Albert Says…

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

 

Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.

 

The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking … the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I would have become a watchmaker. (1945)  (This is my favorite quote.)

 

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

 

 A little knowledge is dangerous. So is a lot.

 

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds…

 

Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them.

 

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. (I feel this goes for poeple as well.)

 

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

 

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

 

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.

 

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

 Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. 

 

40 responses

23 04 2008
ohcysp

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
– Pablo Picasso

24 04 2008
ohcysp

Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
– John le Carre

25 04 2008
ohcysp

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
– Victor Hugo

29 04 2008
ohcysp

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.
-Charles M. Schulz

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I’m in the wrong building.
-Charles M. Schulz

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
-Charles M. Schulz

No problem is so formidable that you can’t walk away from it.
-Charles M. Schulz

There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
-Charles M. Schulz

That’s the secret to life… replace one worry with another….
-Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in “Peanuts”

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.
-Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in “Peanuts”

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”
Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”
-Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in “Peanuts”

5 05 2008
Beaucifer

He who will not economize will have to agonize.
– Confucius

7 05 2008
Beaucifer

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

8 05 2008
Beaucifer

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
– Garrison Keillor

14 05 2008
Beaucifer

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
– Douglas Adams (Author of my favorite childhood book “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”)

20 05 2008
Beaucifer

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
– Johnny Carson

20 05 2008
Beaucifer

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
– Confucius

22 05 2008
Evil Wife

Everyone has their weaknesses. Some people smoke. I collect stuffed penguins. If you won’t tell, I won’t.

Laurall Hamilon /Anita Blake

23 05 2008
Beaucifer

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
– Kurt Vonnegut

28 05 2008
Beaucifer

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
– Groucho Marx

29 05 2008
Beaucifer

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
– Ghandhi

30 05 2008
Beaucifer

There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.
– Stephen Colbert

3 06 2008
Beaucifer

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
– Confucius

3 06 2008
Beaucifer

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
– Evan Esar

5 06 2008
Beaucifer

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

5 06 2008
Beaucifer

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
– Ghandhi

10 06 2008
Beaucifer

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
– Bertrand Russell

11 06 2008
Beaucifer

If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
– Confucius

12 06 2008
Beaucifer

Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.
– Darby Conley

16 06 2008
Beaucifer

I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that last forever.
-Andy Warhol

20 06 2008
Beaucifer

We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us.
– George Eliot

23 06 2008
Beaucifer

As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
– William James

26 06 2008
Beaucifer

I’m kind of jealous of the life I’m supposedly leading.
– Zach Braff

26 06 2008
Beaucifer

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
– Ghandhi

29 06 2008
Beaucifer

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
– Marlene Dietrich

30 06 2008
Beaucifer

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
– Douglas Adams

2 07 2008
Beaucifer

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
– Jim Morrison

22 07 2008
Beaucifer

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what’s really going on to be scared.
– PJ Plauger

7 08 2008
Evil Wife

I want to be the unwobbling pivot of an ever revolving universe. I want to be still.

Charlie when asked what he wants, in the T.V. series Life

8 09 2008
Beaucifer

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
– George Carlin

16 10 2008
Beaucifer

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
– Ellen Goodman

10 11 2008
Beaucifer

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
– George F. Will

9 12 2008
Beaucifer

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
– George Bernard Shaw

19 12 2008
Beaucifer

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
– John F. Kennedy

30 12 2008
Beaucifer

If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.
– Jimmy Buffett

20 01 2009
Beaucifer

Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came…

-Abraham Lincoln

15 05 2009
Beaucifer

My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.
–Life, The Universe and Everything -Douglas Adams

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
–Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Douglas Adams

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