We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.
A ship in the harbor is safe,
but that is not what ships are built for.
[John A. Shedd]
A physicist is just an atom's way
of looking at itself.
The diagrams contains more truth
than the underlying formalisme.
[G. t'Hooft and M. Veltman 1973]
When I read about the evils of drinking,
I gave up reading.
Remember, I got more out of alcohol,
than alcohol got out of me.
I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
[Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)]
Forgive your enemies,
but never forget their names.
[John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)]
We don't like their sound,
and guitar music is on the way out.
[Decca Rec. Co. rejecting The Beatles, 1962]
640Kb ought to be enough
[Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981]
Not only is God dead,
but just try to find a plumber on weekends.
[Woody Allen, 1935-]
There are no good girls gone wrong,
just bad girls found out.
Love while you've got love to give.
Live while you've got life to live.
Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back.
[Piet Hein, 1905-1996]
Verden er dyb
og kun de flade ånder fatter det ikke!
[Johannes Jørgensen (Fra "Symbolisme")]
Livet leves forlæns,
men forståes baglæns.
Sic transit gloria mundi.
(Thus Passes The Glory Of The World).
[Exclamatory phrase used at installations of popes]
Nemo solus satis sapit.
(Nobody alone knows enough).
[Plautus, Miles gloriosus]
The World is like a book and those who
do not travel, read only the first page.
[St. Augustinus of Hippo, 354-430]
Traveling tends to magnify
all human emotions.
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