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Abraham Pais Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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 can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

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Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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