"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

(Confucius, Chinese philosopher)

"If I called a strategic planning meeting, there would be dead silence, then people would fall out of their chairs laughing."

(Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment executive)

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

(Steve Martin, American actor)

"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it."

(John Steinbeck, American writer)

"If all you have is a hammer, everything will look like a nail."

(Chinese Proverb)

"Bacteria is the only culture some people have."


"Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot to say, and 2) not saying it."

(Unknown) [From Mona Majdalan's signature]

"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent and warn the opposed."

(Whitney M. Young, civil rights leader)

"Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort."

(George Polya)

"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there."

(George Burns, American comedian)

"Its all of us or none of us. We've got to make the world, our planet, work for each of us or it won't work for any of us."

(R. Buckminster Fuller)

"Most ideas about teaching are not new, but not everyone knows the old ideas."

(Euclid, c. 300 BC) [From Marjan Glavac]

"No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately."

(Michel de Montaigne)

"You rule and the others drool!"


"I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82."

(Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist)

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."

(Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist]

"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."

(Isaac Asimov, author)

"A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."

(Will Rogers, American comedian, humorist)

The noble and the nobility are usually at odds with one another."

(Johann Gottfried Seume, author) [From Mike Contino]

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."

(Robert Frost, Pulizer Prize-winning poet)

"Every act of consciousness begins with an act of disobedience."

(Carl Jung) [From Alex Spencer]

"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."

(Ogden Nash, American poet)

"It is impossible for a person with a closed mind to see an open question anywhere, in any field."

(G.S. Chandy)

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."

(Voltaire) [From Richard Jankowski, via Connie Kelly)

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

(Dr. Seuss) [In Jonathan Bean's signature]

"All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others."

(Michael Carr) [From Mike Contino]

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."


"Play by the rules, but be ferocious."

(Phil Knight, Nike founder)

"I like not to know for as long as possible because then it tells me the truth instead of me imposing the truth."

(Michael Moschen) [From Judith Roitman's signature]

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

(Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace laureate)

"Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced."

(Unknown) [Sent by Aaby Kierkegaard]

"Dividing phenomenon into linear and non linear is like dividing the world into bananas and non bananas."

[From John Nord, teacher]

"If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it."

(Oprah Winfrey) [From Marjan Glavac]

"Ships in harbor are safe, but that's not what ships are for."

[From John Nord, teacher]

"The less routine, the more life."

(Amos Bronson Alcott)

"What math education will be for one child for one year will depend on what the child's teacher believes, knows and does - and doesn't believe, doesn't know and doesn't do."

(Eric Muller) [Sent by Shelley]

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."

(Benjamin Disraeli, Former British prime minister)

"The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people."

(Norman Mailer, American novelist)

"Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude."

(Colleen C. Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines)

"Losing doesn't eat at me the way it used to. I just get ready for the next play, the next game, the next season."

(Troy Aikman, former NFL quarterback)

"Until you become confused about what you already know, what you know will never become wider, bigger, or deeper."

(Milton Erikson, M.D.) [From Pamela Richards' signature]

"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines."

(Gary Sinise, actor)

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

(George Bernard Shaw, Nobel laureate in literature) --Akcooper 18:30, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."
--Douglas Adams

"Progress doesn't come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things."
--Lazarus Long (Robert Heinlein)

"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house."
--Lazarus Long (Robert Heinlein)

"We have not succeeded in answering all of your questions. The answers we have found serve only to raise a whole host of new questions. In some ways, we feel as if we are as confused as ever. But we believe that we are confused on a higher level and about more important things"
-- Albert Einstein

"One rather curious thing I've noticed about aesthetic satisfaction is that our pleasure is significantly enhanced when we accomplish something with limited tools."
Donald E. Knuth, Computer Programming as an Art

-- AMizener

You wouldn't recognize mathematics if a calculus textbook fell on your head! -- Frustrated Mathematician

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