Category Archives: quotation

Quotation: Albert Einstein

“Play is the highest form of research.”

Quotation: Muhammad (570 – 632)

“The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.”

(Inspiration for Midterm study this weekend.)

Philosopher dish

“Knowledge: the taste is bitter at first, but in the end sweeter than honey. Good health [to the owner].”

Samanid epigraphic bowl. Samarqand. 11th century.

Quotation: Ibn Miskawayh (932 – 1030)

To commemorate the evening on which our PC refuses to boot.

“When a king, for instance, owns in his treasury an object of rare quality or a precious stone, he thereby exposes himself to being afflicted by its loss.”

Quotation: Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

“Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.”

quoted in Boswell’s Life of Johnson

Quotation: H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946)

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

from The Outline of History, vol.2, chapter 41, 1921

Quotation: Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)

On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.