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April 28, 2014
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Ninety per cent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.

~ Terry Pratchett ~

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April 29, 2014
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The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.

~ Henri Poincaré ~
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April 30, 2014
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There are problems to whose solution I would attach an infinitely greater importance than to those of mathematics, for example touching ethics, or our relation to God, or concerning our destiny and our future; but their solution lies wholly beyond us and completely outside the province of science.

~ Carl Friedrich Gauss ~

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May 1, 2014
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ~
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May 2, 2014
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Friends, the soil is poor, we must sow seeds in plenty for us to garner even modest harvests.

~ Novalis ~
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May 3, 2014
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It seems that scientists are often attracted to beautiful theories in the way that insects are attracted to flowers — not by logical deduction, but by something like a sense of smell.
~ Steven Weinberg ~
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May 4, 2014
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For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day, and as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.

~ T. H. Huxley ~
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May 5, 2014
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Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

~ Christopher Morley ~

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May 6, 2014
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Faith is more basic than language or theology. Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality. Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future. Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible, but faith will still go dancing on. Even though (because it rejects a doctrine) it is now described as "doubt". This, I believe, is the kind of faith that Christ commended.
~ Sydney Carter ~
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May 7, 2014
  If nature has been frugal in her gifts and endowments, there is the more need of art to supply her defects. If she has been generous and liberal, know that she still expects industry and application on our part, and revenges herself in proportion to our negligent ingratitude. The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds; and instead of vines and olives for the pleasure and use of man, produces, to its slothful owner, the most abundant crop of poisons. ~ David Hume
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May 8, 2014
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The growth of the human mind is part of the growth of civilization; it is the state of civilization at any given moment that determines the scope and possibilities of human ends and values. The mind can never foresee its own advance.

~ Friedrich Hayek ~

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May 9, 2014
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Man is a substantial emigrant on a pilgrimage of being, and it is accordingly meaningless to set limits to what he is capable of being.

~ José Ortega y Gasset ~

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May 10, 2014
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Our Yes towards life from the very beginning carries within it the Divine No which breaks forth from the antithesis and points away from what now was the thesis to the original and final synthesis. The No is not the last and highest truth, but the call from home which comes in answer to our asking for God in the world.

~ Karl Barth ~
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May 11, 2014
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Conquering evil, not the opponent, is the essence of swordsmanship.

~ Yagyū Munenori ~

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May 12, 2014
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Education is not a function of any church — or even of a city — or a state; it is a function of all mankind.

~ Philip Wylie ~
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May 13, 2014
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Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity.

~ Julian of Norwich ~

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May 14, 2014
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Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware: Anger, fear, aggression — the dark side, are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

~ George Lucas ~
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May 15, 2014
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Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams — day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing — are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young. I believe it.

~ L. Frank Baum ~

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May 16, 2014
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What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.

~ George Bernard Shaw ~
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May 17, 2014
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Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too.

~ Lloyd Alexander ~
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May 18, 2014
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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

~ Bertrand Russell ~
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