„I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness.“
— Fakhruddin 'Iraqi Persian philosopher 1213 - 1289
— Diana Peterfreund, Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
„All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten.“
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Context: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned. These are the things you already know:
„Learn every day. Human beings must learn and know. It is only by learning and knowing, that they can raise their ‘level’. People are affected by what their eyes see, what their ears hear and by how they learn.“
— Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945
Extracted from Proverbs Blog https://providencepath.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/jung-myung-seok-learn-every-day/
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
Context: I knew it would soon be the end, so I played the part, you know, the part of — how shall I say, I don’t know.
„When the National Anthem is played, I salute because I am a black man born and raised in the inner city afforded the opportunity for greatness in my own right.“
— Allen West (politician) American politician; retired United States Army officer 1961
— Robert B. Laughlin American physicist 1950
Context: Oklahoma is laid back and rather beautiful, with rolling brown hills not unlike the ones in California. The Pershing missiles, on the other hand, were not beautiful. They were horrible weapons of war — solid-fuel rockets five feet in diameter at the base, long as a moving van, and capable of throwing a tactical nuclear warhead 500 miles. They were launched from trucks and required a team of 10 men to service and fire. The most interesting thing I learned during this time was how small a nuclear warhead was. The nose cone of a Pershing is only about 18 inches in diameter at the base. I had not been interested at all in nuclear weaponry as a student, and so I had never thought through carefully about their "efficiency". It is sobering thought that these missiles were actually deployed in continental Europe in those days and that on at least one occasion, namely the 1973 Arab-Israel war, there was an alert serious enough to leave the commanding officers trembling. On his experiences in the military during his training on how to fire Pershing missiles.
„It is the great glory of the quest for human knowledge that, while making some small contribution to that quest, we can also continue to learn and to take pleasure in learning.“
— William Alfred Fowler American nuclear physicist 1911 - 1995
William A. Fowler's speech at the Nobel Banquet http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1983/fowler-speech.html, December 10, 1983.
„When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.“
— Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984
In Mark Pollman Bottled Wisdom: Over 1,000 Spirited Quotations & Anecdotes http://books.google.com/books?id=fM3CO-2nW7sC&pg=PA146, Wildstone Media, 1 January 1998, p. 146,