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For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court; our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington, The Philosophy of Physical Science
For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
– Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
– Margaret Mead
For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.
– Bertolt Brecht
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
– Benjamin Franklin
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
– Christina Rossetti
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
– Dante, The Divine Comedy
For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.
– Sir Francis Bacon, Of Empire
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
– William Shakespeare
For things to land in you're lap. You must be sitting down.
– Paul Hames
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.
– Plato
For this is Wisdom to love, to live To take what fate, or the Gods may give. To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go
– Laurence Hope
For those interested in patent litigation, commit early and never underestimate how hard you and the rest of the team must work. There are a lot of smart, talented patent trial lawyers.”
– Yar Chaikovsky
For those who are on the roof become insolent as they don't know yet about the slope and the slipperiness of the roof!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice.
– Joseph Dunninger, Mentalist
For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.
– Francis Bacon
For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
– Susan Sontag
For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
– Craig Claiborne
For though I do not ask for aid, we need it.
– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Boromir
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile nothing endures except the sense of difference.
– Alan Valentine
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
– Johnny Carson
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
– Nelson Mandela

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