Monday, December 19, 2011

Words of wisdom

"As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age: first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death." (Cicero)

"When an old and distinguished person speaks to you, listen to him carefully and with respect... but do not believe him. Never put your trust into anything but your own intellect. Your elder, no matter whether he has gray hair or has lost his hair, no matter whether he is a Nobel laureate... may be wrong. The world progresses, year by year, century by century, as the members of the younger generation find out what was wrong among the things that their elders said. So you must always be skeptical ... always think for yourself." (Linus Pauling)

"I am not a cheese!" (MacThomson)

1 comment:

Mr.Wilson said...

Love it!