All generalizations, with the possible exception of this one, are false.
-- Kurt Gödel

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

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
-- Niles Bohr

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.
-- Chuck Reid

Research/Problem solving/Academics

A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.
-- Murphy's Laws on Technology

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
-- Abraham Maslow

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.
-- R. Buckminster Fuller

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
-- Wernher von Braun

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
-- Marston Bates


The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8 m/sec^2.
-- Marcus Dolengo

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles
to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
-- Rober Cringely

There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
-- Unknown

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra, computer science professor

The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'
-- Roy Blount Jr.

If builders built houses the way programmers built programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
-- Gerald Weinberg

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
-- Pablo Picasso


What doesn't kill me makes me stronger.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

No matter which way you ride, it's uphill and against the wind.
-- Unknown

If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.
-- Murphy's Law

It is not the length of the vector that counts, but how you apply the force.
-- Unknown

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
-- Christy Mathewson

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
-- Henry Ford

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the
bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
-- Mark Twain

I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
-- Abraham Lincoln

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
-- John Nichols

It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
-- Moliere

To fly, we have to have resistance.
-- Maya Lin

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.
-- Unknown

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.
-- Unknown

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
-- Socrates

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
-- Charles Wadsworth

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
-- Lily Tomlin

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
-- Albert Einstein

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
-- Lisa Hoffman

Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.
-- Robert Frost

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
-- Segal's Law


You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
-- Naguib, Mahfouz

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
-- Ambrose Bierce

If you are going through hell, keep going!
-- Sir Winston Churchill

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
-- Alvin Toffler

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
-- Plato

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
-- Wendell Johnson

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
-- Immanuel Kant

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
-- Elbert Hubbard


The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
-- Anon

A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
-- Samuel Grafton

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.
-- Ernest Haskins

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
-- Don Marquis


Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
-- J.K. Galbraith

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
-- Bertrand Russell


Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
-- Philip G. Hamerton, "The Intellectual Life"

Everything is OK in the end . if it is not OK ,it is not the end.
-- Unknown

I took a speed reading course and read `War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
-- Woody Allen

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.
-- Glaser and Way

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.
-- Gallagher

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Those who can't do, teach!
-- Woody Allen