Ken Larsen's web site - My favorite quotes


"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and then throw the bad ones away." Linus Pauling 1901-1994  (won two Nobel prizes)
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." -Socrates 469 BC -399 BC
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."  -John F. Kennedy 1917-1963  (a quote from his 1961 inaugural address)
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." -Charles Caleb Colton
"Brevity is the soul of wit." -William Shakespeare 1564-1616
"There is no virtue to doing things the hard way."
"Discretion is the better part of valor." -proverb  [Be careful and avoid taking unnecessary risks.]
"Act in haste, repent at leisure." -aphorism
"The world is my country, science is my religion." Christiaan Huygens 1629-1695
"Religion is the opium of the masses." -Karl Marx 1818-1883
"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it." -Samuel Clemens 1835-1910 (aka Mark Twain)
"If you're in a hole, stop digging."  -Will Rogers 1879-1935
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - aphorism
"Getting an education at MIT is like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hose."  -fellow student to me when I attended MIT
"You're confusing possibilities with probabilities."  -9 year old Sheldon to his pastor in an episode of Young Sheldon aired on November 9, 2017
"Correlation does not imply causation."  [details]
"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else." Yogi Berra 1925-2015
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."  -Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"I'd rather light a candle (science) than worship the darkness (religion)."  -Ken Larsen June 1, 2011
"When you get to the fork in the road, take it." -Yogi Berra 1925-2015
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." -Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"I intend to live forever, or die trying." -Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you.  He really is an idiot." -Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished." -Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you've got it made." -Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"I'd like to buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth."  -my dad 1907-1995
"Exercise is the best medicine."
"Don't over-egg the pudding."  -If someone "over-eggs a pudding" they spoil it by trying too hard to improve it.


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