Adages, Quotes

  • The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

  • No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.

  • Science progresses one funeral at a time. - Max Planck

  • If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

  • What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. - Dwight Eisenhower

  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

  • One of the greatest commandments of science is, 'Mistrust arguments from authority.' ... Too many such arguments have proved too painfully wrong. Authorities must prove their contentions like everybody else. - Carl Sagan

  • The future is already here -- it's just not evenly distributed. - William Gibson

  • Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. - Louis Brandeis (on transparency)

  • All models are wrong, but some are useful. - George E. P. Box

  • If it can't be measured, it becomes politics.