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Benoit Mandelbrot Quotes and Sayings

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For much of my life there was no place where the things
I wanted to investigate were of interest to anyone.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely
important in the ivory tower and the factory.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

I don't seek power and do not run around.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

 

I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

The techniques I developed for studying turbulence,
like weather, also apply to the stock market.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

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There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit.
I find that perfectly acceptable.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D.
were unfashionable, but they are very popular today.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness,
and hotness.
Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure
that on many occasions I was 10,
20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds.
As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth,
but irregularities at a smaller scale.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough
to last for the rest of their lives.
They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Order doesn't come by itself.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in
any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs
the right person in the right place at the right time.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed.
Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market
goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Although computer memory is no longer expensive,
there's always a finite size buffer somewhere.
When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a
message to everybody else,
and the buffer fills.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi 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

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus PHOTO

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding,
mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.
- James Allen

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

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

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who obtains has little.
He who scatters has much.
- Lao Tzu


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