|New things are not trusted unless proven by experience.
— Nicoli Machiavelli
|Great creativity requires hard facts, wild imagination and non logical jumps forward that are then proved to be right by working backwards to known principles. Only the rebellious can do it.|
— Lorraine Daston
|An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field|
— Neils Bohr
|The greatest difficulty in the world is not for people to accept new ideas, but to make them forget about old ideas|
— John Maynard Keynes
|Man climbs mountains because it is there.
Man invents something because it is not there.
— Brett Stern
|It’s good to be open-minded, but if you're too open-minded, your brains fall out.|
— Old Yiddish saying
|We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
— Oscar Wilde
|The only thing that keeps us alive is our brilliance, the only thing that protects our brilliance is our patents.
— Edward Land
|I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.|
— Oscar Widle
|Major advances in science occur not because the proponents of the established views are forced by the weight of evidence to change their minds, but because they retire and eventually die.
— Planck’s Dictum
|Frango ut patefaciam
I break in order to reveal
— Motto Paleontological Society
|I don't think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It over comes everything, even nature. |
— John D. Rockefeller
|The real idea of modern furnishings is economy and if you can substitute an old piece of junk and make it serve as well as something more costly, you win.|
— Alexander Calder
|The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
— Henry Thoreau
|You can observe a lot while watching.|
— Yogi Berra
|Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
|IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE|
— Big Al Einstein
|Experience is not what happens to you.
Experience is what you do with what happens to you.
— Aldous Huxley
|Forget past mistakes.
Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.
— William Durant, founder of General Motors
|Luck is the residue of design|
— Branch Ricky