There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988 )
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963 )
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
Marcus Aurelius, philosopher (121-180 )
I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.
Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899-1974)
When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.? I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
Mary Oliver, ( )
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton, paradise lost (1608-1674 )
Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790 )
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.