The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation of those who are to come and point the way. ~ Nikola Tesla (born 10 July 1856)
The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is. ~ Marcel Proust
Universal peace as a result of cumulative effort through centuries past might come into existence quickly — not unlike a crystal that suddenly forms in a solution which has been slowly prepared. ~ Nikola Tesla
When from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, still, alone, more fragile, but with more vitality, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection. ~ Marcel Proust
Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play.
People are curious. A few people are. They will be driven to find things out, even trivial things. They will put things together, knowing all along that they may be mistaken. You see them going around with notebooks, scraping the dirt off gravestones, reading microfilm, just in the hope of seeing this trickle in time, making a connection, rescuing one thing from the rubbish.
Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago by instinct or reason; it has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of Antaeus, who derives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the presenttime. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
3 ~ MosheZadka(Talk) 27 June 2005 11:27 (UTC) (Better than Tesla, to whom all people are indebted to? Tesla made mass-use of computers which generate large amount of electricity possible with alternating current. There are not many people who contributed more to humanity than Tesla has, and very few who got as little thanks).
0 Ningauble 14:01, 3 July 2009 (UTC) Because (1) Mel Blanc's rendition was original but we cannot render it here, and (2) the closing line was not original to the Porky Pig character, but was borrowed from Bosko.
Doubtless all arbitrary powers, well executed, are the most convenient, yet let it be again remembered, that delays, and little inconveniences in the forms of justice, are the price that all free nations must pay for their liberty in more substantial matters; that these inroads upon this sacred bulwark of the nation are fundamentally opposite to the spirit of our constitution; and that, though begun in trifles, the precedent may gradually increase and spread, to the utter disuse of juries in questions of the most momentous concern. ~ William Blackstone (born July 10, 1723)
1 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:05, 4 July 2013 (UTC) I've read this three times and I still have no idea what it means. Once I get to the semicolon, it's all downhill.
Even in the most insignificant details of our daily life, none of us can be said to constitute a material whole, which is identical for everyone, and need only be turned up like a page in an account-book or the record of a will; our social personality is created by the thoughts of other people. ~ Marcel Proust (born July 10, 1871)
We passionately long that there may be another life in which we shall be similar to what we are here below. But we do not pause to reflect that, even without waiting for that other life, in this life, after a few years we are unfaithful to what we have been, to what we wished to remain immortally. ~ Marcel Proust
Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand. ~ Carl Orff
3 Kalki 20:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC) (I would probably rank this a 4, if proven to be Orff's comment, but I haven't been able to definitely source it; though I have seen it specifically cited to Orff, it has also sometimes been cited as an "ancient proverb" "ancient chinese proverb" or "old chinese proverb" — since at least as early as 1983 — though it does seem precisely characteristic of Orff's teaching philosophy.)
1 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:05, 4 July 2013 (UTC) ("3" with a source)
Elemental Music is never just music. It's bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener bust as a co-performer. ~ Carl Orff
3 Kalki 10:14, 3 July 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.