QOTW :: Quote Of The Week :: Fall 2012

  1. We still have a lot to learn, and I expect and hope
    we'll continue to have so much fun learning it.

    -- Jeff Bezos (01964-) {founder/CEO of Amazon.com; more...} [learning]

  2. School is not supposed to be easy. Nothing worthwhile is easy.
    -- Barack Obama (01961-) {44th U.S. President; speaking to Miami Central HS students; more...} [education]

  3. First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
    -- Ray Bradbury (01920-02012) {American science fiction writer; more...} [life]

  4. The most important outcome of education is to help
    students become independent of formal education.

    -- Paul E. Gray (?????-) {14th President of MIT; more...} [education]

  5. The difference between school and life?
    In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
    In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

    -- Tom Bodett (01955-?????) { author and actor; more... } [education]

  6. 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]

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

  8. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
    -- Satchel Paige (01906-01982) {Hall of Fame baseball player; more more...} [imagination]

  9. I don't think people have fully appreciated how quickly adult
    stem cells and sequencing and synthetic biology have progressed.
    They have progressed by orders of magnitude since we got
    induced pluripotent stem cells (2006-07). ["years, not decades"]

    -- George Church (01954-) {American molecular geneticist; more...} [future/life]

  10. Your brain is a lazy piece of meat and it must be shocked
    into paying attention.

    -- Gregory Berns (?????-) {American neuroeconomist/neuroscientist; more...} [neuroscience]

  11. Thought has been the father of every advance since time began.
    'I didn't think' has cost the world millions of dollars.

    -- Thomas J. Watson (01874-01956) {IBM starting in 01914; more...} [thinking/THINK]

  12. Critical thinking has to include assessing one's own thinking.
    -- Daniel Kahneman (01934-) {Israeli American psychologist/writer; more...} [thinking]

  13. I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use
    as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no
    longer figure out how to use my telephone.

    -- Bjarne Stroustrup (01950-) {Danish computing guru; the father of C++; more...} [technology]

  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. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
    -- Grigori Perelman (01966-) {Russian mathguru; awarded Fields Medal in 02006; more...} [future/learning]

  16. Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
    -- Heraclitus (535 BCE-475BCE) {Greek philosopher; more...} [life]

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