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Richard Courant Quotes and Sayings

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For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will,
the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection.
Its basic elements are logic and intuition,
analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
- Richard Courant

Much reading is an oppression of the mind,
and extinguishes the natural candle,
which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
- William Penn

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

 

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us
the abjection of exercising power,
we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
- Jean Baudrillard

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

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It's a very good thing for students also to be exposed
to people who aren't film students or film scholars
but who work in the world of film.
- Robert Mayer

I think that what we've been able to do is put together
both a good group of scholars and analysts and people
who aggressively want to make the case to the American public.
- John Podesta

We can make mayors and officers every year,
but not scholars.
- Robert Burton

Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
- Peter Jennings

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in
universities outside of the South.
- Carter G. Woodson

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

Some scholars have been arguing that a civilizational
clash between organized religions is the next step in human history.
- Mary Douglas

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century,
and I think there can be little doubt that the Council
on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
- Spencer Abraham

There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars,
upright scholars, cautious scholars,
and those who are merely petty men.
- Xun Zi

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars,
who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
- Wallace Stevens

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars,
nor its great scholars great men.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

My school is attended by near three hundred scholars.
- Joseph Lancaster

I begin by taking.
I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
- Frederick II

Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately
art depends on human nature.
- Steven Pinker

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee.
I became the chairman of this Committee,
and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
- Anatoly Chubais

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one.
Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
- Werner Herzog

Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various
scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
- Frederic William Farrar

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

The humblest painter is a true scholar;
and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
- William Hazlitt

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt
the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups,
the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle
in their effort to peacefully coexist.
- Alcee Hastings

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of
game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another,
and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly
these connections showed,
and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation,
and our job here is to teach and to research and to
create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation
with scholars as well as with political,
intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
- William Kirby

I lived in a region in the northwestern province -
the people there in general have a great love for the Taliban,
so I started to read some of the literature of the
scholars and the history of the movement.
And my heart became attached to them.
- John Walker Lindh

My visit to the United States has also given me the
opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing
close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples,
scholars and businessmen.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

No account of the Renaissance can be complete without
some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian
scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity
with the religion of ancient Greece.
- Walter Pater

America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome
international students at our colleges,
universities, and high schools.
Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps
to keep our economy competitive.
- Norm Coleman

One of the biggest things I understood in a program
like that was that it allowed more young African American
scholars to do field research in the Caribbean and
in Africa than had ever happened before in the history
of the country and since.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

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

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

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

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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


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