Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Robert Frost

The land was ours

Before we were

The land's

Jawaharla Nehru

When you collect

The ten wisest men of the world

And ask them to find out

The most stupid thing in existance

They will not be able to find anything

Stupider than astrology.

Marshall McLuhan

For tribal man

space was the uncontrollable mystery.

For technological man

it was time

that occupies the same role.

Margaret Mead

Never doubt that

a small group of thoughtful,

commited citizens.

can change the world:


It's the only thing

that ever has.

Mrk Twain

Ther ain't no suer way

To find out

Whether you like people or hate them

Than to travel with them.

Morris Adler

We visit others

as a matter of social obligation

How long has it been

since we have visited with ourselves.

Phyllis Rose

One from of loneliness


To have a memory

And no one to share it with.

Francois Mauriac

" Tell me what you read

and I'll tell you who you are."

Is true enough.

But I'd know you better

If you told me what you reread.

Francois Mauriac

" Tell me what you read

and I'll tell you who you are."

Is true enough.

But I'd know you better

If you told me what you reread.

Francis Bacon

Books must follow sciences,

And not sciences books.

Some books are to be tested,

Others to be swallowed,

And some few,

To be chewed and digested.

There is no excellent beauty

That hath not

Some strangeness in the proposition

It is a strange desire

To seek power

And to lose liberty

Paul Hindemith, A Composer's World


Who make music together

cannot be enemies,

At least

not while the music lasts.

Paul Brodeur


Are human beings

With the tears

Wiped off.



Is the greatest

Of victory.

Byron, Don Juan

It's strange but;

For truth is always strange,

Stranger than fiction.

Benjamin Franklin

A slip of the foot

you may soon recover,

But a slip of the tongue

you may never get over.

Remember not only

To say the right thing

In the right place.

But, for more difficult,

To leave unsiad the wrong thing

AT the tempting moment.

Billy Vaughan

An optimist stays up

until midnight

to see the new year in.

A pessimist stays up

to make sure

the old year leaves.


A man with a watch knows what time it is; A man with two watches isn't so sure.

It's no use crying over split milk, It only makes it salty for the cat.

Thomas Heywood, On Homer's Birthplace

Seven cities warred for Homer,

Being dead,

Who,: living,

Had no roof to shroud his head.

Sir Thomas Browne, Hydrotaphia

Life is a pure flame,

And we live

By an invisible sun

Within us.

Thomas Jefferson

I like the dreams

of the future

Better than this history

of the past.

In matters of principle.

stand like a rock.

In mater of teste,

swim with the current.

Timothy Ferris

The truth

is beautiful.

But the beautiful

is not

necessary true.

Dan Stanford


Is what you get

When you don' t get

What you want.

David Mercer

Did you hear what the white rat

Said to the other white rat?

...I've got that psychologist

so well trained that

every time I rieng the bell

he brings me something to eat.

W.H. Auden


I'm interested in history

But not in the past.

I'm intersed n

The next twenty-four hours.

Sam Ewing

When you finally go back

to your old hometown

You find

it wasn't the old home

you missed

but your childhood.

Sydney J. Harris

The real danger is not that

Computers will begin to think

Like men,

But that

Men will begin to think

Like computers.


We are in bondage

To the law

In order that

We may be free

The good of the people


The chief law.

Soren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure

With such breathless haste


They hurry past it.

Charlie Chaplin (Co-author), Smile

Smile , though your heart is aching

Smile, even though it is breaking.

When there are clounds in the sky.

You'll get by if you smile.

Through your fear and sorrow.

Smile, and may be tomorrow.

You'll see the sun come shine through.

For you.

Light up you face with gladness.

Hide every trace of sadness.

Although the tears may be ever so near.

That's the time.

You must keep on trying.

Smile, what's the use of crying.

You'll find that life is still worthwhile.
If you just smile.

Jonas Salk

Our greatest responsibility is be good ancestors.

Jues Verne, Master of the World

I take my dream with me.

But it will not be lost to humanity.

It will belong to you the day the world

is educated enough to profit by it

and wise enough not to abuse it.

Jan de Hartog. The Lamb's War

Do not commit the error

common among the young

Of assuming that

if you cannot save the whole of mankind

you have failed.

J.R. Froude

Wild animals never kill for sprt.

Man is the only one

to whom the torture and death
of his fellow-creatures

is amusing in itself.

Jame Strong

Sometime, in the not unforeseeable future.

Men will stand on the frontiers of the solar system

anad face the stars.

Either they step back.

Content to live out the future alone.

Denying the spirit that has brought them thus far

or they go on the stars

Which is ti to be?

James Lovell, In orbit Around the moon

The earth from here

is a grand oasis

in the big vastness of space.

James Magary

Computers can figure out

all kind of problems.

Except the things in the world

that just don't add up.

James Thurber

Man is flying too fast

for a world that is round

Soon he will catch up

with himself in a great rear-end collision

and man will never know that

what hit him from behind

was man.

J.B.S Haldane

Science is vastly more stimulating

to the imagination than are the classics.

George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise,

Not by

The recollection of our past,

Bu t by

The responsibility for our future.

John Miton, Comus

The star

that nature hung in the heaven.

And filled their lamps

with everlasting oil,

To give due light

To the misled and lonely traveler.

Clarence Darrow

I Have always felt that

doubt was the beginning of wisdom

And the fear of God

was the end of wisdom

K.E. Tsiolkovsky

The earth is the cradle

of the mind

But you cannot live

in the cradle forever.

Cardinal Newman

Fear not that

thy life shall come to an end.

But rather fear

it shall never have a beginning.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos


Will often carry us

to worlds that never were.

But without it

We go nowhere.

Carl Sagan, Broca's Brain

Ours is the first generation

that has grown up with science fiction ideas.

I know many young people who will of course

Be interested but in no way astounded,

If we receive a message from

an extraterrestrial civilization.

Konrad Lorenz

I believe I've found

The missing link

between animal and clivilized man.

It is us.

Gaylord Nelson

The ultimate test of man's conscience

May be his willingness

To sacrifice something today

For future generations

Whose words of thanks

Will not be heard.

Galileo Galilei

Philosophy is written

In that great book

Which ever lies before our gaze

-----I mean the universe----

But we cannot understand

If we do not first learn the language

And grasp the symbos

In which it is written.


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