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Friday, September 17th, 2010, 07:14 AM
"You each have something divine in your soul, namely Reason and Memory and a discerning will to make choices in life." --Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons.

Post some quotes.

Mouse Shadow
Friday, September 17th, 2010, 10:29 AM
From one of the coolest people ever to have lived on Earth.... Sir Isaac Newton

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.

Friday, September 17th, 2010, 06:04 PM
The following quotes are borrowed from Chaucer and rendered in the their original Mid-Anglisch:

1. "Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe".
2. "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, the' assay so hard, so sharpe the conqueryinge".
3. "And gladly wold he lerne and gladly teche".
4. "Tyme and Tyde wait not fur Man".

Friday, September 17th, 2010, 06:42 PM
G a wyrd swa hio scel! - Unkown Author, Beowulf.

(Translation: Fate goes ever as she shall!)