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Charles Edison Quotes and Sayings

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In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle;
in politics it seems not merely normal,
but natural.
- Charles Edison

I want to say here and now, that I demand unshakable
integrity of every State employee.
- Charles Edison

I would rather be respected than elected.
- Charles Edison

In view of our public pledges, we public officials
can never again go before the public merely promising election reform.
The time for promises is past.
- Charles Edison

 

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles.
I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
- Charles Edison

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must
and shall be solved by courageous leadership.
- Charles Edison

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and
tell you that if you elect me you will have elected
a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
- Charles Edison

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I want to make this perfectly clear:
you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience.
- Charles Edison

A new constitution should be more amendable.
A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered
to produce an arrangement that would be simple,
responsible, and less awkward.
- Charles Edison

Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.
- Charles Edison

It is necessary to take an active part in politics
to observe how often the welfare of the party organization
is put before the issues,
even before the welfare of the commonwealth.
- Charles Edison

Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.
- Charles Edison

I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering,
especially after the public promises its members made last fall,
and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service.
- Charles Edison

Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments
than dictators are in national governments.
They will arise and prosper, nevertheless,
if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals -
do not constantly oppose them.
- Charles Edison

Any man who takes a job with the idea that it is simply
a springboard for something else is a chump.
His attention will be more on the other things than
on the job at hand and so he will fail.
- Charles Edison

My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a
model for all other states to emulate,
hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down,
the flow of power to the federal government.
- Charles Edison

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay
a foundation to our public policy.
My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office
to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.
- Charles Edison

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

The Web is now philosophical engineering.
Physics and the Web are both about the relationship
between the small and the large.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.
- Max Born

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics,
and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists
whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
- Andrei Sakharov

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world,
and biology describes a local bump.
Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under
the direction of Samuel K. Allison.
- James Cronin

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the
Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working
proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

Yes, I was really good in physics and in math.
- Eva Herzigova

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
- Ernest Rutherford

I continued to study Math and Physics on my own,
but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer,
and after that I never changed my mind.
- Gyorgy Legeti

Physics is experience, arranged in economical order.
- Ernst Mach

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
- John Cameron

Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics.
- Terry Riley

No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the
laws of physics and chemistry.
- Michael Polanyi

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into
physics because of quantum uncertainty,
the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
- Edward Witten

I was the Chair of the first department of medical
physics in a medical school in the U.S.
- John Cameron

I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus.
- Debi Thomas

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
- James Cronin

Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics
believe in the reality of a quantum world,
and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons.
- John Polkinghorne

I do not keep up with the details of particle physics.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important
person in American music.
He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
- Ken Burns

I was always good at math and science and physics.
- Daniel J. Evans

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of
morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology.
- Thomas Cochrane

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn,
and I could not compete with the younger generation.
- Jack Steinberger

While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle
physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell-
Mann,
who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time.
- James Cronin

We live, I think, in the century of science and,
perhaps, even in the century of physics.
- Polykarp Kusch

I like physics.
I think it is the best science out of all three of them,
because generally it's more useful.
You learn about speed and velocity and time,
and that's all clever stuff.
- Tom Felton

Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

Physics is nothing but the ABC's.
Nature is an equation with an unknown,
a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants
to which reason has to add the dots.
- Johann G. Hamann

The development of physics, like the development of any science,
is a continuous one.
- Owen Chamberlain

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with,
that physics has one method, chemistry another,
and biology a third.
- Thomas Huxley

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum
physics without becoming dizzy,
that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

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

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure.
What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics.
It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography.
- Michael Polanyi

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of
physics and write poetry at the same time.
They are in opposition.
- Paul Dirac

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics
these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I'm the son of an everyman.
My father is a teacher.
He teaches physics at a boys' school in Sydney.
- Alex O'Loughlin

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University;
my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.
- Lord Kelvin

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is.
Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
- Niels Bohr

When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S.
and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
- John Cameron

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation
oncology making sure that the desired dose is given
to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
- John Cameron

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics,
and into the age of biology.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Brian and I were both science students.
You know science sort of math and physics side,
you know.
- John Deacon


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