******************************************** 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 that Life."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
"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 view."
"The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well."
"Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost."
"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 live for."
(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 life."
(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."
(Jane Addams) [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 Wendler]
"WYTIWYG - What You Test Is What You Get"
(Unknown) [From a talk given by Alan Schoenfeld]
"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 exercise."
"So much reform, so little change."
(Charles M.Payne, Univ. of Chicago)
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph."
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
"Smileeven if it's just to annoy someone."
"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
"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 Lemberg]
"Why wash bath towels if we're clean when we use them?"
(Unknown) [From a blog by Bill Henk]
"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 sees results."
"So many languages in the world, and a smile speaks them all"
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler."
"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 Henk]
------------------------ Q: How does a mathematician induce good behavior in her children?
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 pint...
"I understand", says the bartender - and pours two pints. ------------------------- 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 opportunities 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
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