QOTW :: Quote Of The Week :: Spring 2011

  1. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
    -- Benjamin Franklin (01706-01790) {polymath/Founding Father of the U.S.; more...} [knowledge]

  2. 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]

  3. I intend to live forever, or die trying.
    -- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (01890-01977) {American comedian; more...} [life]

  4. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
    -- Thomas Jefferson (01743-01826) {3rd U.S. President (01801-01809); more...} [future/past]

  5. My second point is that nonbiological intelligence, once it
    achieves human levels, will double in power every year, whereas
    human intelligence--biological intelligence--is fixed.

    -- Ray Kurzweil (01948-) {futurist/inventor/author; more...} [future]

  6. If you want to put the holes in your knowledge on display, try teaching someone.
    -- Alan Cox (01968-) {British computer programmer/Linux guru; more...} [learning]

  7. Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
    -- Voltaire (01694-01778) {French writer/philosopher; more...} [life]

  8. I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
    -- Waylon Jennings (01937-02002) {American singer/songwriter/musician; more...} [life]

  9. The pace of the earth's movement around the sun is not
    synchronized with the time required for either investment
    ideas or operating decisions to bear fruit.

    -- Warren Buffett (01930-) {American business man; from his 2010 Letter To Shareholders; more...} [timing]

  10. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty
    to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study
    mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval
    architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order
    to give their children a right to study painting, poetry,
    music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

    -- John Adams (01735-01826) {2nd President of the United States; more...} [generations]

  11. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
    how close they were to success when they gave up.

    -- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [patience]

  12. I would be pleased with myself if I could learn a few
    things that I am not already good at.

    -- John Gardner (?????-) {Educator/writer; more...} [learning]

  13. You see, I think that most likely, the next major advance
    is going to be not made by one of us old guys--and I include
    Kurzweil among the old guys--but by some young guy.

    -- John McCarthy (01927-02011) {Stanford Professor emeritus; AI 50th anniversary 2006; more...} [artificial intelligence]

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

  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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