December 2011

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Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
-Galileo Galilei

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We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves
-Galileo Galilei

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Doubt is the father of invention.
-Galileo Galilei

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I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.
-Galileo Galilei

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Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
-Galileo Galilei

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I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night
-Galileo Galilei

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The best of my nature reveals itself in play, and play is sacred.
-Karen Blixen

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I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots.
-Karen Blixen

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Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.
-Seamus Heaney

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I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.
-Seamus Heaney

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The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.
-William S. Burroughs

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Your best teacher is your last mistake.
-Ralph Nader

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Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.
-William S. Burroughs

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Conquered people tend to be witty.
-Saul Bellow

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There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
-Saul Bellow

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Last edited: 27 February 2012 13:18:28