End of the year quote

31/12/2013

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”

(Mahatma Gandhi, Young India 1924-1926 (1927), p. 1285.)


End of the year quote

31/12/2012

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth.”

(Mahatma Gandhi, Basic Education (1951), p. 89.)


Quote of the day

21/10/2012

With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.

(Attributed to von Neumann by Enrico Fermi, as quoted by Freeman Dyson in “A meeting with Enrico Fermi” in
Nature 427 (22 January 2004) p. 297)


Quote of the day

09/07/2012

So far, the h particle does indeed walk and quack very much like a Higgs boson.

John Ellis and Tevong You 


Quote of the day

29/07/2011

Wir müssen wissen — wir werden wissen!

David Hilbert

Tr.: We must know — we will know!


Quote of the day

15/05/2011

“Das Wesen der Mathematik liegt in ihrer Freiheit”

Georg Cantor

Tr.: The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom


Quote of the day

01/03/2011

“Science cannot be stopped. Man will gather knowledge no matter what the consequences — and we cannot predict what they will be. Science will go on — whether we are pessimistic, or are optimistic, as I am. I know that great, interesting, and valuable discoveries can be made and will be made… But I know also that still more interesting discoveries will be made that I have not the imagination to describe — and I am awaiting them, full of curiosity and enthusiasm.”

Linus Pauling


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