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Favorite Sayings

  • Ars longa, vita brevis. (Hippocrates)
  • True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want. (Larry Wall, Creator of Perl)
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness -- all foes to real understanding. Likewise, tolerance or broad, wholesome charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in our little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. (Mark Twain)
  • If the definition of good and evil was the same for everyone, then people would never fight. (Euripides)
  • If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference. (Buckminster Fuller)
  • Perfection is reached not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo Da Vinci)
  • How not to get lost in the complexities of our own making is still computing's core challenge. (Edsger Dijkstra)
  • Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. (Albert Einstein)
  • If the mind was so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't. (Emerson Pugh)
  • All people know the same Truth. The difference is how they choose to distort it. (Woody Allen)
  • Truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations. (John von Neumann)
  • The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. (Frank Zappa)
  • The serious problems of life are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so, it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. (Carl Jung)
  • Life is a mystery to be experienced, not a problem to be solved. (Unknown)
  • Our actions in this world, and our ability to rise above the limits of our own self-interest, live on far beyond us and play their humble part in shaping a world of spirituality and peace. (Kent Nerburn)
  • Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. (Unknown)
  • If you realized that the nurtured spiritual part of yourself would accompany you on your eternal journey and that everything else you have labored so hard to accumulate would vanish the instant you depart this world, would it alter your daily agenda? (Walter Cooper)
  • God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.
    Each note is a need coming through one of us,
    a passion, a longing pain.
                                           Remember the lips
    where the wind-breath originated,
    and let your note be clear.
    Don't try to end it.
    Be your note.
    (Rumi)