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20 Interesting Quotes

1. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. —Albert Einstein

2. Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. —Susan Erz

3. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. —Pablo Picasso

4. A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius! —Pablo Sarasate

5. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. —Don Herold

6. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. —Michael Althsuler

7. The little I know I owe to my ignorance. —Orville Mars

8. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. —George Bernard Shaw

9. In God we trust; all others bring data. —Dr. W. Edwards Deming

10. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. —Mark Twain

11. Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. —Mark Twain

12. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. —Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

13. Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. —Dee Hock

14. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. —Albert Einstein

15. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.—Dwight D. Eisenhower

16. The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. —Niels Bohr

17. Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. —Unknown Author

18. Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. —Arthur Schopenhauer

19. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. —Harry Truman

20. A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking. —Martin H. Fischer

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Famous People Quotes #7

“Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” – Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

“We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?” – Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

“When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” – Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

“In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.” – Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

“I would have made a good Pope.” – Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

“In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.” – W.B. Prescott

“Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.” – John von Neumann (1903-1957)

“The mistakes are all waiting to be made.” – chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game’s opening position

“It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.” – Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

“Grove giveth and Gates taketh away.” – Bob Metcalfe (inventor of Ethernet) on the trend of hardware speedups not being able to keep up with software demands

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

“A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.” – H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

“There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” – C. A. R. Hoare

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“What do you take me for, an idiot?” – General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy

“I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.” – Bill Hirst

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.” – Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

“It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)

“A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

“Logic is in the eye of the logician.” – Gloria Steinem

“No one can earn a million dollars honestly.” – William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” – Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

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Education Quotes

# “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin]

# “You teach best what you most need to learn.” — Richard David Bach

# A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. – Anonymous

# A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep. – Anonymous

# A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. – John Ciardi

# A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. – Richard Pratt, Pacific Computer Weekly, 20 July 1990

# “Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” — (Louis) Hector Berlioz

# Academy: A modern school where football is taught. – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) – The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

# An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. – Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

# Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. – G. M. Trevelyan

# Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. – Laurence J. Peter

# An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. – Nicholas Murray Butler

# Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant

# Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

# Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. – Heinrich Heine

# Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it. – Jimmy Connors

# Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

# “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John Cotton Dana

# “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

# “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” –George Bernard Shaw

# “Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don’t know.” – R. Verdi

# “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”
— Perelman

# “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

# “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

# “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” – William Allin

# “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law

# “I may have said the same thing before… But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.” – Oscar Wilde

# “Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

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Niels Bohr Quotes

– “A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself.”

– “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.”

– “An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.”

– “Einstein, stop telling God what to do!”

– “Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.”

– “Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.”

– “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”

– “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”

– “If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.”

– “If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”

– “It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.”

– “Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.”

– “No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.”

– “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”

– “Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.”

– “The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.”

– “The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.”

– “There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.”

– “There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.”

– “We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.”