Random Quotes

Michio Kaku

Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.

Sean Carroll, fully Sean Michael Carroll

Wormholes don?t grow on trees.

Mexican Proverbs

One man driven by distress does as much as thirty.

J. R. R. Tolkien, fully John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

If only that dratted wizard would leave young Frodo alone, perhaps he'll settle down and grow some hobbit-sense,' they said. And to all appearance the wizard did leave Frodo alone, and he did settle down, but the growth of hobbit-sense was not very noticable.

Gordon Brown, fully James Gordon Brown

I accept that mistakes have been made.

William Shakespeare

I would I could not think it: that thought is bounty's foe; being free itself, it thinks all others so. Timon of Athens, Act iii, Scene 1

Nate Silver, formally Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver

All I know is that I have way more stuff that I want to write about than I possibly have time to.

Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.

Saint Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.

Jean Shinoda Bolen

I think of affirmations and visualizations as tapping into the power of the imagination, which is a generator and transformer, a force that precedes and shapes who we become, and what we create and achieve. Whenever we attempt something new or difficult, we have to be able to imagine it before it becomes possible. It's the combination of inspiration and perspiration that brings about tangible results.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Golden roofs break men's rest.

Yakov Smirnoff, born Yakov Naumovich Pokhis

We have a choice - we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts.

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans

Two angels guide the path of man, both aged and yet young. As angels are, ripening through endless years, on one he leans: some call her Memory, and some Tradition; and her voice is sweet, with deep mysterious accords: the other, floating above, holds down a lamp with streams

William Shakespeare

And witch the world with noble horsemanship.

Simon Wiesenthal

When we come to the other world and meet the millions of Jews who died in the camps and they ask us, 'What have you done?' there will be many answers. You will say, 'I became a jeweler.' Another will say, 'I smuggled coffee and American cigarettes.' Another will say, 'I built houses.' But I will say, 'I didn't forget you.'

Anatole France, pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault

The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts. They bravely unveil their weaknesses, their doubts, their defects. They are courageous. They boldly ride a-tilt against prejudices. They love their fellow-men profoundly. They are generous. They allow their hearts to expand. They have compassion for all forms of suffering. Pity is the very foundation-stone of Genius.

Martin van Creveld

Except when war is waged in a desert, noncombatants, also known as civilians or "the people," constitute the great majority of those affected.

Martin Heidegger

The less we just stare at the hammer-thing, and the more we seize hold of it and use it, the more primordial does our relationship to it become, and the more unveiledly is it encountered as that which it is?as equipment. The hammering itself uncovers the specific ?manipulability? of the hammer. The kind of Being which equipment possesses?in which it manifests itself in its own right?we call ?readiness-to-hand?.

Swedish Proverbs

Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

George Arthur Buttrick

All true prayer is worship – the ascription of worth to the Eternal. Without adoration, thanksgiving may become a miserliness, petition a selfish clamor, intercession a currying of special favors for our friends, and even contemplation may turn into a refined indulgence.

Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so.

Marshall McLuhan, fully Herbert Marshall McLuhan

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.

Karl Popper, fully Sir Karl Raimund Popper

The history of science is everywhere speculative. It is a marvelous hiatory. It makes you proud to be a human being.

Pitirim A. Sorokin, fully Pitirim Alexandrovich (Alexander) Sorokin

The ultimate, true reality-value is sensory. Beyond it there is neither other reality nor any other non-sensory value'. Such a major premise and the gigantic supersystem built upon it is called Sensate.

Milarepa, fully Jetsun Milarepa

Anger brings one to the Lower Realms, so, never lose your temper.