Sunday, February 29, 2004
And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science
has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of
-- Carl Sagan
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, courtesy of Robert Fulghum--
"There is really nothing you must be,
And there is nothing you must do.
There is really nothing you must have.
And there is nothing you must know.
There is really nothing you must become.
However, it helps to understand that fire burns,
and when it rains, the earth gets wet. . . . ."
-- Bertrand Russell, "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?", 1947
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
without accepting it.
Sunday, February 22, 2004
or regulated. It isn't true that everybody should follow one path.
your own truth." - Ram Dass
"A scientist is a man who changes his beliefs according to reality, a
is a man who changes reality to match his beliefs." --Volker Braun
Thomas Henry Huxley
interesting than sex.
-- Aldous Huxley
Saturday, February 21, 2004
be taken too seriously.
-- Nicholas Butler
-- Donald R. Gannon
Friday, February 20, 2004
inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
-- Eric Hoffer
Thursday, February 19, 2004
to stupidity what might be due to ignorance. And try not to assume your
opponent is the ignorant one-until you can show it isn't you. - M.N. Plano
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Time, like the sea, gives all back in the end,
But only in its own way, on its own conditions:
Empires as grains of sand, forests as coal,
Mountains as pebbles. Be still, be still, I say;
You were never the water, only a wave;
Not substance, but a form substance assumed.
[Elder Olson — Great Occasions, edited by Carl Seaburg, Beacon Press, 1968, p. 388]
Monday, February 09, 2004
into those who want to be controlled,
and those who have no such desire."
-- Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
Sunday, February 08, 2004
-- John F. Kennedy
dares not is a slave.
-- Sir William Drummond
Saturday, February 07, 2004
revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of
and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a
religion will emerge.
- Carl Sagan
-- Italian Proverb
Friday, February 06, 2004
longer than usual to find my robe. "
-- Woody Allen
Thursday, February 05, 2004
can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do
something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical
moment in the history of our planet." -- Carl Sagan
conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, And politics
- Mahatma Gandhi
Monday, February 02, 2004
are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into the sun.
-- Pablo Picasso