Archive for August, 2004

Abraham Maslow

« 31 August 2004 | 7:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

G K Chesterton

« 30 August 2004 | 18:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have found out everything. We have come to the wrong star… That is what makes life at once so splendid and so strange. We are in the wrong world. When I thought that was the right town it bored me; when I knew it was the wrong, I was happy. So the false optimism, […]

Gelett Burgess

« 29 August 2004 | 8:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Purple Cow I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one But I can tell you anyhow I’d rather see than be one! Confession Ah yes, I wrote “The Purple Cow” I’m Sorry now I wrote it But I can tell you Anyhow I’ll Kill you if you Quote it!


« 28 August 2004 | 19:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

Jorge Luis Borges

« 27 August 2004 | 5:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

Westheimer’s Discovery

« 26 August 2004 | 19:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.

Malcolm Muggeridge

« 25 August 2004 | 20:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

– I am standing in the wings of a theatre waiting for my cue to go onstage. As I stand there I can hear the play proceeding, and suddenly it dawns on me that the lines I have learnt are not in this play at all, but belong to quite a different one. Panic seizes […]

Harold Hobson

« 24 August 2004 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The United States, I believe are under the impression that they are twenty years ahead of this country[Great Britain], whilst as a matter of verifiable fact of course they are just six hours behind it.

Arthur Ransome

« 23 August 2004 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Better drowned than duffers. If not duffers won’t drown.

Karl Popper

« 22 August 2004 | 21:46 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Our belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute it.

William of Ockam

« 21 August 2004 | 13:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ockam’s Razor Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily. or Plurality should not be posited without necessity. (Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate.)

G K Chesterton

« 20 August 2004 | 17:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theatres and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself.

Edward Lear

« 19 August 2004 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Owl and the Pussycat The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, ‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, […]

Lewis Caroll

« 18 August 2004 | 7:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.””I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

C S Lewis

« 17 August 2004 | 7:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

Murray Gell-Mann

« 16 August 2004 | 23:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

On Richard Feynman The Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm: (1) write down the problem; (2) think very hard; (3) write down the answer.

Paul Erdos

« 15 August 2004 | 21:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.

Albert Einstein

« 14 August 2004 | 22:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal […]

Benjamin Franklin

« 13 August 2004 | 10:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Epitaph (self written) The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer (like the cover of an old book its contents lost, torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms; but the work shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more elegant […]

John Milton

« 12 August 2004 | 22:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,

John Masefield

« 10 August 2004 | 18:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cargoes Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine. Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus, Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores, With a cargo of diamonds, Emeralds, amethysts, Topazes, and cinnamon, and […]

Oliver Wendel Holmes

« 9 August 2004 | 17:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Once exposed to a new idea a mans mind can never go back to its original dimensions.

W H Auden

« 8 August 2004 | 16:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

From “Under Which Lyre” Thou shalt not answer questionnaires Or quizzes upon world affairs, Nor with compliance Take any test. Thou shalt not sit with statisticians nor commit A social science.

Joseph-Louis LaGrange

« 7 August 2004 | 8:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

Jim Elliot

« 6 August 2004 | 21:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Isaac Newton

« 5 August 2004 | 14:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.

Louis Pasteur

« 4 August 2004 | 22:39 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Chance favours a prepared mind.

Isaac Asimov

« 3 August 2004 | 8:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …’

John von Neumann

« 2 August 2004 | 13:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.

John Milton

« 1 August 2004 | 10:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Lords and Commons of England – consider what nation it is whereof you are and which you are governors: a nation not slow and dull, but quick and ingenious and piercing spirit; acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point that human capacity can soar to.