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''One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice,'' said the Queen. ''When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.''
~ Lewis Carroll | ( English mathematician and novelist. ) | 1832-1898 | Belief
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A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
-: [ Notebook E 49 (1775 - 1776) ]
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Books
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A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Fools
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A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

-: [ Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics (1991), Ch. 5, p. 69. ]
~ Edward Teller | (American nuclear physicist ) | 1908 -2003 | Facts
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A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
~ Alexis Carrel | ( French surgeon and biologist. ) | 1873-1944 | Truth
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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
~ Herbert Spencer | ( English philosopher, biologist and sociologist. ) | 1820-1903 | Law
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A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
~ Herbert Spencer | ( English philosopher, biologist and sociologist. ) | 1820-1903 | Change
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A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Character
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A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Teachers
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A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Theory
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A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Books
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A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Facts
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According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Education
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Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
-: [ Notebook L 44 (1793-1796) ]
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Aristocracy
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All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
~ Alexis Carrel | ( French surgeon and biologist. ) | 1873-1944 | Greatness
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All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Misery
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All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Change
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All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Action
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All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Truth
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All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Action
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All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Common Sense
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