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minnie30567746 11-21-2005 03:18 PM

Quotes
 
This is for quotes, too, so I'll start with one of my past sigs.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. That was from Santayana. Does anyone know what it is saying?

Mad Scientist 11-22-2005 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minnie30567746
This is for quotes, too, so I'll start with one of my past sigs.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. That was from Santayana. Does anyone know what it is saying?

I gather that the only way to avoid making the same mistakes is to learn from them? :)

minnie30567746 11-23-2005 02:36 AM

Yes
 
It means that, say if you burned your hand on a stove while you were young, you may or may not have learned from history. If you had, you wouldn't touch it again. If you had, you might have touched it after the first time. How about my sig right now?

BroadwayBaby 11-23-2005 02:26 PM

I know this doesn't have to do w/ science, but what would science be if we couldn't read!

"Reading maketh the full man" Francis Bacon

minnie30567746 11-24-2005 08:03 PM

Hmmm
 
We would have only one way to figure out the results of projects, actually, two. We could talk, or we would have to do it for ourselves. Very thought provoking, BB.:)

BroadwayBaby 11-25-2005 10:37 AM

Thank you Minnie *** BB Ponders Quote ***

minnie30567746 11-26-2005 05:48 AM

Well
 
my sig was, If you can't remember the pain in life, you won't feel the pleasure of living.

wisteria 11-27-2005 03:21 AM

this may be interesting...
My mum got this from work...

The most destructive habit...worry
The greatest joy...giving
The greatest loss...loss of self respect

The most satisfying work...helping others
The ugliest personality trait...selfishness
The most endangered species...dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource...our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"...encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome... fear

The most effective sleeping pill...peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease...excuses
The most powerful force in life...love

The most dangerous pariah...a gossiper
The world's most incredible computer...the brain
The worst thing to be without...hope

The deadliest weapon...the tongue
The two most power-filled words..."I can"
The greatest asset...faith

The most worthless emotion...self-pity
The most beautiful attire... SMILE!
The most prized possession...integrity

The most powerful channel of communication...prayer
The most contagious spirit...enthusiasm

what do you think? well I'm using some section for my sig as It was over 500 words max! :mad:

wisteria 11-27-2005 03:28 AM

adding
 
here are some of my fav quotes:

"things happen for a reason"
"with out war we cannot appreciate peace"
"All's well that ends well"
"You are whyou eat"
"Let them eat cake"
"start early and finish early"
"forget the past and continue..."
"What you put in is what you recieve"

what do you think?

more to come...

minnie30567746 11-27-2005 10:27 AM

Let them eat cake!
 
Haha! I know that one from French. But that is a good list. It makes you think.


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