Friday, August 28, 2009

Quotes of the Day

A couple of quotes while I catch up on work after spending all day Wednesday reading the last Harry Potter book....

"Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us -- and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along." ~ Carl Sagan

"Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster." ~ William Randolph Hearst

1 comment:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

Sagan had another interesting one that I just recently came across:

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

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