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James Jeans Quotes and Sayings

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The plain fact is that there are no conclusions.
- James Jeans

Life exists in the universe only because the carbon
atom possesses certain exceptional properties.
- James Jeans

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral,
and the cathedral will be more closely packed with
sand than space is with stars.
- James Jeans

From the intrinsic evidence of his creation,
the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.
- James Jeans

 

To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
- James Jeans

The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.
- James Jeans

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

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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure,
especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone,
it's just plain foolish not to take it.
- Mink Stole

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
- Maria Edgeworth

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown
pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
- Ted Shawn

I might show facts as plain as day: but,
since your eyes are blind, you'd say,
'Where? What?' and turn away.
- Christina G. Rossetti

Many openly show discontentment with their looks,
but few with their intelligence.
I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
- Bryant H. McGill

Too many people, because they were white and poor,
black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics,
have felt they had no voice in our government.
- Mark Sanford

In New York I was always offered the hot,
sexy roles.
But in L.A.
I was offered the plain, dowdy roles.
It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.
- Bebe Neuwirth

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
- Samuel Adams

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance
can often direct a person's life;
things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
- Penelope Lively

It's plain hokum.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
It's an old political trick.
But this time it won't work.
- Harry S. Truman

The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea
that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
- Howard Dean

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight
to a girl who has been looking plain for the first
fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen

Let's face it, there are no plain women on television.
- Anna Ford

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain,
that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows,
than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
- Oliver Cromwell

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain,
beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to
his journey's end than by-ways,
in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.
- Quintus Ennius

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it,
and writing about it.
But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
- Bill Hybels

I would have thought he would be there out of just plain curiosity.
It was incredible that he was missing.
- James Kirkwood

I am just a plain Jew; I mean have no training.
- Bebe Neuwirth

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues,
you find out it's music of just plain people.
- Brownie McGhee

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
- Christine Lavin

Like every aspect of cancer I've weathered thus far,
today's experience was not at all demoralizing,
expensive or humiliating.
No, it was just plain fun.
- April Winchell

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has
been exhibited against them.
They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
- Robert Walpole

C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C,
but I bet C will still be around.
- Dennis Ritchie

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France,
I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the
plain truths contained in these pages.
- Edmond About

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

Flying might not be all plain sailing,
but the fun of it is worth the price.
- Amelia Earhart

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the
whole question of standards and leadership because
of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt

It'll come to you in a month in a plain brown wrapper with no return address.
- Gene Rayburn

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language;
the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
- Henry B. Adams

Hating people because of their color is wrong.
And it doesn't matter which color does the hating.
It's just plain wrong.
- Muhammad Ali

We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers -
will take this opportunity of coming together and working
out the National programme.
- Eamon de Valera

You can't just plain die.
You got to do it by the book.
- Richard McKenna

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because
we have not tried hard enough for our best.
We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed,
and many things are made plain to us.
- Maude Adams

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey;
it is capricious,
bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
- Barbara Tuchman

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign
of trouble when things can no longer be called by their
right names and described in plain,
forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch

It is my opinion that time brings all things to fruition;
by time all things are made plain; time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her
cards as carefully as if she were plain.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The older I get, the more I seek to use a plain prose style,
concentrating more on story.
- John Scott

In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing'
- Ross Perot

It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours
was to be a literary partnership.
- Mary A. Ward

Keep your private life private.
Be open to suggestions from different people.
And just be nice.
I have heard stories about people who are just plain
rude to the press or fans.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
- Gerrit Smith

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts,
so that you may bring into plain view the precious
thing at the center of the mass.
- Robert Collier

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation,
and for some men it is quite as difficult to record
an observation in brief and plain language.
- William Osler

If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
- Anton Chekhov


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