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Of course, relative citation frequencies are no ...
by Abraham Pais

Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance.
Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental
that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
- Abraham Pais

One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was,
don't know anything you don't need to know,
because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you.
- Abraham Pais

I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation,
until I came to the point when I could not write another word,
not even the next letter.
I went to bed.
Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again.
- Abraham Pais

One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things,
is how to think.
There was nothing else to do.
I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest.
All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot.
- Abraham Pais

 

The rule of the game was never assume that anybody,
however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture.
If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason,
I should move.
- Abraham Pais

Once I even took the train to Utrecht,
forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star,
this star which I still have.
Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends.
I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.
- Abraham Pais

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hold my course with focused attention
and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you,
unless of course I can't find you, or if I forget.
- the movie Shrek 2

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

I do like to shock and surprise people.
When it's all in good fun, of course.
- Ruth Warrick

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

With whom do you argue? With a woman,
of course.
Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you.
Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?
- Marcello Mastroianni

Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your
mind rather than your flesh creep.
- Cliff Fadiman

All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course,
all rivers go down to the ocean and drown.
And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them;
he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
- Euripides

If there is any country on earth where the course of
true love may be expected to run smooth,
it is America.
- Harriet Martineau

I am definitely going to take a course on time management...
just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.
- Louis E. Boone

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch
who delights in nursing it in his bosom.
- Giacomo Casanova

Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games
and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.
- Arsene Wenger

I think one of the important things that's happened
in the course of the century is that life expectancy has doubled.
- Ron Chernow

But when I record my next studio album,
of course I'll do the lead vocals.
- Lita Ford

And of course we are familiar with the English common
law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use
a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
- Patricia Ireland

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Over the course of those 12 episodes we discarded what
didn't work and kept what did and that refined it.
- Dave Rowntree

Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe
in the hereafter? Of course I do.
I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too,
because of the solace.
- Studs Terkel

I am, of course, aware that the ultimate solution is
the ownership and control of the means of life by the whole of the people;
but we are not at that stage of development as yet.
- James Larkin


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