Quotes

..are a way of validating ones own opinion, or of reminding us of things we already should know. These are some of my favorite. SL

  • Perfect is the enemy of better. – unknown
  • “Winning is not normal, and people who win do so by following an abnormal path. The discipline and dedication and sacrifices are incomprehensible to the thousands, standing outside looking in, who are capable of joining, yet unwilling to pay the price of admission” -Steve Trippe
  • Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave. – Tyler Durden
  • “I realized I was a bad lawyer and if I needed to hire one, I wouldn’t hire me,” he quipped.
    - James Carville to a group of students, while discussing his career moves.
  • “Infinity. Aristotle said that infinity is the absence of limitations. I suppose that could be the definition of evil.- Dr. Larry Fleinhardt from the TV show Numbers.
  • “The Booby Prize of life, is being right” – Susan Page Author
  • “The story of life, unlike my favorite movies, continues after the happy endings” – SL
  • “The jostles of life continue to blur my etch-a-sketch memory” – SL
  • “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” -Anatole France
  • “Education is the food that nourishes the nation’s soul. When public officials refuse to provide adequate school resources for the young, it’s the same as parents refusing to feed their children.” – Bob Hebert (New York Times)
  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, all foes of real understanding. Likewise tolerance, or broad wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
  • “Science is a way for us to not fool ourselves.” – Richard Feynman
  • “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions.Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain
  • “I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who  have  to dance.” — George Balanchine
  • “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” –Eric Hoffer
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison
  • “Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” –John Andrew Holmes
  • “Lord,grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”–Michelangelo
  • “The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the creator. ” Louis Pasteur
  • “The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.” — Ruth Benedict
  • “Freedom and slavery can be equally demanding in their own ways” – Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea;
  • “It is far better to achieve a little with certainty, than a great deal that one is not sure of.” -; Sir Isaac Newton.
  • “Truth, like surgery hurts, but it cures” -.Wilsonon Home Improvement.
  • “It’s not until everything else has been torn away that one can really see what a man is made of. It’s not until a man has been forced to his knees that he will stand his tallest” — James Liner

One Response to “Quotes”

  1. Angela says:

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

    That’s definitely my favorite. I think it pretty much defines every dead Labview project ever existed. =P