It's impracticable to halt the exponential advancement of technology.
    -- Ben Goertzel (01966-) {AI (Artificial Intelligence) guru; more...} [future]

  7. Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?
    -- Gary Hamel (01954-) {American management expert; more...} [life]

  8. The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.
    -- Marcel Proust (01871-01922) {French novelist; In Search of Lost Time; more...} [math]

  9. As long as no one asks me, it seems to me that I know it;
    but if someone asks me and I have to explain it,
    it seems to me that I do not know it.

    -- St. Augustine (00354-00430) {philosopher and theologian; more...} [knowledge]

  10. Although he may not always recognize his bondage,
    modern man lives under a tyranny of numbers.

    -- Nicholas Eberstadt (?????-) {political scientist/economist; more...} [numbers]

  11. The importance of the creation of the zero mark can never be exaggerated.
    -- G.B. Halsted (01853-01922) { mathematician; UT-Austin and Princeton connection; more... } [zero]

  12. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
    -- Benjamin Franklin (01706-01790) {polymath/Founding Father of the U.S.; more...} [happiness/life]

  13. All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
    -- Blaise Pascal (01623-01662) {French mathematician/physicist; more...} [life]

  14. In fact, there is no reason why mental as well as bodily
    labor should not be economized by the aid of machinery.

    -- Charles Babbage (01791-01871) {English mathematician; "father of the computer"; more...} [technology/labor]

  15. The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
    -- Zen proverb {More Zen proverbs from Wikiquote.org} [life]
    ...nanoized by nanofoo in 02012...
    The infinite is in the finite of every infinitesimal moment of time.

  16. Even if you don't think of yourself as a math person
    or a science person, you can still excel in those subjects
    if you're willing to make the effort.

    -- Barack Obama (01961-) {U.S. President #44; from 9/14/02010 Back To School Lecture; more...} [learning]
    [Thurman adds: Non-computing people can still excel at computing.]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gdt@deru.com]