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Relativity Quotes

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Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

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When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Einstein was searching for String Theory.
It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics,
but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well.
- Roy H. Williams

In relativity, movement is continuous,
causally determinate and well defined,
while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous,
not causally determinate and not well defined.
- David Bohm

 

No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity,
you're going to fail.
- Brian Greene

In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity,
in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
- Yahoo Serious

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

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The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations
than current philosophers do.
Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers,
and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
- Robert Nozick

The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein,
which is in the domain of natural science,
I believe can also be applied to the political field.
Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts -
and not absolute and general.
- Jiang Zemin

Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted
as scientific fact even though they're mutually exclusive.
Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching
for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two.
- Roy H. Williams

And it really began with Einstein.
We attended his lectures.
Now the theory of relativity remained -
and still remains -
only a theory.
It has not been proven.
But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world.
- Douglas Sirk

At some point we must realize that actively defending
against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity.
It is a matter of universally recognized human rights.
- Armstrong Williams

In Einstein's general relativity the structure of space
can change but not its topology.
Topology is the property of something that doesn't
change when you bend it or stretch it as long as you don't break anything.
- Edward Witten

It is probably safe to say that all the changes of
factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory,
resulting in a very great theoretical development,
are completely trivial from any point of view except
their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing
Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become
too big at the level that you might have to worry about
Einstein's general relativity.
- Roger Penrose

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

Everything is relative.
Is the Internet fast? Not for most people.
Is it always on? Yes, for cable modem and DSL users
but that represents a tiny percentage of users.
- John Patrick

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
- Anais Nin

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute,
and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes
beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
- T. S. Eliot

Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code
is the code to determine where a note is in the staff.
Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key.
- Robert Patterson

Language is like money, without which specific relative
values may well exist and be felt,
but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
- George Santayana

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative
or acquaintance that you dislike.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks

A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative.
Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I understand about the relative strengths of people,
and I don't think people have to be anything.
They can be nothin' if they want to be.
- Cecil Taylor

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

Personally, I don't like the term 'success.'
It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing.
It's usually someone else's definition,
not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use
of resources known to any of the members of society,
for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan
Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ
scores relative to whites.
- J. Philippe Rushton

An increase in the relative price of products from
the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America
will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.
- Martin Feldstein

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody
like a relative to do the business.
- Alexander Pope

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards,
that is genuine pleasure.
- Honore de Balzac

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is -
as it physically is.
This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate
on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that
has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
- William S. Burroughs

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the
most relative means of artistic expression,
that we never really perceive what color is physically.
- Josef Albers

We who are interested in relative truth have to keep
digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
- Holly Near

I would not say I chose to write long poems on a conscious level.
The long poem has been a relative constant.
- John Barton

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic
stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic
adjustments to significant changes in relative prices.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth,
but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume
a third of the total resources -
on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing.
Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly,
longing for death.
- Polly Toynbee

I don't have perfect pitch, but I have relative pitch.
I'm glad I don't have perfect pitch because perfect
pitch can drive you crazy.
- Billy Eckstine

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

Well, I make a practice of not commenting on the role
of the relative exchange value of our currency.
- John W. Snow

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies,
society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.
This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
- Albert Camus

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of
mine became concerned about how often I danced.
- Cesar Romero

Where there's a will - there's a relative!
- Ricky Gervais

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
- George Ade

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid,
about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.
- Douglas Feith

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
- Plato

The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
- Dean Inge

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten,
that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant
of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position
of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter;
second,
telling other people to do so.
- Bertrand Russell

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

I had a couple come in with a negative amortization
mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income.
They're consuming real estate, not investing in it.
- Chris Cooper

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing,
because an ink blot can be absolute.
Yet you put into it what you like.
So it becomes totally relative.
- Nicholas Mosley

Yes.
We do think that the stimulus package is raising GDP
and raising employment relative to what would have happened otherwise.
- Doug Elmendorf

Human love has little regard for the truth.
It makes the truth relative, since nothing,
not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We pay some price when necessary to bring down inflation
but that price is temporary and is not large relative
to the permanent gain from reduced inflation.
- Martin Feldstein

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular
proverb to your own life,
or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life,
it has no power to sway you.
- Nicholson Baker


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