You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
--Thomas Wolfe, (1900-1938)
No one has ever become poor by giving.
-Anne Frank, (1929-1945)
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
--Charles Evans Hughes, (1862-1948)
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
--Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life- -so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
--Matt Cartmill, anthropology professor and author (1943- )
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
--Susan Ertz, author (1894-1985)
I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- -James Madison, (1751-1836)
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.
--Sigmund Freud, (1856-1939)
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
--C.P. Snow, (1905-1980)
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
--Paulo Freire, educator (1921-1997)
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
--Zora Neale Hurston
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
--Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860)
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
That government is best which governs least.
…A collective problem, if not recognized as such, always appears a personal problem, and in individual cases may give the impression that something is out of order in the realm of the personal psyche. The personal sphere is indeed disturbed, but such disturbances need not be primary; they may well be secondary, the consequence of an insupportable change in the social atmosphere. The cause of the disturbance is, therefore, not to be sought in the personal surroundings, but rather in the collective situation. Psychotherapy has hitherto taken this matter far too little into account.
--C. G. Jung, (1875-1961)