The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
- Jim Rohn 

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves you too full to embrace the present.
- Jan Glidewell

"Alone we can do so little;

together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller

"Imagination is everything. It is the
preview of life's coming attractions"
- Albert Einstein

Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers
- Isaac Asimov

There is no beginning of the infinite, for in that case it would have an end. 
But it is without beginning and indestructible, as being a sort of first principle; for it is necessary that whatever comes into existence should have an end, and there is a conclusion of all destruction. 
Wherefore as we say, there is no first principle of this [i.e. the infinite], but it itself seems to be the first principle of all other things and to surround all and to direct all, as they say who think that there are no other causes besides the infinite (such as mind, or friendship), but that it itself is divine; for it is immortal and indestructible, as Anaximandros and most of the physicists say.
- Aristotle on Anaximander (Phys. iii. 4; 203 b 7.)