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@@ -132,10 +132,6 @@ at in the right way, did not become still more complicated."
"I just need enough to tide me over until I need more."
― Bill Hoest
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-"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
-World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- ― Albert Einstein
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"I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent."
― Ashleigh Brilliant
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"I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous."
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-"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith."
- ― Albert Einstein
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"If dolphins are so smart, why did Flipper work for television?"
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"If the King's English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!"
@@ -1060,11 +1053,6 @@ is always polite to traffic cops.
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An Army travels on its stomach.
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-An autocratic system of coercion, in my opinion, soon degenerates. For
-force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an
-invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
- ― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It (1931)
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An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
― A. P. Herbert
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@@ -1227,9 +1215,6 @@ tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes
in the house.
― Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"
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-Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- ― Albert Einstein
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Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think,
recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one
particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
@@ -1283,10 +1268,6 @@ As Will Rogers would have said, "There is no such things as a free variable."
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As Zeus said to Narcissus, "Watch yourself."
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-As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
-certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
- ― Albert Einstein
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As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
― Weisert
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@@ -1827,9 +1808,6 @@ eggs. The chicken was involved, the pig was committed.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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-Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- ― Albert Einstein
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Complacency is the enemy of progress.
― Dave Stutman
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@@ -1956,10 +1934,6 @@ De Borglie rules the wave, but Heisenberg waived the rules.
Dealing with failure is easy: work hard to improve. Success is also easy to
handle: you've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
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-Dear Posterity, If you have not become more just, more peaceful, and generally
-more rational than we are (or were) ― why then, the Devil take you.
- ― Albert Einstein, message for a time capsule
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Death is God's way of telling you not to be such a wise guy.
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Death is Nature's way of recycling human beings.
@@ -2755,10 +2729,6 @@ Go west young, man.
God did not create the world in 7 days; he screwed around for 6 days
and then pulled an all-nighter.
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-God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates
-empirically.
- ― Albert Einstein
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God does not play dice with the universe.
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God gives us relatives; thank goodness we can choose our friends.
@@ -2799,9 +2769,6 @@ God made the integers; all else is the work of Man.
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God made the world in six days, and was arrested on the seventh.
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-God may be subtle, but He isn't plain mean.
- ― Albert Einstein
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God requireth not a uniformity of religion.
― Roger Williams
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@@ -2875,11 +2842,6 @@ Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small
people talk about wine.
― Fran Lebowitz
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-Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The
-latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to
-hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
- ― Albert Einstein
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Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent.
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Greener's Law: Never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.
@@ -3677,11 +3639,6 @@ affairs has always been dominant and controlling.
If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law.
― Roy Santoro
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-If A equals success, then the formula is:
- A= X + Y + Z
-X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
- ― Albert Einstein
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If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.
― Yiddish saying
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@@ -4033,9 +3990,6 @@ I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.
Illinois isn't exactly the land that God forgot ― it's more like the
land He's trying to ignore.
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-Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- ― Albert Einstein
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Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
― Jules de Gaultier
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@@ -4248,9 +4202,6 @@ It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.
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It is Fortune, not wisdom that rules man's life.
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-It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- ― Albert Einstein
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It is a poor judge who cannot award a prize.
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It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
@@ -4901,10 +4852,6 @@ only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
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Man rarely reads the handwriting on the wall until he has his back to it.
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-Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else ―
-unless it is an enemy.
- ― A. Einstein
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Man who falls in blast furnace is certain to feel overwrought.
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Man who falls in vat of molten optical glass makes spectacle of self.
@@ -5147,11 +5094,6 @@ it. To turn back now would be to deny our history, our capabilities.
My past is my own.
― The Shadow (DC Comics)
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-My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior
-spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive
-with our frail and feeble mind.
- ― Albert Einstein
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Naeser's Law: You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damnfoolproof.
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Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature,
@@ -5182,10 +5124,6 @@ Never call a man a fool; borrow from him.
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Never count your chickens before they rip your lips off.
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-Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
- ― Albert Einstein, as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in
- "Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist" (1949)
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Never drink Coke in a moving elevator. The elevator's motion coupled with
the chemicals in coke produce hallucinations. People tend to change into
lizards and attack without warning, and large bats usually fly in the
@@ -6515,12 +6453,6 @@ discredited preconceptions, lie outside the domain of science―-or of any
honest intellectual inquiry.
― Stephen Jay Gould, Bully for Brontosaurus (1990)
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-The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it
-seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the
-fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving
-after rational knowledge.
- ― Albert Einstein
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The future isn't what it used to be. (It never was.)
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The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
@@ -6548,9 +6480,6 @@ The hand that rocks the cradle can also cradle a rock.
The hardest thing to open is a closed mind.
― Leo Burnett
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-The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
- ― Albert Einstein
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The heart has no rainbows when the eye has no tears.
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The hell with the Prime Directive: let's kill something.
@@ -6583,10 +6512,6 @@ it in the first place.
The ideal is impossible. The idea of the ideal is essential.
― P. Taylor
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-The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
-for existing.
- ― Albert Einstein
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The inability to benefit from feedback appears to be the primary cause of
pseudoscience. Pseudoscientists retain their beliefs and ignore or distort
contradictory evidence rather than modify or reject a flawed theory. Because
@@ -6691,9 +6616,6 @@ The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
― Isaac Asimov
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-The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
- ― Albert Einstein
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The most merciful thing in the world ... is the inability of the human mind to
correlate all its contents.
― H. P. Lovecraft
@@ -6747,9 +6669,6 @@ The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any
use to oneself.
― Oscar Wilde
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-The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- ― Albert Einstein
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The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
@@ -7661,10 +7580,6 @@ around hollering.
We can't schedule an orgy, it might be construed as fighting
― Stanley Sutton
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-We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
-created them.
- ― Albert Einstein
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We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you.
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We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company.
@@ -9478,3 +9393,142 @@ today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want
you to share yours with them.
― Dave Barry
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+It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Imagination is more important than knowledge.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+If A equals success, then the formula is:
+ A= X + Y + Z
+X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The
+latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to
+hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+The tyranny of the ignoramuses is insurmountable and assured for all time.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
+created them.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else, unless it is an
+enemy.
+ ― A. Einstein
+%
+My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior
+spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive
+with our frail and feeble mind.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
+ ― Albert Einstein, as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in
+ "Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist" (1949)
+%
+The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it
+seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the
+fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving
+after rational knowledge.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
+for existing.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+The only real valuable thing is intuition.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+God may be subtle, but He isn't plain mean.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates
+empirically.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Dear Posterity, If you have not become more just, more peaceful, and generally
+more rational than we are (or were) ― why then, the Devil take you.
+ ― Albert Einstein, message for a time capsule
+%
+Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
+certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+An autocratic system of coercion, in my opinion, soon degenerates. For
+force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an
+invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
+ ― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It (1931)
+%
+"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith."
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
+World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity
+for development accorded the individual.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
+touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all
+technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and
+equations.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine
+are still greater.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in
+school.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that
+counts cannot necessarily be counted.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
+minds.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my
+contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the
+spinal cord would suffice.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the
+years of maturity.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+%
+If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
+ ― Albert Einstein
+
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