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Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
Henry Wheeler Shaw.

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Companies come and go. It's part of the genius of capitalism.
Paul O'Neill, treasury secretary, on the collapse of Enron.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie.

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong, 21 July 1969.

"Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow."
William Shakespeare.

Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do.

To his dog every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs.

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
Albert Einstein

I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe.
Sometimes quoted as: God does not play dice with the universe.
Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium (1941) ch. 13.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein Quoted on pg. 289 of Adventures of a Mathematician, by S. M. Ulam(Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976). Apparently these words also occur somewhere in "What I Believe" (1930).

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein

There were piles of compacted, twisted steel eight stories high into the air at first. It was just overwhelming. You wondered, 'Where do you start?' Now it is a gaping hole four levels down into the ground. I just can't understand how they did it that quickly.

Sex without love is an empty gesture. But as empty gestures go, it is one of the best.
Woody Allen, July 17 1999.

Police officers dance with revelers at Notting Hill's Carnival in central London on August 27, 2001. Half a million people packed the streets of west London, basking in the summer sunshine at Europe's biggest street party, the Notting Hill Carnival.
NYT about UE.

People lie in a sea of tomato juice during the annual tomato-throwing festival known as the Tomatina, in Bunol, eastern Spain Wednesday Aug. 22, 2001. Over 100 tons of ripe tomatoes were dumped in the street for some 30,000 revellers to throw at each other in this local fiesta that originated in the 1940's.
NYT about UE.

Vintage Yacht Janina from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia rounds the Needles on the home leg in the Americas Cup Jubilee Regatta, Isle of Wight, August 21, 2001. The weeklong regatta celebrated its 150th year and was won by the Italian yacht Stealth skippered by Giovanni Agnelli.
NYT about UE.

Leaders often make war, engineers usually make society.
B'Elanna Torres.

A library serves no purpose unless someone is using it.

Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal.

Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.

Proverbio britannico.
"If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk.
If you want to be happy for a week, get married.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener."


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