Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: "Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable."
Samuel Johnson wrote, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."
Faulkner once said, "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."
Nietzsche wrote, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."
"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." Albert Einstein
"If I am what I have and if I lose what I have, who then am I?" German psychologist Erich Fromm
Voltaire wrote, "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."
"Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience?" James Madison