Archives - September 2007
September 1, 2007
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
September 2, 2007
For myself I am an optimist --- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
September 3, 2007
There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
September 4, 2007
Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
September 5, 2007
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
September 6, 2007
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
September 7, 2007
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'.
September 8, 2007
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
September 9, 2007
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.
September 10, 2007
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
September 11, 2007
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
September 12, 2007
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
September 13, 2007
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
September 14, 2007
That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
September 15, 2007
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
September 16, 2007
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
September 17, 2007
It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.
September 18, 2007
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
September 19, 2007
Just when you think that a person is just a backdrop for the rest of the universe, watch them and see that they laugh, they cry, they tell jokes...they're just friends waiting to be made.
September 20, 2007
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
September 21, 2007
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
September 22, 2007
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
September 23, 2007
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
September 24, 2007
Equations are the devil's sentences.
September 25, 2007
The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
September 26, 2007
I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always.
September 27, 2007
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
September 28, 2007
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
September 29, 2007
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
September 30, 2007
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.