These "sayings," as with earlier ones, come from a wide
range of sources: email signatures, books, bulletin boards, the web,
recipients of the distribution list and some for which the source is
unknown to me.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human
stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it
"I have just got a new theory of eternity."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius
has its limits."
"Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind
of bad training."
"A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can
prove that you don't need it."
"A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along
with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his
superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of
"The only normal people are the one's you don't know very
"Children usually do not blame themselves for getting
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't
happen at once."
"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to
(Viktor E. Frankl)
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are
challenged to change ourselves."
(Viktor E. Frankl)
"If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your
(Dave Snead, Illinois State Police Trooper)
[Seen in local newspaper]
"Don't believe everything you think."
(Unknown) [Epistemological bumper
sticker seen in Berkeley, California]
"...for what is a share of a man worth? If he does not
contain the quality of integrity, he is worthless. If he does,
he is priceless. The value is either nothing or is infinite."
( Elbert Tuttle, Chief Judge of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit) [From
Walter V Wendler]
"I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of
those you dislike?"
"What's another word for thesaurus?"
"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat
new kind of religion."
"If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with
a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook."
"The good we secure for ourselves is
precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and
incorporated into our common life."
[From the signature of Laura Dreuth Zeman]
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a
single experiment can prove me wrong."
Some say freedom means the right to vote. However, If you
can vote, but can't afford food, health care, lodging, and
transportation, your are not really free.
(George Alland) [Email
February 3, 2013,]
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you
spend your money and I'll tell you what they are."
(James W. Frick) [From Walter V
"WYTIWYG - What You Test
Is What You Get"
(Unknown) [From a talk given by
"Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men
believe in cause and effect."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"The great question that has never been answered, and which
I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of
research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'
"We may not be able to prepare the future for our children,
but we can at least prepare our children for the future."
(Franklin D. Roosevelt)
"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good
"So much reform, so little change."
(Charles M.Payne, Univ. of Chicago)
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your
"Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with
"SmileŠeven if it's just to annoy someone."
"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to
"It is hard to interest those who have everything in those
who have nothing."
"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now
and then she stops to breathe."
(Jimmy Durante) [From Sandy
"Why wash bath towels if we're clean when we use
(Unknown) [From a blog by Bill
"Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to
speak, pawned a part of their narcissism."
"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately
"So many languages in the world, and a smile speaks them
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not
"College isn't the place to go for ideas."
"You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one."
"Shouldn't "abbreviated" be a short word?"
(Unknown) [From a blog by Bill
Q: How does a mathematician induce good behavior in her
A: `I've told you n times, I've told you n+1 times
An infinite crowd of mathematicians enters a bar. The first one
orders a pint, the second one a half pint, the third one a quarter
"I understand", says the bartender - and pours two
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a
jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!
Q: What does the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!
Real leadership liberates, never limits: It unleashes people to
work with passion. Effective universities recognize that strength in
academic programs exists on the ground, with engaged faculty, staff,
and students working towards common university goals.
Good managers empower their employees to do well by giving
opportunities to excel; bad managers disempower their employees by
hoarding those opportunitiesŠ Micromanagement restricts the ability
of micromanaged people to develop and grow, and it also limits what
the micromanager's team can achieve, because everything has to go
through him or her.
(Walter V Wendler, walterwendler.com, Carbondale, IL 62901
Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244