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Aphorisms about science

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. 

--Linus Pauling

Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make life full, significant, and interesting.

--Aldous Huxley

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. 

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. 

--Samuel Butler

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. 

--Kin Hubbard

Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is. 

--C. G. Jung (1875-1961)

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. 

--Admiral Hyman Rickover

It is not necessarily true that averaging the averages of different populations gives the average of the combined population. 

--Simpson's Paradox

It is better to be roughly right than to be precisely wrong. 

--John Maynard Keynes

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. 

--Mark Twain, (1835-1910)

What we see depends on mainly what we look for. 

--John Lubbock

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. 

--Goethe (1749-1832)

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about? 

--Henry David Thoreau

And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. 

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. 

--Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it. 


Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. 

--Will Rogers

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures. 

--Edward Eggleston

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. 

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. 

--Jonathan Kozol

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. 

--Amelia Burr

What a man says drunk he has thought sober. 

--Flemish proverb

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him. 

--Robert Louis Stevenson

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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