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General
Quotable Quotes
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´Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.´ — Richard Feynman.
Being a scientist means never having to give up your sense of wonder. — DGM.

No one ever lost ground telling someone what they want to hear. — DGM.

When there are no consequences for bad behavior,
people will behave badly. — DGM.

´It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring.´ — Carl Sagan.

Religious fanatics are not ammenable to reason. If they were, they wouldn´t be either religious or fanatic. — DGM.

Why do we have do die? Because if there were no death, we would still be amoebae. We exist as humans only because those who lived before us reproduced and died. — DGM.

There´s no happier person than an obsessive-compulsive engaged in their obsession. — DGM.

If you think the place where you grew up is the most beautiful place in the world and the best place in the world to live, you haven´t traveled enough. Our marvelous planet is filled with beautiful places that are lovely to live in, so grant to others that their love of homeland is as deep and as worthy of respect as your own. — DGM.

If a boy likes math and science, he´s brilliant;
if a girl likes math and science, she´s suspect. — DGM.

You cannot become a renowned scientist unless you are obsessed with your research, any more than someone can become an Olympic athlete without being obsessed with your sport — neither scientists nor athletes lead ´well-rounded´ lives. So why are scientists scorned for their obsession while athletes are idolized for it? — DGM.

´No one on their death bed ever wished they´d spent more time at the office.´ — Unknown.

Now that I´m middle-aged, I´m so much like my parents it scares me. — DGM

In every photograph ever taken of me, I´ve hated the way I looked, then wished, a few years later, that I still looked that good. — DGM

Anger someone, and you´ve an enemy for an hour;
insult someone, and you´ve an enemy for life. — DGM.

Be careful whom you crush. The disgruntled make dangerous enemies. — DGM.

Work as if you would live 1000 years; love as if you would die tomorrow. — DGM.

Men have chips on their shoulders; women have hearts on their sleeves. — DGM.

There´s nothing wrong with having emotions;
there´s a great deal wrong with being ruled by them. — DGM.

Don´t insult the troll ´til after you´ve crossed the bridge. — Unknown.

All clichés are true. — Unknown.

All snobs are ignorant. — DGM.

´I care not much for a man´s religion whose dog and cat are not the better
for it.´ — Abraham Lincoln.

Anything´s possible, some things are just more probable than others.
It´s possible there is a tooth fairy, but I wouldn´t bet on it. Ditto the existence of god.
In science, you play the odds. — DGM.

´The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.´ — Ferdinand Magellan.

There are other ways of being. Be open to them and discover new joy.
But a closed mind, like a locked heart, becomes its own jailer. —DGM.

´I suppose every scholar has had the experience of reading something in a book which was significant to him, but which he could never find again. Sure he is that he read it there; but no one else has ever read it, nor can he find it again.´ — Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you don´t know what you´re talking about, don´t talk. — DGM.

If you want to be a bore, talk about yourself. — DGM.

It is a kindness that we degenerate in old age;
it´s nature´s way of enabling us to welcome our own death. — DGM.

Do less; do it better. Quality over quantity. — DGM.

Find something you´re good at and do that. — DGM.

No one ever lost money underestimating the intelligence or good taste
of the American public. — paraphrased from P.T. Barnum.

The big problem in the world isn´t evil, it´s stupididty. — DGM.

´When choosing between two evils,
I always like to take the one I´ve never tried before.´ — Mae West.

Procrastination is a human right. — DGM.

´The mind grows by what it feeds on.´ — J. G. Holland.
So stop watching television and start reading. — DGM.

´When someone does a foolish thing, you should tell them it is a foolish thing. They can continue to do it, but at least the truth is where it needs to be.´ — Dukaht.

Statistics show that the percentage of a person´s income that is given to charity is inversely proportional to the size of a person´s income. The richer people are, the less they give, proportionally, while the poorest give the most. — DGM.

´The one exclusive sign of a thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.´ — Aristotle.

´I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.´ — Stephen F. Roberts.

The Three Wise Men of christian mythology were astrologers.
So, how wise can you be if you believe in astrology? — DGM.

´I don´t want to achieve immortality through my work;
I want to achieve immortality through not dying.´ — Woody Allen.

Never start an argument you haven´t thoroughly tested, yourself, beforehand because, otherwise, you can be certain your opponent will do the testing for you. — DGM.

Any time you start defending someone who is in the wrong,
you shouldn´t be surprised to find yourself defending yourself. — DGM.

When asked what was the best piece of advice he was ever given,
Jeff Skilling, President and CEO of Enron, replied,
´If it doesn´t make sense, don´t believe it.´

´There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.´ — Peter F. Drucker.

My version: If it isn´t worth doing, it isn´t worth doing well. — DGM.

The ideas you hold as most obviously true, the ones you have always taken for granted as being true, the ones you have never doubted or questioned, are the ones most in need of a thorough inspection. — DGM.

Of the beliefs you hold, the ones you accepted the earliest, that is, the ones you accepted at a time when you had the least knowledge and least experience with which to evaluate their veracity, are obviously the ones most likely to be in error, yet these beliefs, which clearly should be suspect, are the ones least likely to be questioned later in life. — DGM.

Have you ever met anyone who was right about everything? So, what makes you think you are any different? I never allow myself to forget that at least some of the ideas or opinions I hold could be wrong. Every view I have is subject to constant scrutiny. I am my own science project. — DGM.

´Never stop quarreling with accepted fact.´ — A. J. Cronin, The Citadel.

I spent the second two decades of my life shedding the nonsense I was taught during the first two decades of my life. The job is obviously unfinished. — DGM.

´Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.´
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance.

´When I die I won´t go to heaven or hell,
there will just be nothingness.´ — Isaac Asimov.

My version: I didn´t exist before I was born; I won´t exist after I die. — DGM.

´You believe in god, but I have seen a child die of meningitis.´ — Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage.

My version: You believe in god, but I have taken parasitology. — DGM.

There is nothing else quite as boring as someone else´s genealogy. — DGM.



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