More Terrific Quotations!

One of the several joys of reading a wide variety of books is that their authors share quotations that were previously unfamiliar and are worthy of inclusion with those chestnuts from the usual sources such as Sun Tzu, St. Paul, William Shakespeare, and Yogi Berra.

Only those who take leisurely what the people of the world are busy about can be busy about what people of the world take leisurely.”  Taoist maxim

“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein

“No, no! You’re not thinking, you’re just being logical….” Niels Bohr

“The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is up to us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” Henry Miller

“It would be erroneous to assume that intelligence is necessarily conscious and deliberate. We know more than we can tell.” Gerd Gigerenzer

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” Max Planck

“The whole idea of passion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living things, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” Thomas Merton

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.” Howard Aiken

“Throughout most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” Virginia Woolf

“We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Will Rogers

“I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.” Stephen Wright

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.”  John D. Rockefeller

“When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” Jonathan Swift

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”  Mark Twain


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