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Apr

2012

Quotes Sa to Sz

  William Saroyan

 

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.


  John Ralston Saul
Writer
b. 1947

 

Dictionary: Opinion presented as truth in alphabetical order.


  Albert Schweitzer
Philosopher, Physician, Musician, Nobel Laureate
1875-1965

 

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit


  John R. Searle
Philosophy Professor
b. 1932

 

Because we don't understand the brain very well, we're constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it.

 

In my childhood we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard. (What else could it be?)

 

And I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system.

 

Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electromagnetic systems.

 

Leibniz compared it to a mill,

 

and now, obviously,the metaphor is the digital computer.


  George Bernard Shaw
Writer, Nobel Laureate
1856-1950

 

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.


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