I quotations.


Sapere Aude! Dare to know!

-What is Enlightenment?. Kant said it should be the motto of the Age of Enlightenment.

Immanuel Kant (1724-04-22/1804-02-12). German philosopher. Last major philosopher of the Enlightenment.


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian saying


You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Gandhi


There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.

Irena Chalmers. American cook and author.


Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

Iris Murdoch


May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. The rain falls soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish saying


Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the Universe is amenable to the scientific process.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."

I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Until I became a published writer, I remained completely ignorant of books on how to write and courses on the subject...they would have spoiled my natural style; made me observe caution; would have hedged me with rules.

1. A robot may not harm a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

-"Runaround". First Asimov work to explicitly state all Three Laws of Robotics. A Zeroth Law was added later: "0. A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

-Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988.

Isaac Asimov (1920-01-02/1992-04-06). Russian-born American prolific author and biochemist. Best known for his science fiction.


The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.

Isaac Disraeli (1766/1848). British author. Best known for Curiosities of Literature.


I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on a seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

By thinking and thinking and thinking about it. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.

-When asked how he solves impenetrable problems.

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

Isaac Newton (1642-12-25/1727-03-20). British scientist and mathematician.


Egg of an hour, bread of a day, wine of a year, and friend of many a year.

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.

Italian saying.


Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

Ivern Ball.


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