Favorite Quotes

  • "Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo." (Publius Ovidius Naso)

  • "In experimentation, there is no failure, only discovery." (Laurie A. Helgoe)

  • "Patience is the companion of wisdom." (Saint Augustine)

  • "Two Zen priests were on a journey. As the two approach a stream, there is a young woman waiting. The old priest picks up the girl and carries her across. The young priest is amazed for the old priest touched the woman, a practice looked down upon by monks. The two continued along their way. Some miles down the path, the young priest beside himself in his righteousness, shouts at the old priest, How could you have touch that woman! The old priest, leading the way, turns and replies, I left her at the stream miles away, why is it you still carry her? "(old Zen story)

  • "I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse" (Charles V, king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, 1500–58)

  • They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.(Benjamin Franklin)