Et in Arcadia ego...

Science quotes and life mottos:

About Science

  • Ἔστιν οὖν ἐπιστήμη δόξα ἀληθής μετά λόγου (Πλάτων)
    “Science is knowledge confirmed by logical arguments” (Plato)
  • “Οὐκ ἴσμεν δέ τό ἀληθές ἄνευ τῆς αἰτίας(Αριστοτέλης, Μετά τα Φυσικά)
    “We do not know the truth unless we know the cause”
     (Aristotle, Metaphysics)
  • Extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidence (ECREE) (Carl Sagan)…
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge”  (Albert Einstein)
  • “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school (Albert Einstein)
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”  (Albert 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)
  • “There are two categories of scientists – those who write and those who read” (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)
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been” (George Eliot)
  • “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)
  • “Nothing more permanent than the temporal…”  (Greek Saying)
  • “Nothing more temporal than the permanent…”  (CS)
  • “Comedy = Tragedy + Time” (Mark Twain ?)
  • “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence” (Charles Bukowski)
  • “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance” (Confucius)
  • “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened” (Mark Twain)
  • Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday”  (Antony Hopkins)
  • Man is the answer, whatever the question is” (Oedipus at the Sphinx)
  • “Life has two rules: Rule #1: Never quit; Rule #2: Always remember the Rule #1” (Unknown)
  • “Unfortunately, I succeeded in all my professional targets…” (CS)

To Whom It May Concern…

  • “Πάταξον μέν, ἄκουσον δέ” (Θεμιστοκλῆς κατά τον Πλούταρχο).
    “Smite me, but (first) listen to me” (Themistocles according to Plutarch).
    “Schlag mich, aber (zuerst) hör mir zu (Themistokles nach Plutarch).
  • “Μηδενί δίκην δικάσῃς, πρίν ἂν ἀμφοῖν μῦθον ἀκούσῃς”  (Φωκυλίδηs o Μιλήσιος // Πλάτων)
    “Judge nobody, unless you listen to both sides” (Fokylides from Miletus // Plato)
    “Beurteile niemanden, wenn du nicht auf beide Seiten hörst” (Fokylides von Milet // Plato)
  • Ανεξέταστον μη κόλαζε μηδένα”  (Μένανδρος)
    “Do not blame anyone without examining him” (Menandros)
  • 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)
  • On your way to Ithaca – Wish it’ll be a long Journey”; Ithaca has nothing to offer you… (C. P. Cavafy) (link)
    Auf dem Weg nach Ithaka – Ich wünschte, es wäre eine lange Reise. Ithaka hat Ihnen nichts zu bieten… (C. P. Cavafy (link)
  • “I have a dream” (Martin Luther King); I have a hope…” (CS)
    “Ich habe einen Traum” (Martin Luther King); “Ich habe eine Hoffnung” (CS)
  • You are smart, so, there is hope… (CS)