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#1 Dark Mind

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:39 PM

This is just a place to post a quote or two... or ten that you really liked or think is of merit of being in a science forum.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:43 PM

To start it off...

"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease
to be amused."

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:47 PM

Tolstoy wrote; "men only learn when they're suffering". The question is; [how much do you want to learn?]

Infamous, I haven't been able to find this quote anywhere... except on this site. Are you sure he said that, it does sound like Leo Tolstoy, but I'm at a loss as to where to find this particular quote.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:02 PM

Tolstoy wrote; "men only learn when they're suffering". The question is; [how much do you want to learn?]

Infamous, I haven't been able to find this quote anywhere... except on this site. Are you sure he said that, it does sound like Leo Tolstoy, but I'm at a loss as to where to find this particular quote.


I learned this quote in a literature class in college. I think it came from "War and Peace", it's been many years ago and I'm not really sure where I read this or if possibly the instructor may have quoted it from another work. Maybe from " Death of Ivan Ilyich", not sure about the spelling for Ilyich. The more I think about it I'm sure now that it came from either one of these two works. BTW, thanks for the affirmative comments about my signature, they were most appreciated.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:34 PM

If you plan to leave your mark in the sands of time, wear work shoes.

http://www.mazepath....eal/bonmots.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots1.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots2.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots3.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots4.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots5.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots6.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots7.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots8.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots9.htm

First ecstasy, then laundry.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:44 PM

If you plan to leave your mark in the sands of time, wear work shoes.

http://www.mazepath....eal/bonmots.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots1.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots2.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots3.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots4.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots5.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots6.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots7.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots8.htm
http://www.mazepath....al/bonmots9.htm

First ecstasy, then laundry.


Very good UncleAl, I especially liked the quote: Only the lead dog sees new scenery. I would like however to add to this; But only if he keeps his eyes open!!

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 04:42 PM

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

We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Just putting these up here before I change my signature :D.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

The fear of one's own demise affirms the reality of their existence..............infamous

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:57 PM

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. - Terry Pratchet

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:24 PM

First ecstasy, then laundry.

i could not agree with you more...

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:24 PM

Conceit is incompatible with understanding.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:13 PM

If what your doing isn't working, remember this quote:

If you always do,
what you've always done,
you'll always get,
what you've always gotten.

It may be time to change your method.
.................infamous.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:13 PM

Hell Yeah It Is

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:41 PM

Attempting to develope new and novel ideas, by overextending ones reach, may cause them to lose their balance............................infamous

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:57 PM

here's one i love:

"Imagination is a weapon in the war against reality." - Uncle Al

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:26 PM

One must remember when climbing that ladder of success, that, the higher up the ladder one climbs, the more unstable the footing becomes..............infamous

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:18 PM

"When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience will leave with the money and the man who lad the money will leave with experience." Unknown