|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)
||by Linux fortune
|A certain amount of opposition is a help, not a hindrance. Kites rise|
against the wind, not with it.
|Fudd's First Law of Opposition:|
Push something hard enough and it will fall over.
A wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also
free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpindicular to
each other and the axis of spin so that a rotation of one of the
two mutually perpendicular axes results from application of
torque to the other when the wheel is spinning and so that the
entire apparatus offers considerable opposition depending on
the angular momentum to any torque that would change the direction
of the axis of spin.
-- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary
|Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.|
-- Albert Einstein
They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they
also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
-- Carl Sagan
|SMOKING IS NOW ALLOWED !!!|
Anyone wishing to smoke, however, must file, in triplicate, the
U.S. government Environmental Impact Narrative Statement (EINS),
describing in detail the type of combustion proposed, impact on
the environment, and anticipated opposition. Statements must be
filed 30 days in advance.
|"You know why there are so few sophisticated computer terrorists in the United|
States? Because your hackers have so much mobility into the establishment.
Here, there is no such mobility. If you have the slightest bit of intellectual
integrity you cannot support the government.... That's why the best computer
minds belong to the opposition."
- an anonymous member of the outlawed Polish trade union, Solidarity
|...It is sad to find him belaboring the science community for its united|
opposition to ignorant creationists who want teachers and textbooks to
give equal time to crank arguments that have advanced not a step beyond
the flyblown rhetoric of Bishop Wilberforce and William Jennings Bryan.
- Martin Gardner, "Irving Kristol and the Facts of Life",
The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. XII No. 2, ppg. 128-131
|"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."|
-- Woody Allen