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Quotes of the Day [Aug. 20th, 2004|09:52 am]
Peter Sheil
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)

[User Picture]From: bellanna
2004-08-20 02:25 am (UTC)
I really like the last one, it is almost poetic in a funny sort of way.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-20 02:37 am (UTC)
Yep, me too. I copied it into my list of quoues on my bio page :) bits of a star gone wrong It's things like that which brighten up the day.
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2004-08-20 01:04 pm (UTC)

Here's a quote I like...

I don't know where it came from, but here it is: "Without art, we are but monkeys with car keys."
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-20 02:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Here's a quote I like...

One forum entry has it attributed to Lawrence Northey, but the other 12 entries in Google have Anon *shrug*

Oh http://www.theindependent.com/stories/111003/new_dubas10.shtml would seem to agree - google is your friend :)

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