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James Smithson Quotes and Sayings

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The particle and the planet are subject to the same
laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other.
- James Smithson

It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness,
the high superiority which he holds over the other
animals who inhabit the earth with him,
and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him,
no error without evil.
- James Smithson

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition:
with it we are great,
generous, and true; without it, we are little,
false, and mean.
- Letitia Landon

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

 

It is good a philosopher should remind himself,
now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.
- Ariel Durant

We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence
for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards.
- Arthur E. Waite

Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school,
I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an
anonymous particle of the London I already loved.
- Patrick White

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String theory is an attempt at a deeper description
of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not
as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.
- Edward Witten

The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed,
although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily
more complicated than we had assumed.
- Walther Bothe

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

In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy,
whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground
state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
- Walther Bothe

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand
bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray;
nay,
when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror,
it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.
It is not perfected till it is shared.
- Jane Porter

It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary
particle with a string leads to such a big change in things.
I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.
- Edward Witten

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands,
and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small,
informal, international fraternity.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Spreading out the particle into a string is a step
in the direction of making everything we're familiar with fuzzy.
You enter a completely new world where things aren't
at all what you're used to.
- Edward Witten

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete;
it is an immense sensibility,
a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads
suspended in the chamber of consciousness,
and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
- Henry James

Love is life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Everything is united by it alone.
Love is God, and to die means that I,
a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
- Leo Tolstoy

Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space,
and we may have deformed space in such a way that they
noticed something peculiar -
and they had the ability to investigate it.
- Dwight Schultz

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.
- Ralph Archbold

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
- Edward Appleton

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

If you can give your child only one gift,
let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

I set very high standards for myself and worked every
game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were
the seventh game of a World Series.
- Jim Evans

Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood.
It's more about Larry's weaknesses.
- Kevin Nealon

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic
enthusiasm and good faith.
- Herbert Croly

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
- Samuel Ullman

Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm
of an inspired moment were put to personal test.
- Herb Elliott

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression,
and then by renewed enthusiasm.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often.
Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm.
- Knute Rockne

I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside,
and then eventually delivered a piece of work that
people responded to with huge enthusiasm.
- Trevor Nunn

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups
are all asking for changes,
but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears
when it affects the core of their own interests.
- Angela Merkel

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world,
that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour

But by reading them again and again finally I was able
to grasp the essential part.
What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me!
I wept for joy.
- Ho Chi Minh

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the
imagination has got the better of the judgment.
- William Warburton

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.
- Stefan Zweig

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity,
and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
- Alistair Cooke

It came as a surprise to find that a professional society
and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing,
and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.
- Lawrence R. Klein

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
- Charlotte Bronte

There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy
to be like enthusiasm in divinity,
and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.
- William Temple

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.
And I will not let anything get in the way of me and
my competitive enthusiasm to win.
- Michael Jordan

The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit.
But we're not apologetic about it.
- Sargent Shriver

I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or
the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Robert Englund

I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
- Brenda Blethyn

Children are a house's enemy.
They don't mean to be - they just can't help it.
It's their enthusiasm, their energy,
their naturally destructive tendencies.
- Delia Ephron

The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was
founded and directed by Tom Pollard,
an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
- Peter Agre

Today is life - the only life you are sure of.
Make the most of today. Get interested in something.
Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby.
Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.
Live today with gusto.
- Dale Carnegie

It cannot take decades to resurrect,
we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild.
- Alan Autry

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
- Bryant H. McGill

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand.
It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
- W. Clement Stone

I think the American people have been surprised by
the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics.
- Duncan Hunter

Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.
- William Howard Taft

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
- Walter Chrysler

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately
captures everyone's interest.
- Paul J. Meyer


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