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But I have seen the science I worshiped and the airplane I loved destroying the civilization I expected them to serve. - Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.

I believe that part of what propels science is the thirst for wonder. It's a very powerful emotion. All children feel it. In a first grade classroom everybody feels it; in a twelfth grade classroom almost nobody feels it, or at least acknowledges it. Something happens between first and twelfth grade, and it's not just puberty. Not only do the schools and the media not teach much skepticism, there is also little encouragement of this stirring sense of wonder. Science and pseudoscience both arouse that feeling. Poor popularizations of science establish an ecological niche for pseudoscience. - Carl Sagan

This above all: to thine own self be true; and it must follow, as the night the day thou cans't not then be false to any man. - Shakespeare

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. - Sir William Haley

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother. - W. Somerset Maugham

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. - Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death....Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and it looks like work. - Thomas Edison

 
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