Churchill, Winston S. will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to
         pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on. 

Feynman, Richard P. (1918-1988) b. Far Rockaway, New York What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does. Richard P. Feynman, QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Penguin Books, London, 1990, p 9. (1) Different edition available from

Hawking, Stephen W. (1942-) b. Oxford, England Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Bantam, NY, 1988, p 174.

Kaku, Michio
It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.
Michio Kaku Hyperspace, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 263.
Newton, Isaac
(1642-1727) b. Woolsthorpe, England If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

On how he made discoveries: By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
E.N. da C. Andrade, Sir Isaac Newton, His Life and Work, Doubleday Anchor, New York, 1950, p. 35. (1)

Watson, Thomas (Founder of IBM) I think there's a world market for about five computers.
Quoted by Charles Hard Townes In Martin Moskovits (Ed.), Science and Society, the John C. Polanyi Nobel Lareates Lectures, Anansi Press, Concord, Ontario, 1995, p 8. (1) Available from

Woolley, Richard (U.K. Astronomer Royal) (In 1956, one year before Sputnik) Space travel is utter bilge.
Quoted by Charles Hard Townes In Martin Moskovits (Ed.), Science and Society, the John C. Polanyi Nobel Lareates Lectures, Anansi Press, Concord, Ontario, 1995, p 8. (1)

The formulation of Relativity(Al Einstein)

"I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child. But my intellectual development was retarded,as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up".

A collection of One Liners ....Al Einstein
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"
"I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"God does not play dice with the universe."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18."
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them."
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
"Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science"

"Watch the stars, and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground."

"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT's relativity."

"Gravitation can not be held resposible for people falling in love"


Don't be afraid to attempt something new. Remember, it was amateurs who built the ark. It was professionals who built the Titanic.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Those who dance are thought to be quite insane by those who can not hear the music.

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Les Brown

I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant,
and kindness from the unkind;
yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers
Kahlil Gibran

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James R. Cook

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Henry Ford

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Gilbert Perreira

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A smooth sea never made a skillful skipper.
English Proverb

Everything happens for a reason.

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.
Pumba (Mario Pumarol)

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Brian Tracy

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.
Jameson Frank

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

You got to believe it to achieve it.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

You can measure how smart you are by your ability to understand and appreciate the intelligence of someone else.


The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Willy Wonka

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.

I have never failed. Simply discovered 12,000 ideas that do not work.
Thomas A. Edison

Life is too short for a full time job.

Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare.
But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.
Saadi of Shiraz (c. 1200 AD)

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
Yogi Berra

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
You seek problems because you need their gifts.
Richard Bach

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

Those who matter don't mind; those who mind don't matter.

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
John Nuveen