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In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
– Peter McWilliams
in regards to academic pursuits..."the short-term stress is worth a lifetime of success!"
– Jemille Smith
In regards to my work, I am trying to create atmospheres. I am, perhaps, not so much interested in the questions of details but on the way that the light is absorbed or reflected by the surface. I employ the tension of light and shadow to heighten the suggestion of spiritual qualities, much like the Spanish Realists of the seventeenth century. And always I am trying to reflect the present. For the present contains the memory of the past, even though the painting is the result of an extensive span.
– Stephen Namara
In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
– Mark Twain
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
– Mark Twain
In reply to the question, What was it the last man on earth said Where is everybody
– Carl Sandburg
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
– Malcolm Muggeridge
In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.
– Chinese Proverb
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top.
– Benjamin Franklin
In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.
– Homer
In San Francisco, Haloween is redundant.
– Will Durst
In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
– P.L. Berger
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
– Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs.
– Sir Francis Darwin
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
– William Osler
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
– Stephen Jay Gould
In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.
– Mary McCarthy
In seeking knowledge, something new is learned In seeking wisdom, something old is unlearned To grow, we need to learn, unlearn and re-learn
– Med Jones
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
– Walter Cronkite
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
– Rabbi Ben-Azai
In seven different Scriptures God has dogmatically stated 'build all things according to the pattern (blueprint) shown to you.' You don't repair a Chevrolet from the Ford repair manual. In like manner, Body truth is not found in Hebrew doctrine. It's like trying to mix oil with water--it just can't be mixed
– Ron Garner
In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, High-Tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit-if totally different in form-from all the romantic architecture of the past.
– Dan Cruickshank

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