இன்று படித்த சில அழகான முத்துக்கள்.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be
understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before.
But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Like the ski resort full of girls hunting for husbands
and husbands hunting for girls, the situation is not as
symmetrical as it might seem.
Never express yourself more clearly than you think.
To guess what to keep and what to throw away takes considerable
skill. Actually it is probably merely a matter of luck, but it
looks as if it takes considerable skill.
Richard Feynman, 1965
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for
the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Charles Caleb Colton, 1825
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected
questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk
in a road, according to the notions and prejudices of their
John Locke, 1693
I do hate sums. There is no greater mistake than to call
arithmetic an exact science. There are hidden laws of number
which it requires a mind like mine to perceive. For instance,
if you add a sum from the bottom up, and then again from the
top down, the result is always different.
Mrs. La Touche, 19th c.
He who serves two masters has to lie to one.
Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in the affirmation
of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
Charles Caleb Colton, 1825
If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not
R. W. Emerson, 1866
The first mark of intelligence, to be sure, is not to start
things; the second mark of intelligence is to pursue to the
end what you have started.
Panchatantra, c. 5th c.
The sole cause of all human misery is the inability of people
to sit quietly in their rooms.
Blaise Pascal, 1670
The shortest path between two truths in the real domain
passes through the complex domain.
Isaac Newton, 1676
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to
the things which I have explained, but also as to those
which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others
the pleasure of discovery.
Rene Descartes, 1637
I see I have made myself a slave to Philosophy, but if I get
free of Mr. Linus's business I will resolutely bid adew to it
eternally, excepting for what I do for my private satisfaction
or leave to come out after me. For I see a man must either
resolve to put out nothing new or to become a slave to defend it.
Isaac Newton, 1677
Of all the communities available to us there is not one that
I would devote myself to, except for the society of true
searchers, which has very few living members at any time.
Albert Einstein, 1949
That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines makes
the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles,
the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that
side on which the angles are less than two right angles.
Euclid, c. 300 B.C.
Your manuscript is both good and original. However, that which
is good is not original, and that which is original is not good.
I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the
time to make it shorter.