My favourite quotations

 

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open (in memory of my dearest and most outstanding collegue and soul mate fjk)

 

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

 

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't. Jules Renard  (1864 - 1910)

 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Essayist & Poet

 

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) British Philosopher

 

By all means marry: If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) Greek Philosopher

 

We must become the change we want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) Indian Nationalist Leader

 

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

 

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

 

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives. Cato

 

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Gail Godwin, American novelist, 1937*

 

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris, American journalist (1917-1986)

 

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (1885-1972)

 

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner, American psychologist (1904-1990)

 

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist ( 1854-1900)

 

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. Robert Brault, American poet

 

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis, English author (1898-1963)

 

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch, Greek writer (45 - 125)

 

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

 

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist ( 1854-1900)

 

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. Woody Allen

 

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. Rita Rudner, American comedian

 

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. Carl Sandburg, American poet (1878-1967)

 

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley, English novelist (1894-1963)

 

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. Mark Twain

 

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)

 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras, animal-rights activist (1928-2001)

 

 A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. William James, US Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist (1842 - 1910)

 

 

 

 


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