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2003-06-22 - 9:53 a.m. - selected quotations...

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Northanger Abbey

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Address on The Method of Nature, 1841

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)

Life is too important to take seriously.
Corky Siegel

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), Dialogues, Apology

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno (335 BC - 264 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
A. Sachs

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations

don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Moon and Sixpence

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944), Stars and Atoms (1928), Lecture 1

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944), In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Something unknown is doing we don't know what.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944), comment on the Uncertainty Principle in quantum physics, 1927

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
-Chinese Proverb

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
-Chinese Proverb

"He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."
-Chinese Proverb

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life."
-Chinese Proverb

"Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted."
-Chinese Proverb

"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."
-C. G. Jung, Psychological Reflections

"While the inferior man seeks to put the blame on other persons, bewailing his fate, the superior man seeks the error within himself."
__The I Ching

"God is Dead"
-Nietzsche

"Nietzsche is Dead"
-God


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