The Monday Morning Quote #479

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

Stephen Hawking


The Monday Morning Quote #478

“I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship.

I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind”

George Bernard Shaw


The Monday Morning Quote #477

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”





“This confirmed my long held suspicion that many people use spreadsheets as an alternative to thinking.”

The Monday Morning Quote #476

“If it does not pay to do an act once, it will not pay to do it twice,

thrice, or at all.”

Paul Samuelson

The Monday Morning Quote #475

“a good tailor and a good accountant can hide a multitude of sins“.




impact is not easily measurable on short time scales

“There is currently pressure on academics to demonstrate the immediate impact of their research on society. It is perhaps worth reflecting that impact is not easily measurable on short time scales. Hawking’s was truly blue-sky research – and yet it has fascinated millions, attracting many into scientific careers. His academic legacy is not just the remarkable science he produced, but the generations of minds he shaped.”

Marika Taylor writing about Stephen Hawking in The Conversation



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