Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil

Quotes of the Day

Some quotes - number two is not directed at any group in particular and those of you who have just received (or are about to receive) exam results in the UK should not take it personally. [Consider the date it was written to realise that criticism of academic standards is ago old :) ]


In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.
Chuck Reid

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan (1876 - 1962), English Social History (1942)

Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton (1885 - 1945)

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)
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