Sayings collected by Osmar R. Zaïane:

I don't necessarily agree with all of these quotes but I think they are a good start to cogitate about some topics. Read and ponder. The quotations are not organized in any way except put in here top down as I discover them. I started collecting them in the mid-1990s. Now [] quotes.
  • We know what we are, but know not what we may be. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. -- Helen Keller (1880-1968 American author and political activist

  • Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard. --Stanislav Lec (1909-1966) Polish Poet

  • First appearance deceives many --Phaedrus (dialogue) by Plato (370 BC)

  • God must love the Common Man; He made so many of them. -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  • Never put off 'till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. -- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • The trouble with being punctual is that people think you have nothing more important to do. --Unknown

  • "Aim high, stand tall; live free, love all."

  • Today, the nation is "have and don't have". Tomorrow's nation would be "know and don't know"

  • Mathematics is a systematic method for coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence!

  • Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best -- Woody Allen

  • La faim qui empêche de dormir est aussi celle qui oblige à penser.

  • More grows in the garden than the gardener has sown. -- Unknown

  • We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. -- Native American saying.

  • Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding. -- Marc Chagall (1887-1985).

  • Never hate your enemy, it affects your judgement. --Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in THE GODFATHER, PART III (1990)

  • All that is given is not lost

  • Friendship and money is like wine and water. also "Friendship and money is like oil and water" -- Mario Puzo (1920-1999) Italian American author

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  • Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. -- Dr. Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull

  • Pain is inevitable, misery is an option and happiness is a choice! --unknown

  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First lady of the United States 1933 to 1945

  • Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. -- Edward Stanly, The Earl of Derby, 1873

  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. -- Mahatma Gandhi

  • Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. -- Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986) 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine another known version of the quote: "Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."

  • Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. -- Albert von Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986)

  • The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. -- Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy [1760]

  • If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing. -- Saying from Zimbabwe

  • We journey to learn, yet in travelling grow each day further and further from where we began -- Wade Davis

  • The problems that we have today were created at a particular level of thinking. We can not solve these problems at the same level of thinking. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • For lust of knowing what should be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand. -- James Elroy Flecker (1844-1915)

  • People of quality know every thing without ever having learned anything. --Molière (1622-1673)

  • The important thing is not to know more than all men, but to know more at each moment than any particular man. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems. -- Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

  • Knowledge is power if you know it about the right person. -- Ethel Watts Mumford (1878-1940)

  • Man stays wise as long as he searches for wisdom; as soon as he thinks he has found it, he becomes a fool. -- Talmud

  • The longer the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. -- Ralph W. Sockman (1889-1970)

  • The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. --Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)

  • History never repeats itself, but sometimes it rhymes. --Mark Twain

  • Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. --Thomas Fuller

  • This very remarkable man
    Commends a most practical plan:
    You can do what you want
    If you don't think you can't
    So don't think you can't if you can. --Charles Inge

  • Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. --Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

  • We Shape our buildings. Thereafter, our buildings shape us. -- Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Swiss architect and urban planner [Some have attributed this quote to Winston Churchill in a speech in 1943. Who said it first is not clear.]

  • History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.

  • Solving a problem simply means representing it so as to make the solution transparent. -- Herb Simon

  • Genius begins great works; labour alone finishes them. --Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824

  • God favours no group, only religions do that. --unknown

  • It takes a whole village to raise a child. --African proverb

  • The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. --Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

  • If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. --Isaac Newton (1642-1727) in a letter to Robert Hooke, Feb 5th, 1675

  • Readings is to the mind what exercice is to the body. --Sir Richard Steele

  • Great works are performed not by strenght but by perseverance. --Samuel Johnson

  • The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. --Ralph W. Emerson

  • Study the past, if you would devine the future. --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • The poetry of earth is never dead. --John Keats

  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. --Aristotle

  • A well-schooled person is one who searches for the degree of precision in each kind of study which the nature of the subject at hand admits. --Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1094b10-25

  • Always be best and distinguished above others. --Homer

  • An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. --Earl of Chesterfield

  • A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. --Aristophanes

  • There is nothing like a dream to create the future. --Victor Hugo

  • The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. --Diogenes

  • The world is a fine place and worth fighting for. --Ernest Hemingway

  • No man knows what he can do until he tries. --Publilius Syrus

  • One should eat to live, not live to eat. --Molière

  • Tell me and I may forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. --Chinese Saying

  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius

  • Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one. --Calvin & Hobbes

  • In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; they must have a sense of success in it. --John Ruskin (1819-1900)

  • Evolution is what happens while you are busy making other plans. --unknown

  • The future is already here. It is just not evenly distributed. --William Gibson (1948) American-Canadian science fiction writer

  • Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything. --Joseph Stalin

  • Lothesome to the eye, hatefull to the nose, harmfull to the braine, dangerous to the lungs; and in the stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrific Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomless. --King James I, in a decree banning tobacco from his kingdom, 1604

  • Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. -- Japanese proverb.

  • Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams, 1952-2001

  • Our job, as researchers, is to create new knowledge by stumbling across new things that haven't been tripped over before. --Randy Goebel, At the opening of Computing Science Center at UofA, June 13, 2001

  • The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. -- Richard Cecil, 1748-1777

  • We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • What is not fully understood is not posessed. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think he knows enough. -- Powell

  • To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance. -- Jeremy Taylor, 1613-1667

  • I know no such thing as genius; it is nothing but labor and diligence. -- William Hogarth, 1697-1764

  • He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. -- Arabian proverb

  • I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children; and what an inhuman world without the aged.. --S.T. Coleridge

  • All the armies on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property as drunkenness. --Bacon

  • Hate is what characterizes terrorists. It succeeds when it enters your hearts. --Shabana Mir, in a letter circulating on-line in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on New York City and Washington DC, Septrember 11, 2001

  • Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. --Alcuin of York(745-804) from Works, vol. 1 Translation in English: And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. Traduction en francais: Et ces gens ne devraient pas être écoutés, qui ne cesse de dire la voix du peuple est la voix de Dieu, puisque la révolte de la foule est toujours très proche de la folie.

  • Enseigner ce n'est pas remplir un vase mais allumer un feu. -- Michel de Montaigne Translation: To teach is not to fill a vase but to light a fire.

  • To learn without thinking is labour in vain, to think without learning is desolation. --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. --Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind. --Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892)

  • The only way we can put a permanent end to terrorism is to stop participating in it. --Noam Chomsky

  • Patriotism and xenophobia are closely connected. They would deny it up and down, but actions speak louder than words. --Dave Hutchinson, in an article in the Globe and Mail, Nov 10, 2001 by Jane Armstrong.

  • Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. --Carl Sandburg, American poet

  • Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time and then you find there is nothing in it. --James Gibbons Huneker, American musician, critic

  • We do not see things as they are; we see them as we are. -- Talmud

  • Les grands esprits discutent d'idées
    Les esprits moyens discutent des événements
    Les petits esprits parlent des autres. --Anonymous Translation: Great mind discuss ideas; common mind discuss events; simple mind talk about others.

  • If we trace out what we behold and experience through the language of logic, we are doing science; if we show it in forms whose interrelashionships are not accessible to our conscious thought but we are intuitively recognized as meaningful, we are doing art.. --Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Running is not about competition but about completion. It's not how fast you are, but how good you look at the finish line. The last person in a race gets a far louder cheer than the first. --John Stanton, founder of the Running Room, a chain store for running equipment

  • By Nature all men are pretty much alike; it is by custom that they are set apart. (Analects of Confucius. Chapter 17, Section 2) --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • If I hold up one corner of a square and the student cannot workout the other three for himself, I won't go any further. (Analects of Confucius. Chapter 7, Section 8) --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • When you know a thing, say that you know it; when you do not know a thing admit that you do not know it. That is knowledge. (Analects of Confucius. Chapter 2, Section 17) --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read. -- Mark Twain

  • Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence:
    -Wealth without work
    -Pleasure without conscience
    -Knowledge without character
    -Commerce without morality
    -Science without humanity
    -Worship without sacrifice
    -Politics without principle.     -- Mahatma Gandhi

  • No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next. -- Edgar Watson Howe

  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. -- Oscar Wilde

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. (Anonymous)

  • A little help at the right time is better than a lot of help at the wrong time. (Anonymous)

  • Carpe diem, quam minimum credula a postero -- Horace. Translation: Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

  • Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. (Anonymous)

  • The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.(Anonymous)

  • Information is valuable only if it's available as soon as it's needed. Knowledge is valuable only if it's understandable and applicable when faced with germane needs in decision making situations. -- Osmar R. Zaïane ;-)

  • We Will Either Find a Way, or Make One. -- Hannibal (247-183 B.C.), Carthaginian General, when crossing the Alpes to conquer Rome

  • Juge d'un homme par ses questions plutôt que par ses réponses.-- Voltaire (1694-1778) -- Translation: Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

  • Il est encore plus facile de juger de l'esprit d'un homme par ses questions que par ses réponses. -- Pierre-Marc-Gaston, duc de Lévis (1764-1830) Translation: It is easier to judge the mind of a man by his questions rather than his answers

  • The major credit I think Jim and I deserve, is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. -- Francis Crick (referreing to his work with James Watson leading to the discovery of the structure of the DNA.)

  • The way to do great science is to stay away from subjects that are overpopulated, and go to the frontiers. -- James Watson ( in an interview commemorating 50 years after the discovery of the stucture of the DNA.)

  • Don't let your past dictate what you will become, but let your past be part of what you will become. (Anonymous)

  • The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), 1938.

  • Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. -- Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773).

  • The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. -- Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

  • How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
    If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
    If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
    If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
    If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
    If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is.
    If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
    If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
    If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.
    If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
    If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
    If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.
    If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
    If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.
    If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are.
    If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them.
    If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live.
    If children live with serenity, they learn to have peace of mind.
    With what are your children living? -- Dorothy Law Nolte, 1972

  • The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a strong foundation than the terror of destruction. However, we prepare for war like precocious giants and for peace like retarded pygmies. -- Lester Pearson, in his 1957 Oslo Nobel Peace Prize speech.

  • If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan (1915 - 1981) Israeli Minister of Defence 1967-1974

  • I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) US general during World War II

  • Science is organized knowledge. --Herbert Spencer (British philosopher 1820-1903)

  • Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. --Immanuel Kant (German philosopher 1724-1804)

  • The first casualty when war comes, is truth -- Hiram Johnson (American Senator. The quote was reported to be said in 1917) The quote has evolved and has been transformed. It is commonly known today as "the first casualty of war is truth."

  • In time of war the first casualty is truth. -- Boake Carter

  • Anyone who thinks they can save the world is both wrong and dangerous -- Peter Matthiessen (American Novelist)

  • Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. -- Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)(in Desiderata 1927)

  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. -- Lao Tsu (5th century BC)

  • The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • There are so many people afraid of a task. They get so overwhelmed by the obstacles in front of them that they shy away from reaching beyond a position of safety. -- Edwin Moses (Olympic champion 400 m hurdles 1976-84-88. In an interview refering to his attempt to qualify for the 2004 olympics at age 49)

  • University, as institutions, pre-date the information economy by many centuries and are not for-profit cultural entities, whose reason of existence (purportedly) is to discover truth, codify it through techniques of scholarship, and then teach it. Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization not just download data into student skulls. -- Bruce Sterling (the hackers crackdown 1992)

  • If you look after the forest the birds will look after themselves. -- Maori saying

  • When elephants fight trees, bushes suffer the most -- African saying

  • In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. -- Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (1925 - ) Famous baseball player

  • It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra

  • Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded. -- Yogi Berra

  • The future ain't what it used to be. -- Yogi Berra

  • Some people should simply be paid NOT to work - there would be a net benefit to society. -- H. James Hoover(Personal communication Nov. 2003)

  • More and more of our imports come from overseas. -- George W. Bush, Beaverton, Oregon, 25 Sep. 2000 (From the Dubya Says)

  • If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Stupid questions are better than stupid mistakes. -- Japanese proverb

  • Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. -- African proverb

  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain

  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -- Tolstoy

  • The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know. -- Socrates

  • At your birth, you were crying and the people around your were smiling. Live your life such that at your death you will be smiling and the people around you crying. -- Unknown

  • What luck for the rulers that men do not think. -- Adolf Hitler

  • De vrai, ce n'est pas la disette, c'est plutôt l'abondance qui produit l'avarice. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • Le pire état de l'homme, c'est quand il perd la connaissance et gouvernement de soi. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • Notre appétit méprise et outrepasse ce qui lui est en main, pour courir après ce qu'il n'a pas. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • On ne corrige pas celui qu'on pend, on corrige les autres par lui. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • Il n'y a point de bête au monde tant à craindre à l'homme que l'homme. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • C'est injustice de voir qu'un père vieil, cassé et demi-mort, jouisse seul, à un coin du foyer, des biens qui suffiraient à l'avancement et entretien de plusieurs enfants. -- Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • We cannot value the merrit of our own ideas. -- Eric Haseltine (at an ACM SIGKDD 2004 invited talk)

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World. -- Nelson Mandela

  • This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. -- Dalai Lama

  • Artificial Intelligence is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men. -- Marvin Minsky

  • Luck that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -- Pierre Eliot Trudeau (1919-2000) Former Prime Minister of Canada

  • Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. -- E. W. Dijkstra

  • 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 English physicist in US (1902 - 1984)

  • A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts. -- Herbert V. Prochnow

  • A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library. -- Frank Westheimer

  • You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -- Marcel Proust

  • Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have. --Anonymous

  • Most of humanity gets by without reading novels or poetry, and no one would deny the richness of their thoughts. -- Ian Mcewan (English novelist)

  • A specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until he gets to the point where he knows absolutely everything about nothing. -- Anonymous

  • When women have reclaimed their voices and men reclaimed their hearts, we won't be invading countries, we won't be feeling that we have the right to launch preemptive wars. -- Jane Fonda (In an interview on CBC April 22, 2005)

  • Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. -- Bertrand Russell (1872 -1970)

  • L'histoire est un mensonge que personne ne conteste. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) Translation: History is a lie that nobody objects to. -- Some mistakenly attribute this quote to Voltaire or Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Truth is a potential lie commonly agreed upon. It is dangerous to rely on evidence from the Web or trust it as ground truth when a community of known or unknown participants freely collaborated in its creation. -- Osmar R. Zaïane

  • Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers. Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

  • It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

  • Madness is rare in individuals--but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule. -- Friedrich Nietzsche( 1844 - 1900)

  • To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

  • Do not wait for leadership. Do it yourself person to person. --Mother Theresa

  • A relationship can't be healthier than the people in it. -- Unknown

  • If Musa bin Nusayr [ (640-716) ] had been able to conquer Europe, he would have made it Muslim and would have saved it from the darkness of the Middle Ages which, thanks to the Arabs, Spain did not know. --Gustave Le Bon (1841 - 1931) (French thinker, author of "The Crowd, A Study of The Popular Mind " - Psychologie des foules, 1895.)

  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus (55-135)

  • First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. --Epictetus (55-135)

  • Neither a man, nor a crowd, nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. --Bertrand Russell

  • Not a Single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the United States we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is. -- Sajeewa Chithaka (a Sri Lankan man, on the looting and crime in New Orleans after the Katrina hurricane Sept. 2005 and referring to the Dec.2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.)

  • I may detest what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. -- Incorrect translation from "Monsieur l'abbé, je déteste ce que vous écrivez, mais je donnerai ma vie pour que vous puissiez continuer à écrire." -- Voltaire (1694-1778)

  • A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • A scientist worthy of the name experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature. --Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)

  • By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn. --Anonymous (saying of Latin origin)

  • He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. -- John Cotton Dana (1856-1929)

  • To teach is to learn twice. -- Joseph Joubert

  • Teach a child how to think, not what to think. -- Sidney Sugarman

  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. --William Ward

  • To teach is to touch lives forever. --Anonymous

  • Good teacher is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. --Gail Godwin

  • Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. --Henry Ford

  • Anything is possible, but just because it's possible, doesn't mean that it's feasible. --Joe Wilcox (JupiterResearch analyst)

  • Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  • I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. --James Madison (1751-1836) (4th President of the United States (1809.17))

  • Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • God is subtle but he is not malicious.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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

  • A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • A human being is a part of a 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 desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.--Sign hanging in Albert Einstein's office at Princeton

  • A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me.
    That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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

  • The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them! -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak havoc in the youthful mind that can never be undone and often exert a baleful influence in later life. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Nationalism, on my opinion, is nothing more than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- Madison, James (1751 - 1836) 4th President of the United States (1809.17)

  • I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. -- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) 3rd President of the United States (1801 - 1809)

  • When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) 3rd President of the United States (1801 - 1809)

  • The most successful war seldom pays for its losses. -- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) 3rd President of the United States (1801 - 1809)

  • If God is just, I tremble for my country. -- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) 3rd President of the United States (1801 - 1809)

  • Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction. --George W. Bush (from a speech on 10/3/03)

  • Under conditions of peace the warlike man attacks himself. --Friedrich Nietzsche

  • The wisest mind has something yet to learn. --George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

  • Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. --George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

  • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

  • Oublier l'Histoire c'est être condamné à la revivre. --unknown Translation in English: Forgetting History is being condemned to relive it.

  • A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. --George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

  • A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity. --George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

  • Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. --Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1899-1944)

  • True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. --Antoine de Saint Exupery (1899-1944)

  • The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. --Antoine de Saint Exupery (1899-1944)

  • I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. --Antoine de Saint Exupery (1899-1944)

  • Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. -- Dalai Lama

  • I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in 20 minutes; it involves Russia. --Woody Allen

  • Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. --Will Durant (1885 - 1981) US historian

  • There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world, it is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. --Henry Van Dyke (1852 - 1933) American poet.

  • An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Anglo-American political philosopher, [from Dissertations on First Principles of Government (July 7, 1795)].

  • I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it. -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), [from the Age of Reason (1794)].

  • Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good. -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), [from the Rights of Man].

  • Customs will often outlive the remembrance of their origin. -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. --John Quincy Adams (American 6th US President (1825-29)

  • The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. --Saint Augustine (354-430) Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430

  • Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. --Saint Augustine (354-430) Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430

  • We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain. --Saint Augustine (354-430) Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430

  • Patience is the companion of wisdom. --Saint Augustine (354-430) Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430

  • Man's will, sustained by an indominable conviction, is much more powerful than material forces that seem insurmountable. --Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Give me enough ribbons to place on the tunics of my soldiers and I can conquer the world. --Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it. This is the century in which you can be proactive about the future; you don't have to be reactive. --Alan C. Kay - Co-founder of Xerox Parc.

  • In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. --Confucius (551-479 BC)

  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. -- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

  • Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. --Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273)

  • Ce qui se conçoit bien s'énonce clairement - Et les mots pour le dire viennent aisément. (translation: What is well conceived is clearly expressed - and the words to convey it flow with ease.) --Nicola Boileau (1636-1711)

  • Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. --Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

  • Failing to plan is planning to fail. --Alan Lakein

  • You can always change your plan, but only once you have one. --Randy Pausch

  • An nescis, mi fili, quantilla sapientia mundus regatur? Translation: Don't you know then, my son, how little wisdom rules the world? --Axel Oxenstierna 1583-1654, Swedish Statesman

  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. --Bertrand Russell

  • Men are wise in proportion not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. --George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  • Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counse. --Aeschylus

  • Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight. --Thomas Carlyle

  • Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. --William Menninger

  • He who learns from one who is learning, drinks from a flowing river. --Native American Proverb

  • L'appétit de savoir naît du doute. Cesse de croire et instruis-toi. -- André Gide

  • Esse est percipi aut percipere. --George Berkeley (1685-1753) Translation in English: To be is to be perceived or to perceive. In French: Etre c'est être perçu ou percevoir.

  • You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. --Will Rogers (1879-1935) New York Times, August 31, 1924.

  • A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. --Herbert Simon (1916-2001) Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (1978), ACM Turing Award (1975).

  • Nil Sit Sine Donis. (Anonymous) Translation: Nothing happens without donations

  • Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. --Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

  • The only people who brag about having been poor are the rich. -- Frank B. Medor

  • When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. -- Eric Hoffer

  • Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away. -- Philip K. Dick

  • A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  • Psychology: the science that tells you what you already know in words you don't understand. -- Anonymous

  • Sociology: the study of people who do not need to be studied by people who do. -- E. S. Turner

  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. --Anonymous

  • The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. --Ralph Nader (1934-)

  • Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. --Jesse Jackson

  • The first step to leadership is servanthood. --John Maxwell

  • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. --Max DePree

  • Leaders don't force people to follow - they invite them on a journey. --Charles S. Lauer

  • The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. --Walter Lippmann

  • Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves. --Unknown

  • Leadership is action, not position. --Donald H. McGannon

  • Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated. --Fred Smith

  • Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. --John Robert Wooden (1910-) American basketball coach. [some attribute this quote to George F. Tilton others to Mike Ditka.]

  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. --John Robert Wooden (1910-)

  • Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. --John Robert Wooden (1910-)

  • The destination of every seeker depends upon the roads he traveled. --Ibn Al'Arabi (1165-1240)

  • There was never a good war or a bad peace. -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  • We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child - it's the courage to raise one. --Barack Obama

  • Damit das Mögliche entsteht, muss immer wieder das Unmögliche versucht werden.--Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) Translation in English: To achieve the possible, one must always attempt the impossible.

  • L'homme est un apprenti, la douleur est son maître, Et nul ne se connaît tant qu'il n'a pas souffert.--Alfred de Musset, French poet and writer (1810-1857) Translation in English: Man is an apprentice, pain is his master, and until he suffers, man doesn't truly know himself.

  • Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. --Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  • The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) (in French: L'ennui dans ce monde, c'est que les idiots sont sûrs d'eux et les gens sensés pleins de doutes)

  • The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. --Voltaire (1694-1778)

  • A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. --Unknown

  • If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. --Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. --African proverb

  • Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. --Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

  • I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. --Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868 - 19??)

  • Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too. -Voltaire (1694-1778)

  • Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. --Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

  • What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. --Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

  • There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven. --Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

  • There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign. --Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish novelist

  • Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind. --George Orwell (1903-1950)

  • When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. --Victor Hugo

  • There can be revolution only where there is a conscience. --Graffiti written during French student revolt, May 1968

  • The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it drop. --Che Guevara

  • Choices are the hinges of destiny --Pythagoras

  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. --John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) - 35th president of US 1961-1963 (In a speech at the White House, 1962).

  • It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. --Grace Hopper

  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. --Mahatma Gandhi

  • Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. --Paul Boese

  • If you can't forgive and forget, pick one. --Robert Brault

  • It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. --William Blake

  • Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. --John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 - 1902)English historian and moralist. The quote on power and corruption is often wrongly attributed to Lord Acton who actuallt echoed William Pitt (1708-1778) on unlimited power, who in turn echoed Abd-ar-Rahman Ibn Khaldoun (1332-1406) on hegemonic power.

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it. --William Pitt, the Elder (1708 - 1778) Prime minister of United Kingdom 1756-1761 and 1766-1768

  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

  • The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. -- Anatole France (1844 - 1924) French Writer, member of the French Academy and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921.

  • Sometimes questions are more important than answers. --Nancy Willard (b.1936) American Poet and Writer

  • L'ennui est une maladie dont le travail est le remède. -- Pierre-Marc-Gaston, duc de Lévis (1764-1830) Translation: Boredom is an illness for which work is the remedy.

  • For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -- Nelson Mandela

  • Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. -- Voltaire (1694-1778). Translation in English: If God did not exist, we would have to invent him.

  • All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God. --Voltaire (1694-1778).

  • That Noble Sin; whilst Luxury, employ'd a Million of the Poor Satisfying the extravagance of the wealthy provides work to the poor. --Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733)

  • Le confort des riches d&eacte;pend de l'abondance de l'approvisionnement des pauvres. -- Voltaire (1694-1778). Translation in English: The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.

  • Le bonheur est souvent la seule chose qu'on puisse donner sans l'avoir et c'est en le donnant qu'on l'acquiert. -- Voltaire (1694-1778).

  • L'abstinence ou l'excès ne fit jamais d'heureux. -- Voltaire (1694-1778). Translation in English: Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

  • Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful -- George E. P. Box (1919 - 2013), British statistician

  • For each age is a dream that is dying. Or one that is coming to birth. -- Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881)

  • If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives -- Lemony Snicket (1970 - ), American novelist

  • At the end every thing is alright. If it is not alright, it is not the end yet. --Brazilian proverb

  • Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. --Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

  • Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the priviledge of doing it. For remember you don't lie in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. --Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), German-French medical missionary, physician and philosopher..

  • Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance -- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  • It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not -- André Gide (1869-1951) Nobel Prize in literature in 1947

  • Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do -- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

  • The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. -- Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) American Poet and Writer

  • On avale à pleine gorgée le mensonge qui nous flatte, et l'on boit goutte à goutte une vérité qui nous est amère. --Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher. Translation in English: We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

  • L'homme ne sera jamais libre jusqu'à ce que le dernier roi soit étranglé avec les entrailles du dernier prètre. --Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher. Translation in English: Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

  • Il est donc très-important de ne pas prendre de la ciguë pour du persil, mais nullement de croire ou de ne pas croire en Dieu. --Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher. Translation in English: It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.

  • The good thing about science is that it is true whether or not you believe in it -- Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958) American astrophisicist

  • Ceux qui peuvent vous faire croire à des absurdités peuvent vous faire commettre des atrocités. -- Voltaire (1694-1778) -- Translation: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

  • Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. --Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

  • Si voter, changeait quelque chose, il y a longtemps que ca serait interdit. --Coluche (1944-1986) French comedian Translation in English: If voting would change anything, it have been forbidden a long time ago.

  • A lie has many variations, the truth none. --African proverb

  • Celui qui diffère de moi, loin de me léser, m'enrichit. --Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1899-1944) Translation in English: The one that differs from me, far from hurting me, enriches me.

  • Aut viam inveniam aut faciam. --Hannibal (247-183 BC) Carthaginian military commander Translation in English: I shall either find a way, or make one.

  • La colère vieillit et le rire rajeunit. -- Qian Daxin (1728-1804) Historian and linguist of Qing Dynasty China. Translation in English: Anger (or a frown) ages and laughter rejuvenates

  • For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet.

  • Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. -- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

  • A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. -- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. -- Lao Tsu (5th century BC)

  • The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. -- Lao Tsu (5th century BC)

  • A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. -- Lao Tsu (5th century BC)

  • Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. -- Lao Tsu (5th century BC)

  • United we grow; divided we status quo. -- Jonathan Shaeffer (Vice President IT, University of Alberta). Also tweeted by Robert Lucas Jun 23, 2011, System admin, University of Alberta.

  • Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. -- Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

  • No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. -- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Humans will miss the Earth if they destroy it. The Earth will not miss humans if the homo sapiens would get extinct. -- David W. Schindler, (Commencement speech, University of Alberta, June 10, 2014)

  • A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -- Greek proverb.

  • Pour savoir qui vous dirige vraiment, regardez simplement ceux que vous n'avez pas le droit de critiquer --Voltaire (1694-1778) Translation in English: To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize

  • The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you realize why. -- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • If I had 9 hours to chop a tree I would spend 6 hours sharpening my axe. -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  • Il est difficile de libérer les imbéciles des chaînes qu'ils vénèrent.. -- Voltaire (1694-1778). Translation in English: It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

  • Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -- Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

  • Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • The hands that serve are holier than the lips that pray. -- unknown

  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • Real living is living for others. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • Obey the principles without being bound by them. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. -- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

  • We can bomb the world into pieces but we can't bomb it into peace. --Michael Franti (1966) American rap signer and songwriter

  • Pour réussir en politique il faut être hypocrite et mentir; La politique est ingrate pour le véritablement sincère. -- Osmar R. Zaïane Translation in English: To succeed in politics one must be hypocritical and lie; Politics is ungrateful for the genuinely sincere.

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