|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Best Beer: A panel of tasters assembled by the Consumer's Union in 1969|
judged Coors and Miller's High Life to be among the very best. Those who
doubt that beer is a serious subject might ponder its effect on American
history. For example, New England's first colonists decided to drop anchor
at Plymouth Rock instead of continuing on to Virginia because, as one of
them put it, "We could not now take time for further consideration, our
victuals being spent and especially our beer."
-- Felton & Fowler's Best, Worst & Most Unusual
|Men take only their needs into consideration -- never their abilities.|
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
|Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts|
to each other without consideration of their relation to experience.
-- Albert Einstein
|Now, if the leaders of the world -- people who are leaders by virtue of |
political, military or financial power, and not necessarily wisdom or
consideration for mankind -- if these leaders manage not to pull us
over the brink into planetary suicide, despite their occasional pompous
suggestions that they may feel obliged to do so, we may survive beyond
-- George Rostky, EE Times, June 20, 1988 p. 45
|Clovis' Consideration of an Atmospheric Anomaly:|
The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated
than by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere,
bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.
|Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for|
counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the
experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth
them; but in new things, abuseth them. The errors of young men are the ruin
of business; but the errors of aged men amount but to this, that more might
have been done, or sooner. Young men, in the conduct and management of
actions, embrace more than they can hold; stir more than they can quiet; fly
to the end, without consideration of the means and degrees; pursue some few
principles which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not how they innovate,
which draws unknown inconveniences; and, that which doubleth all errors, will
not acknowledge or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop
nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,
repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but
content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly, it is good to
compound employments of both ... because the virtues of either age may correct
the defects of both.
-- Francis Bacon, "Essay on Youth and Age"