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"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."
  • Nelson Mandela

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately, in England at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.
  • Lady Bracknell,
    The Importance of Being Earnest

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
  • Babbage, Charles

.... man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
  • Churchill, Winston S.

Verbing weirds language - Calvin (& Hobbs)

"To have another language is to possess a second soul."
  • Charlemagne

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
 -- Samuel Beckett

No. Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
 -- Yoda

The power of accurate observations is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.
  • George Bernard Shaw

Sooner or later every man has to get married. You can't blame everything on the Government.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it is fresh from the vine. But don't live too long. The taste turns bitter... after a time.

I hope the mathematicians, however, are well rewarded. I promise never to blackleg their profession, nor take the bread out of their mouths.
  • Churchill, Winston S.

Some of you may have had occasion to run into mathematicians and to wonder therefore how they got that way, ...
  • Tom Lehrer

I'm trying to like people, it's just that it's so hard getting past the stupid ones.
  • Becker (TV series)

Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything but you can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

You might also like the Science Based Quotations page,
or the page of One Liners. Laying out this page is
also an exercise in the Knapsack Problem, one of the
P vs NP questions.


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