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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell
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On The Arts...

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
- Mason Cooley

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
- Clifton Fadiman

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"
- Howard Ikemoto

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
- Auguste Rodin

On Education...

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Samuel Clemens

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

On Genius...

Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Men of genius are the worst possible role models for men of talent.
- Murray D. Edwards

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
- Unknown

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On Love...

To fall in love is to create a religion with a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borge

There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend only to one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood.
- John Stuart Mills

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
- Alexander Smith

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

On Math...

Perhaps the greatest paradox of all is that there are paradoxes in mathematics.
- E. Kasner and J. Newman

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.
- Johannes Kepler

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
- Andre Weil

Those that can - do. Those who can't - teach.
- Unknown

On Quotations...

Quoting: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I quote others only in order to better express myself.
- Michel De Montaigne

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
- Samuel Palmer

On Religion...

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the truths which atheism would deny.
- Joseph Addison

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of rewards after death.
- Albert Einstein

Asked if he believes in one G-d, a mathematician answered: "Yes, up to isomorphism".
- G. H. Hardy

Everyone must have two pockets, so that he can reach into the one or the other, according to his needs. In his right pocket are to be the words: "For my sake was the world created," and in his left: "I am dust and ashes."
- Hasidic Saying

On Science...

Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.
- Donald Cram

On Sex...

Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex brings up some pretty good questions.
- Woody Allen

You mustn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
- Mary McCarthy

Sex is a three-letter word which needs some old fashioned four-letter words to convey its full meaning.
- Unknown

On Women...

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
- Max Beerohm

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

A woman is the only thing that I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
- Abraham Lincoln

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis


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