Archive for November, 2004

Albert Einstein

« 30 November 2004 | 23:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.



Arithmetic

« 29 November 2004 | 12:32 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Four people are in a room and seven people leave it. How many must go in before the room is empty?



G K Chesterton

« 28 November 2004 | 11:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in one who eats grape-nuts on principle.



C S Lewis

« 27 November 2004 | 6:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Angel’s Song I know not, I, What the men together say, How lovers, lovers die And youth passes away. Cannot understand Love that mortal bears To native, native land, All lands are theirs; What at grave they grieve For one voice and face And not, and not receive Another in its place. I above the […]



Patrick Blackett

« 26 November 2004 | 11:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

May every young scientist remember… and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.



Thomas H. Huxley

« 25 November 2004 | 23:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.



Scott Adams

« 24 November 2004 | 20:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.



Alfred North Whitehead

« 23 November 2004 | 8:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a silly proverb. “Necessity is the mother of futile dodges” is much nearer the truth.



C S Lewis

« 22 November 2004 | 23:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia is that it sometimes looked a little like this.



Winston Churchill

« 21 November 2004 | 13:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.



Confusion

« 20 November 2004 | 14:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A centipede was happy quite, Until a frog in fun Said, “Pray which leg comes after which?” This raised her mind to such a pitch, She lay distracted in the ditch, Considering how to run.



Wernher von Braun

« 19 November 2004 | 8:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing.



W.C. Sellars and R.J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That

« 18 November 2004 | 21:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Norman Conquest was a Good Thing, as from this time onwards England stopped being conquered and thus was able to become top nation.



G K Chesterton

« 14 November 2004 | 17:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Donkey When forests walked and fishes flew And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood, Then, surely, I was born. With monstrous head and sickening bray And ears like errant wings – The devil’s walking parody Of all four-footed things: The battered outlaw of the earth Of ancient crooked will; […]



Richard Feynman

« 13 November 2004 | 15:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.



A A Milne

« 12 November 2004 | 7:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.



C of E

« 11 November 2004 | 23:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The great strength of the Church of England is that it allows its followers to believe almost anything. But of course hardly any of them do



Albert Einstein

« 10 November 2004 | 16:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.



Winston Churchill

« 10 November 2004 | 8:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

(of Clement Atlee) A modest little man with a lot to be modest about A sheep in sheeps’ clothing. (attributed) An empty taxi arrived at Downing Street, and when the door opened Attlee got out



Clement Atlee (of himself)

« 9 November 2004 | 21:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Few thought he was even a starter. There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM, An earl and a Knight of the Garter



Malcolm Muggeridge

« 8 November 2004 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Animistic savages prostrating themselves before a painted stone have always seemed to me to be nearer the truth than any Einstein or Bertrand Russell.



Royal Navy Toasts

« 7 November 2004 | 9:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sunday …………… Absent friends. Monday ……………Our ships at sea. Tuesday …………..Our men. Wednesday ………Ourselves (as no one else is likely to concern themselves with our welfare). Thursday ………….A bloody war or a sickly season. Friday ………………A willing foe and sea-room. Saturday …………. Sweethearts and wives (may they never meet).



Stevie Smith

« 6 November 2004 | 14:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Not Waving but Drowning Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. Poor chap, he always loved larking And now he’s dead It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way, They said. Oh, no no […]



Henry Ford

« 5 November 2004 | 23:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.



Benjamin Franklin

« 4 November 2004 | 23:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.



Clarence Darrow

« 3 November 2004 | 21:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president; I am beginning to believe it.



G K Chesterton

« 2 November 2004 | 12:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.



John Ruskin

« 1 November 2004 | 6:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.