Favorite Quotes


“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”
– Cicero

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten”
– BF Skinner

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement”
– Fred Brooks

“A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer.”
– Carl Sagan

“You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.”
— Sacha Guitry

“Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.”
– Goethe

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
– Carl Sagan

“Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and — if at all possible — speak a few sensible words.”
– Goethe

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