Et in Arcadia ego…

Science quotes and life mottos:

About Science

  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge”  (Einstein)
  • The eternal mystery of the universe is its comprehensibility(Einstein)
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”  (Einstein) 
  • “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”   (T.S. Eliot)
  • “Scientists die when they stop publishing” (CS)
  • “To the Philosopher, the Physician, the Meteorologist, and the Chemist, there is perhaps no subject more attractive than that of Ozone” (Cornelius Benjamin Fox. In: Ozone and Antozone; 1873)

About life

  • “The purpose of life is creation;
    it finds its utmost expression in the creation of a new life…” (CS)
  • “Nothing more temporal than the permanent…”  (CS)
  • If something has been achieved before, even by just one person, it means it’s humanly feasible. So, do not hesitate, make it your target…” (CS)
  • If something has never been achieved before be the first!”  (CS)
  • “We are the sum of our experiences”(CS)
  • “We are the average of the people we choose to exchange with” (CS)
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been”(George Eliot)
  • “Comedy = Tragedy + Time” (Mark Twain ?)
  • “The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.” (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back (Alexander the Great)
  • “No one more ungrateful than the benefited” (Callimachus / Heraclitus)
  • Gordian Knot? “Whatever is unsolvable is cuttable” (Alexander the Great, )

To Whom It May Concern…

  • Μηδενί δίκην δικάσης, πριν αμφοίν μύθον ακούσης”   (Φωκυλίδηs o Μιλήσιος // Πλάτων)
    Judge nobody, unless you listen to both sides” (Fokylides from Miletus // Plato)
  • In life, “there are things you can change …and things you cannot change…” (CS)
    (You can change the world! …you cannot change your parents…)
  • “Ιmmer höher musst du steigen, Ιmmer weiter musst du schauen” (Goethe)
    Climb ever-higher, stare ever-farther (Goethe)
  • I have a dream” (Martin Luther King); “I have a hope”  (CS)