|Good quotes are like good poems, they can say a lot--often of great significance, in a few words. Here are some of my favorites:|
Knowledge has to be acquired by hard work; none
of it is flung at our heads gratis. (Mark Twain)
|We have evolved to be curious, and science has revealed that if we just look, there is magic everywhere. (Ronald Pine)|
|Men are, in the mass, still emotional and resistant to fact. (Loren Eiseley)|
There must be no imagining or supposing, but simply
discovering what nature does or undergoes.
|Bad it is when a man eats his fill all day, and has nought to task the mind. (Confucius)|
All beings alive today are equally evolved. All
have survived over three thousand million years of evolution from common
bacterial ancestors. (Lynn Margulis)
|- - study without desire ruins the memory and results
in the retention of nothing that is apprehended.
(Leonardo da Vinci)
|The main discovery during this century of research and
science has probably been the depth of our
ignorance on nature. The more we learn, the more we realize the extent of our ignorance.
|Genes that cause individuals to maximize their descendants
are the genes we expect to see in the world.
|I cannot admit any method of arriving at truth except
that of science. --and--
One should always keep an open mind, but not so open that one’s brains fall out. (Bertrand Russell )
|The mind is its own place, and itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. (John Milton)|
|The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless. (Steven Weinberg)|
The scientific view of the external world must reside
at the core of the examined life.
|Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature.
She shows us only surfaces, but she is a
million fathoms deep. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
|Humankind cannot bear very much reality. (T.S. Eliot)|