Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Quote of the Week – Rousseau

“We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being and born a man.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

June 12, 2008 • Posted in: Development, Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Bohr

“The very fact that knowledge is itself the basis for civilization points directly to openness as the way to overcome the present crisis.” – To the United Nations, by Niels Bohr, 1950

May 24, 2008 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Planck

“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.” – Max Planck

May 1, 2008 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Adams

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, “Last Chance to See”

December 12, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Russell

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of a sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trapping of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. […]

November 26, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Shakespeare

“I would that there were no age between ten and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest. For there is nothing in between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing and fighting” – Shakespeare, “Winter’s Tale”, 1565

Quote of the Week – Tulving

“…the single most critical piece of equipment is still the researcher’s own brain.  All the equipment in the world will not help us if we do not know how to use it properly, which requires more than just knowing how to operate it.  Aristotle would not necessarily have been more profound had he owned a […]

October 16, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Hertz

One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers, that we get more out of them than was originally put into them. – Heinrich Hertz

August 29, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – James

“The fluctuations of the blood-supply to the brain were independent of respiratory changes, and followed the quickening of mental activity almost immediately. We must suppose a very delicate adjustment whereby the circulation follows the needs of cerebral activity. Blood very likely may rush to each region of the cortex according as it is most active, […]

August 19, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Asimov

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather ‘That’s funny’…” – Isaac Asimov

August 2, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments