...it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.
John W N Sullivan
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
James Earl Jimmy Carter Jr.
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers.
US Supreme Court
Life goes on within you and without you.
I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J Clinton
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Never underestimate the power of the irate customer.
Joel E Ross
Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change
But hanging on is easy
When you've got a friend to call
When nothings making sense at all
You're not the only one that's afraid of change
Jack (musician) Johnson
Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled.
He who has hope has everything.
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
I think that we have created a new kind of person in a way. We have created a child who will be so exposed to the media that he will be lost to his parents by the time he is 12.