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JumpingJack
322.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:05 am Reply with quote

A QI Quotation should ideally be a fresh one.

Best of all, one that is fresh even to the poster.

 
JumpingJack
323.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:07 am Reply with quote

If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one's subject matter.

MARGARET MEAD (1901-78) US Anthropologist.

 
JumpingJack
324.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:11 am Reply with quote

We don't know a millionth of one per cent about anything.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON (1847-1931)

 
JumpingJack
325.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:14 am Reply with quote

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642)

 
JumpingJack
326.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:23 am Reply with quote

The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines, from one city to another, almost as fast as birds fly, fifteen or twenty miles an hour.
OLIVER EVANS (1755-1819) US inventor

 
JumpingJack
327.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:39 am Reply with quote

Laughter is manís most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humour, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element, belongs to man.
MARGARET MEAD (1901-78)

 
Jenny
344.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:11 pm Reply with quote

"The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."

- Joseph Addison

 
Jenny
345.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:12 pm Reply with quote

When the healthy nature of man acts as a whole, when he feels himself to be in the world as in a great, beautiful, noble, and valued whole, when harmonious ease affords him a pure and free delight, then the universe, if it could experience itself, would exult, as having attained its goal, and admire the climax of its own becoming and essence.

- Goethe

 
Jenny
346.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:13 pm Reply with quote

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

Dwight Eisenhower (warning of the impending military industrial complex)

 
Jenny
347.  Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:15 pm Reply with quote

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

Booker T. Washington

 
JumpingJack
364.  Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:53 am Reply with quote

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

BOOKER T WASHINGTON

 
JumpingJack
365.  Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:01 am Reply with quote

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

 
JumpingJack
366.  Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:05 am Reply with quote

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.

HORACE MANN

 
Flash
368.  Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:29 am Reply with quote

Lose a hour in the morning and you'll spend the rest of the day looking for it.

MY GRANDAD
(though I dare say he nicked it from somewhere)

 
JumpingJack
369.  Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:30 am Reply with quote

When a dog runs, the dog is moving his legs; when a sea-urchin runs, the legs are moving the sea-urchin.

JAKOB JOHANN VON UEXKULL (1854-1944)

 

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