“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.” ―
There are a hundred ways in which a boy can injure—if not indeed kill—himself. The more adventurous he is and the greater his initiative, the more ways he will find. If you protect him from each of the first hundred, he is sure to find the hundred and first. Though most men can look back on their boyhood and tremble at the narrowness of some of their escapes, most boys do in fact survive more or less intact, and the wise father is the trusting father. ―
As we gain more knowledge about materials and processes in the universe, that could open up benefits that we can’t even imagine. But you have to be willing to fund science without knowledge of the benefits. Fred Kavli who was born on this day in 1927.
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. – Ogden Nash who was born on this day in 1902.
Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible. – Carol Moseley Braun who celebrates her 72nd birthday today.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. – Sir Walter Scott who was born on this day in 1777.
You know in politics you are dealing in the realm of choices. You don’t always have clear-cut decision between a thoroughly principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled one. You’re making snap decisions with paucity of information, generally trying to do the best that you can, but you will make errors, and sometimes it’s a decision between a bad and a worse alternative. It has to be done, because we need to order our society, and of politics it can literally be said: Bad job, but someone’s got to do it. – Peter Costello who celebrates his 62nd birthday today.