Tag Archives: Quotes Wisdom

Chemistry Quotations

A chemistry teacher is recruited as a radio operator in the first world war. He soon becomes familiar with the military habit of abbreviating everything. As his unit comes under a sustained enemy attack, he is asked to urgently inform his HQ. “NaCl over NaOH! NaCl over NaOH!” he says. “NaCl over NaOH?” shouts his […]
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Speaking Quotations

A closed mind is an enigma indeed. Nothing ever goes in – but odd things are forever coming out. – Laurence Dunphy – All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears, of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before the Rotary Club, or […]
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Math and Number Quotations

Algorithms Apply shampoo to wet hair. Massage to lather, then rinse. Repeat. – An infinite loop hair-washing algorithm – I have a simple algorithm, which is, wherever you see paid researchers instead of grad students, that’s not where you want to be doing research. – Larry Page – I know how models are built, because […]
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Truth, Knowledge and Learning Quotations

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain – As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not […]
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Details Quotations

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. – Jorge Luis Borges – My boyfriend, like a lot of men, takes great pride in his car. Honey, his car is detailed, waxed, and vacuumed […]
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Books, Writing and Reading Quotations

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking about what to write. – Author Unknown- Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P.J. O’Rourke – A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. – […]
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Advice and Mistakes Quotations

Accept good advice gracefully – as long as it doesn’t interfere with what you intend to do in the first place. – Gene Brown – Accept the fact that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue! – Author Unknown – A good scare is worth more to a man […]
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Grammar and Punctuation at the Bar Quotations

There are many ‘a man walks into a bar’ jokes, including: Two guys walked into a bar. The third one ducked. A dyslexic walks into a bra… There are many variations that include animals, including: A grasshopper walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “We have a drink named after you!” The grasshopper says, […]
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Life and What it Is Quotations

It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another – it’s the same damn thing over and over. – Edna St. Vincent Millay – Life is like a jigsaw puzzle but you don’t have the picture on the front of the box to know what it’s supposed to look like. Sometimes, you’re not […]
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Life Lessons – How Full is Your Glass

You have probably received this email several times: “A woman was explaining stress management to an audience. She was holding a  half glass of water. Everyone thought she was going to ask the question, ‘half empty or half full? Instead, she asked “How heavy is this glass of water?” The audience’s answers  ranged from 8 […]
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