QOTW :: Quote Of The Week :: Spring 2010

  1. Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
    -- Frederick Douglass (01818-01895) {American abolitionist/author/diplomat; more...} [progress]

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

  3. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
    -- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [education]

  4. A man has one hundred dollars and you leave
    him with two dollars. That's subtraction.

    -- Mae West (01893-01980) {American actress/playwright/screenwriter/sex symbol; more...} [math]

  5. 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]

  6. However far modern science and techniques have fallen short
    of their inherent possiblities, they have taught mankind at
    least one lesson -- nothing is impossible.

    -- Lewis Mumford (01895-01990) {seen on a sign at ASU's Biodesign Institute; more...} [progress]

  7. CQ + PQ > IQ    (Curiosity, Passion, Intelligence Quotients)
    -- Thomas Friedman (01953-) {American journalist; "The World is Flat"; more...} [future]

  8. Heart of Gold put me in the middle of the road. Traveling
    there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.

    -- Neil Young (01945-) {from Decade liner notes; NeilYoung.com} [success]

  9. What class do I take to learn about the future?
    -- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [future]

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  11. 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]

  12. For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity,
    all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and
    infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their
    beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable
    secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of
    which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.

    -- Blaise Pascal (01623-01662) {mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher; more... } [life]

  13. It turns out that this learning to unlearn may
    be a lot trickier than a lot of us at first think.

    -- John Seely Brown (?????-) {Chief of Confusion; more...} [life]

  14. Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
    -- Evelyn Waugh (01903-01966) {English satirical novelist; more...} [time]

  15. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
    -- Martin Luther King Jr. (01929-01968) {American clergyman; BAB; more...} [hope]

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