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Quote Left Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction. Quote Right
Quote Left Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - 'which is the mostest? which is the leastest?' They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart. Quote Right
Quote Left Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. Quote Right
Quote Left When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. Quote Right
Quote Left Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left A self-balancing, 28-jointed adaptor-based biped; an electro-chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62,000 miles of capillaries.... Quote Right
Quote Left By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions. Quote Right
Quote Left Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. Quote Right
Quote Left God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. Quote Right
Quote Left If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf. Quote Right
Quote Left Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery. Quote Right
Quote Left The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual. Quote Right
Quote Left Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. Quote Right
Quote Left Dare to be naive. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is God's purpose -- for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. Quote Right
Quote Left Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left I am the only guinea pig I have. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment Quote Right
Quote Left Either war is obsolete or men are. Quote Right
Quote Left Everything you've learned in school as obvious becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. Quote Right
Quote Left I think I am a verb. Quote Right
Quote Left You can't learn less. Quote Right
Quote Left Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. Quote Right
Quote Left Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. Quote Right
Quote Left The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. Quote Right
Quote Left A proverb is much matter distilled into few words. Quote Right
Quote Left Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead. Quote Right