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Bruno Rossi Quotes and Sayings

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An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment.
- Bruno Rossi

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new
window into the surrounding world,
I felt the urge to look through this window,
hoping to see something unexpected.
- Bruno Rossi

The initial motivation of the experiment which led
to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the
inexhaustible wealth of nature,
a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
- Bruno Rossi

A feeling that was possibly generated by experiences
in my previous work on cosmic rays;
more likely it was inborn and was the reason why,
as a young man, I went into the field of cosmic rays.
- Bruno Rossi

 

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist
feeling is altogether lacking;
its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our
inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
- Zhuangzi

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

One man's folly is another man's wife.
- Helen Rowland

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

'Tis folly to be wise.
- Thomas Gray

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue?
It is the greatest of all possible evils;
for it is folly,
vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness,
that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.
- James Madison

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice,
and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
- Cyril Connolly

Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
- Robert South

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the
worst for the day when it comes.
- Richard Cecil

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
- John Webster

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

Is there in all the history of human folly a greater
fool than a clergymen in politics?
- Pat Robertson

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
- William Blake

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly,
is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.'
All issues are political issues,
and politics itself is a mass of lies,
evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
- George Orwell

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
- Pliny the Elder

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
- William Blake

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
- Beverly Sills

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor,
but not for their folly.
- Jonathan Swift

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy;
profit from folly rather than participate in it.
- Warren Buffett

There is perhaps no surer mark of folly,
than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
- Henry Fielding

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen,
to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
- Thomas Keneally

My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
- Thomas More

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind.
In search of this, from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for,
the thing before which every ambition of man is folly
and all lower achievement vain.
- Henry Drummond

Public opinion is a compound of folly,
weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling,
obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
- Robert Peel

His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
- Anthony Hope

The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual,
and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline,
we go down without taking notice on't.
- Mary Astell

There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against
the folly of its possessors.
- William Graham Sumner

Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
- William Temple

Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
- Tom Robbins

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron

Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character -
that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she
would cease to be a woman!
- Ernestine Rose

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray,
what charm can soothe her melancholy,
what art can wash her guilt away?
- Oliver Goldsmith

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to
the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Humanity has the stars in its future,
and that future is too important to be lost under the
burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
- Edward Gorey

All men profess honesty as long as they can.
To believe all men honest would be folly.
To believe none so is something worse.
- John Quincy Adams

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
- Publilius Syrus

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he
can be a much more simple person than he is;
he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
- Atom Egoyan

It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
- Richard Whately

At times it is folly to hasten at other times,
to delay.
The wise do everything in its proper time.
- Ovid

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy;
Better than the pain of thinking,
Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus

The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury,
our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whether a party can have much success without a woman
present I must ask others to decide,
but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
- Desiderius Erasmus

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do.
It will compel us to be free from your domination,
and more self-reliant than we have been.
- John H. Reagan

We should never rush into folly just because other
nations are practicing it.
- Leon Kass

To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
- William Samuel Johnson

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly,
better than wise people for their wisdom.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
- Antonin Scalia

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
- Charles Simmons

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly
of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
- Robert Owen

What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once,
and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.
- John Howe

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else,
for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free
confederacy side by side upon this continent.
- John Brough


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