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  • Shall we not rejoice then and revel in the glorious liberty of extract, and quote to the thousandth line? Shall we not have pages like the Pyramids?
  • Of all the many and (thanks to a free press) the ever-multiplying blessings attendant upon the "glorious constitution" of literature, not the least precious and profitable to a modern cultivator of systems and syllables, in pamphlets, magazines, and folios, is the right of Quotation.
    • Samuel Laman Blanchard, "Quotations"
  • A general disinterest in math and science education is not due to an overabundance of information, but to a deficiency or want of context. The lack of an evolutionary and historical storyline negates a valuable impetus for entry into more recent viewpoints of any subject matter.
  • Abundance adduces waste!
  • Existence is our penance for Being.
  • Music, and art in general, is a kind of therapy, for the artist, and for those who imbibe of it.
  • Isolation <=> Domination
    Communication <=> Cooperation
  • Give me the words of the man, not characterizations from minions or critics.
  • An approach to full consciousness entails a pilgrimage toward the abandonment or subsumption of self-consciousness.
  • Create your center-way, between slavery, freedom and subsidiary polarities.
  • Recognition (or Rebirth) problem: is any being the same as one may attempt to recall from the past, or cast into the future?
  • Life is Good... if you can wait long enough?
  • Opposites attract... until the point of oblivion (or merger into harmonious, periodic & infinite motion)?
  • Absence entails unity entails plurality &tc., &tc., &tc...
  • A savior rises within followers, leading by the spirit which becomes their body and blood.
  • ...Emptiness begat timespace begat energymatter begat lifedeath...
    and We celebrate "an eternal Light that is Good!" and fills our negligible universe with the infinite.
  • God is Good is...
  • Try not to become what is feared.
  • Respect the living and the dead, for there is experience of which you would not dream.
  • Raise the dead by attempting to understand what was said.
  • I have sadly reached the conclusion: "I am an idiot." My only saving grace: "I am not alone!"
  • The keys to the future and past are obvious: inertia, and high speed or mass beg one forward; entering, through the written Word, forgotten thoughts of previous travelers, leads back. The problems relate to locating the finest of exits from, and finding the small, hidden entrances into, the finest of presence.
  • Listening more than speaking comes easily with a slow realization that the unknown is vastly greater than the known.
  • An aging life: abstraction of distraction.
  • Democratic socialism might slow the acceleration of a capitalistic economy, its waste, and the destruction of life support systems provided by our singular Earth.

Wikiquotes initiated

  • Archytas ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman & strategist
  • Barnes, Ernest, Bishop of Birmingham, contributor to the theory of transcendental functions; relativity commentary, in-progress
  • Biologizing the Universe by naturalist B. B. Stoller, PH.D was DELETED by votes of Atcovi & Ningauble, due to lack of notability of the author or the book. Notification was not received prior to deletion. Unfortunate, since I could have moved the information to my personal web site prior to deletion, had I been notified.
  • Bonica, John founding father of pain management: in-progress
  • Commerce of the Prairies: or The Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, 1831–1839 by Josiah Gregg; edited map & uploaded groundhogs image for illustration; I originally & mistakenly entered this article as the "Josiah Gregg" Wikiquote article Dec-2011
  • Drucker, Peter years 1939-2001 quotes (25,156 bytes) Jan 10 - Jan 12 2005
  • Flagg, Ernest architect/author Small Houses: Their Economic Design and Construction (1922) in-progress
  • Flores, Dan author of Coyote America & The Natural West among others; incomplete, in-progress
  • Glass windows started this article in order to relate the subject to the rise of Renaissance art, but it did not develop properly, i.e., it was too encyclopedic. I self-nominated for speedy deletion and transferred the information to my personal research page.
  • Hallett, Steve author The Efficiency Trap & co-author Life Without Oil
  • A History of Interest Rates by Sidney Homer
  • Hobson, John A. In-progress "The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" (10) "The Morals of Economic Irrationalism" (10)
  • Hoover, John (consultant) How to Work for an Idiot, Unleashing Leadership, The Art of Constructive Confrontation, Bullwinkle on Business...
  • Insect Removed REDIRECT to the "Arthropod" article & Initiated "Insect" with (35) majority from existing Wkq articles; in-progress
  • Jackson, Ketanji Brown United States District Judge who ruled on "Committee on the Judiary, United States House of Representatives, Plaintiff, v. Donald F. McGahn II" in-progress
  • Jesus or Christianity A Study in Contrasts by Kirby Page was transferred for safe-keeping after the article was removed from for possible Possible Copyright Infringement by Collingwood, even though the entire book, Jesus or Christianity is available for download at the Internet Archive. The entire book is also available for purchase in print from publishers (e.g. BiblioBazaar, 2011 as a "reproduction of a book published before 1923") not holding the current copyright. Currently checking into copyright, originally held by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. Sent a letter to Doubleday and e-mails to various other publishers inquiring as to current copyright holder. No response yet from Doubleday.
  • Kandel, Eric neuropsychiatrist, In Search of Memory in-progress
  • Kelsey, Morton Episcopal priest, Jungian therapist, counselor and religious writer
  • Kern, Ken architect/author The Owner Built Home in-progress
  • Laughlin, Robert B. - This article was later deleted by myself after I notified Dr. Laughlin and discussed the quoted materials. However, Wikiquote log indicates InvisibleSun deleted the article.
  • Napier, John mathematician/theologian, inventor of logarithms, in-progress
  • Number Eliminated #REDIRECT to "Number theory" & INITIATED an actual article under "Number" heading. In-progress
  • Page, Kirby with quotes from Something More, The Sword or the Cross, "What is War?" An American Peace Policy, The Personality of Jesus, Individualism and Socialism, Property & Now is the Time to Prevent a Third World War
  • Peckham, John Archbishop of Canterbury (1279–1292) & authored Perspectiva Communis, a standard optics reference through the 17th century
  • Torroja, Eduardo Spanish structural engineer & concrete shell pioneer; in progress
  • Zuckmayer, Carl German playwright & memoirist (A Part of Myself) in-progress

Wikiquotes to be initiated/expanded

  • Lindsay, Robert Bruce
  • Whitrow, Gerald James author: The Structure and Evolution of the Universe: An Introduction to Cosmology (1949) & "Why Space Has Three Dimensions" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 6, no. 21 (1955)

Wikiquote Stubs expanded

removed {scientist-stub} tags
  • Airy, George Biddell added section "Popular Astronomy: A Series of Lectures Delivered at Ipswich (1868)" with (11); added section "Quotes about Airy" with subsections 1) "Sketch of Sir G. B. Airy (1873)" (10) with AiryGBPopSciMnthlyMay1873Vol3No1.jpg & 2) "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy (1896)" (17) with AiryGBNatureV18Oct1878CHJeens.jpg.
  • Guth, Alan expanded 3 quote article to 23+, added sections "The Early Universe (2012)" & "Quotes about Guth"
  • Herschel, William expanded 5 quote article to 36+, adding sections "Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1881)" "Caroline Herschel, Memoir and correspondence of Caroline Herschel (1879)" & "Edward Singleton Holden, Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1881)"
  • Hertz, Heinrich in-progress; expanded & removed Removed physicist-stub tag; added section "Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity Through Space (1893)" & 9,000 quotes volume
  • Huygens, Christiaan extended Introduction; added section "Cosmotheoros (1695)" with (7); & section "Quotes about" with (8)
  • Landau, Edmund added (5) to main section & added section "Quotes about" with (8) in-progress
  • Maupertuis, Pierre Louis expanded from (1) quote article to (26): added sections "Accord de différentes loix de la nature qui avoient jusqu’ici paru incompatibles (1744)" with (8) + image; "Les Loix du Mouvement et du Repos, déduites d'un Principe Métaphysique (1746)" with (13); "Quotes about Maupertuis" with (2); in-progress
  • Pearson, Karl added section "Quotes" with subsection "The Grammar of Science (1900)" with (14) + (2) quotes about + Image:Karl Pearson, 1912.jpg In-progress
  • Riemann, Bernhard was not tagged as a Stub, but it had only "Quotes about.." section with (1) quote prior to adding "Quotes" section with (35+) under "Gesammelte Mathematische Werke (1876)" and more under "Quotes about.." in-progress
  • Rittenhouse, David expanded 1 quote article to 14; added section "Quotes about Rittenhouse" with subsection "The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States (1890)"
  • Sarton, George expanded 2 quote article to include A History of Science with Vol.1 and 2 headers and 29 quotes
  • Smith, Henry John Stephen added 2 Images, 3 new sections including 14 quotes & extended existing quotes with source links; in-progress
  • Thomson, J. J. added "Quotes about" section with (8) & added (3) under "Sourced"
  • Uncertainty principle removed tag after expanding article (10 quotes, 7 External links, expanded Intro... in-progress)
  • Unified field theory expanded 2 quotes to 13; added "See also" section & external link + in-progress
  • Weyl, Hermann expanded 1 quoted article to 27+, adding sections "Space—Time—Matter (1952)" & "Quotes about Weyl"
  • Wilczek, Frank expanded 5-quote article to 40+ with book & article subsections
  • Witten, Edward expanded 1 quote article to 28+ and added section "Quotes about Witten"

Wikiquotes contributed to

  • Acton, Lord added "Quotes about Acton" with subsections: "Introductory Memoir, Letters of Lord Acton.." + "Introduction, The History of Freedom.." & appended quotes to "The History of Freedom in Antiquity (1877)"
  • Albert, Prince Consort quoting the Inaugural Address of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations (1851)
  • Archimedes added sections "On Spirals (225 B.C.)" (2), "On the Equilibrium of Planes" (7), "The Method of Mechanical Theorems" (7); and under "About Archmedes" Heath's note that the sphere's volume was found prior to the surface... order of propositions do not necessarily follow that of discovery.
  • Art Sorted by author instead of by quote; added Tolstoy & John Dewey Quotes/Links;Nietzsche (7); Erich Fromm, The Sane Society; R.H. Tawney, The Acquisitive Society; Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (3); T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent + Aldington in "Quotes about Eliot"
  • Bacon, Roger Quotes from Perry, Crombie, McKeon, Kline; Quotes about from Bridges, Lewes, Priestley, Stevenson, White & Thompson; added diagram of the eye image
  • Blanchard, Samuel Laman added section "Sketches from life (1846)" with a multitude of quotes; also section "Quotes about Blanchard" with Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Memoire
  • Buddha, Gautama added: Anguttara Nikaya - The Heart; Samyutta Nikaya - Soma and Mara, Bamboo Acrobats; The Gospel of Buddha - Ch. 58 The Buddha Replies to the Deva
  • Campbell, Joseph added 7 quotes from the Introduction by Bill Moyers to the Power of Myth section. These entries were then moved to the section "Quotes About Campbell" by Kalki, and probably rightly so. He also linked many common words in the quotes to Wikiquote articles and bolded relevant portions of the text. Under the section The Hero with a Thousand Faces, entered the following number of quotes: Ch.1 (4 & split/added to existing quote), Ch.2 (6), Ch.3 (1)
  • Cavendish, Henry added section Quotes about Cavindish quoting Biot & several from Wilson
  • Conservatism: (4) quotes from Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class
  • Democritus: added section "Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907)" Tr. Charles Montague Bakewell with (56) quotes.
  • Eliot, T. S. added Art/Order quote+ to "Tradition and the Individual Talent (1919)" and Richard Aldington in "Quotes about Eliot"
  • Galilei, Galileo added Letter (1624) to Francesco Ingoli (1578-1649), Letters to Giovanni Battista Baliani (1582-1666), Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632); later compared "men who... extol... inalterability" to Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed "If man were never subject to change... could be no generation... would be one single being"
  • Gamow, George Dysan quote on Rutherford's dependence on the Gamow factor & friendship; under "Quotes about"
  • Gauss, Carl Friedrich (3) General Investigations of Curved Surfaces of 1827 and 1825; (3)Theory of the Motion of the Heavenly Bodies moving about the Sun in Conic Sections
  • Greene, Brian Elegant Universe on Superstring theory; added "Quotes about" section with (2) from Dyson
  • Hamming, Richard added sections Methods of Mathematics Applied to Calculus, Probability, and Statistics (1985) w/38 & The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn (1991) w/32
  • Herder, Johann Gottfried added section "Quotes about Herder" with White quote + evolution related quotes in section "Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit (1784-91)"
  • Hobbes, Thomas added section "Quotes about Hobbes" with quotes from Christopher Hitchens & H. L. Mencken
  • Infinity initiated extensive quotes by Aristotle (~25), also initiated quotes by Thomas Aquinas (1), David Hume (1), Morris Kline (10), Leibniz (2), Blaise Pascal (8).
  • Jeffers, Robinson The Double Axe and Other Poems (1977): "the earth Will scratch herself and smile and rub off humanity, Vast is the night. How you have grown... how tall!" + Dyson's "he was no scientist, but expressed the scientist's vision" under "Quotes about"
  • Jesus (2) Dyson's The Scientist As Rebel & (2) Page's Jesus or Christianity both under "Quotes about... 20th Century"
  • Jevons, William Stanley added sections "The Substitution of Similars, The True Principles of Reasoning (1869)" (3); "Quotes about Jevons" (1); The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method (1874) Vol. 1 (4)
  • Lanier, Jaron expanded single quote article: added section "One Half of a Manifesto," The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003) with (12)
  • Leibniz, Gottfried added link to compare his "best of all possible worlds" to Maimonides' (Guide for the Perplexed) "Whatever is formed of matter receives the most perfect form possible in that species of matter." Added section Quotes about Leibniz with 3 from Russell's History of Philosophy & William letter to Jacob Herschel.
  • Liberalism: (3) quotes from Locke's Thoughts Concerning Education & expanded Intro to include historical usage of the term liberal
  • Luther, Martin added section "Quotes about Luther" with quotes from Page's Jesus or Christianity & White's The Warfare of Science
  • Newton, Isaac Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John (1733)
  • Oppenheimer, Robert added (3) Freeman Dyson, The Scientist As Rebel quotes under "Quotes about Oppenheimer"
  • Piaget, Jean added The Moral Judgment of the Child (1932) with extensive quotes (in progess)
  • Peirce, Charles Sanders added section The Law of Mind (1891) Note: I started a new article with wrong spelling "Pierce," my entries were transferred to the correct article "Peirce" by InvisibleSun
  • Politics Art, Equality, freedom, liberty, and rights, Campaign Finance, War, Military & Peace, War Iraq; Voting & Participation; International Affairs, United Nations & World Government
  • Priestley, Joseph added to "Quotes about Priestley" & "An History of the Corruptions of Christianity (1782)"
  • Quotations Hugh Walker; Edgar Allan Poe; Arthur Thomas Malkin; W. Blackwood; Samuel L. Blanchard
  • Qur'an: added Maulana Muhammad Ali translation sections: The Opening, The Cow, The Family Amran, The Women, The Food, The Cattle, The Elevated Places, Voluntary Gifts, The Immunity, Jonah & Hud.
  • Reason Epictetus, "Golden Sayings" #'s 81,101; David Hume, "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" (13); Zeno of Citium, as quoted in De Natura Deorum by Cicero (1)
  • Sagan, Carl added section "The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006)" with (34)
  • Socrates added the section Phaedo and extensive contributions within it; Epictetus, "Golden Sayings" #64
  • Spinoza, Baruch contributed extensively to Ethics Sections which was later split out to the separate article by UDScott... see Spinoza History Oct 22 - Dec 11 2010.
  • Theology (3) from Dyson's "The Scientist As Rebel"
  • Tolstoy, Leo added sections: A "Letter to a Hindu" (+9,000) and "What is Art?" (+24,000)
  • Treatise on the Gods Initiated section "Treatise on the Gods" under article Mencken, H. L., with quotes from chapters 1,3,4 & 5. UDScott later cut the section from Mencken & transferred it to the new article loction, where work continues.
  • da Vinci, Leonardo added "Quotes about Leonardo" (8) & "XXIX Precepts of the Painter" (10)
  • White, Andrew Dickson added sections "Seven Great Statesmen" and "Autobiography" with relevant quotes. Moved History of the Warfare of Science/Theology (initiated by me) to separate article.
  • Young, Thomas (scientist) expanded 2-quote {{scientist-stub}} to 13, with added sections "Outlines of Experiments and Inquiries Respecting Sound and Light" (1800)" (3); "An Introduction to Medical Literature, Including a System of Practical Nosology (1823)" (2); & "Quotes about Young" with subsection "Life of Thomas Young (1855)" by Peacock (4)... In-progress

Wikiquotes: minor contributions

  • Beauty quoted David Hume, "Enquiry... Human Understanding"
  • Pythagoras: Simon Singh (1) "Fermat's Last Theorem;" Davis & Hersh (1) from "The Mathematical Experience"
  • Simon Singh: quote about Pythagoras in "Fermat's Last Theorem"