Science and Education

  • Nietzsche: Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound strive for obscurity.
  • Niels Bohr: An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.
  • Confucius (551-479 B.C.): By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • Will Durant (1885-1981): Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
  • Albert Einstein: It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
  • Albert Einstein: Explanations should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
  • Kenko (a Japanese monk of the fourteenth century): A man should avoid displaying deep familiarity with any subject.

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Problem Solving

  • Henry Louis Mencken American Writer (1888-1956): For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
  • David Friedman: The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
  • Hannah More Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

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  • George Eliot: Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact. And, similar by
  • Abraham Lincoln: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  • Edward Abbey: Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
  • Al Capone: You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
  • Norm Crosby: When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
  • Benjamin Franklin: Man is a rational animal. He can think up a reason for anything he wants to be lieve.
  • Ashley Montagu: The idea is to die young as late as possible.
  • George Bernard Shaw: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
  • Harry S. Truman, American President: It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
  • Harry S. Truman: A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

  • Oscar Wilde: A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

  • Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

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Cytaty po polsku

  • Przyslowie francuskie: Cmentarze sa pelne ludzi niezastapionych.

  • Boleslaw Prus: Doswiadczony zeglarz nie walczy z pradem ani wiatrem, ale pozwala im unosic sie w obranym przez siebie kierunku.

  • Arystoteles: Z zycia nalezy odchodzic jak z uczty: ani spragniony, ani pijany.

  • Zycie to tragedia, kiedy sie je oglada z bliska, i komedia, kiedy sie na nie patrzy z daleka.

  • William Szekspir: Zycie nie jest ani lepsze ani gorsze od naszych marzen - jest tylko zupelnie inne
  • Horacy Walpole: Swiat jest komedia dla tych, co mysla, a tragedia dla tych, którzy czuja - dlatego Demokryt sie smial, a Heraklit plakal.

  • Sokrates: Gdy inni zyja, aby jesc, ja jem, aby zyc.

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