CHICO-L Quotes

since February 12, 1998 [1]

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz
Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0400
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MAY 7: "The most important word in the English language is attitude. Love and hate, work and play, hope and fear, our attitudinal response to all these situations, impresses me as being the guide." Harlen Adams (1904-1997)

MAY 5: "...the paradox is the source of the thinker's passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity." SØren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

APRIL 30: "Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them." Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

APRIL 28: "All life is an experiment." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

APRIL 23: "Modern invention has banished the spinning-wheel, and the same law of progress make the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother." Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

APRIL 21: "As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate lovingly, our own." Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

APRIL 16: "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

APRIL 14: "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

APRIL 9: "I could not run away from the situation. I had become, whether I liked it or not, a symbol, representing my people. I had to appear." (Marian Anderson)

APRIL 7: "Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent." (Sophia Loren)

APRIL 2: "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

MARCH 31: "Technological change is neither additive nor subtractive. It is ecological. I mean 'ecological' in the same sense as the word used by environmental scientists. ... A new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything." Neil Postman, 1992, TECHNOPOLY: THE SURRENDER OF CULTURE TO TECHNOLOGY, page 18.

MARCH 19: "The good news is that in every deck of fifty-two cards there are 2,598,960 possible five-card poker hands. The bad news is that you are going to be dealt only one of them." Anthony Holden, 1990, BIG DEAL: A YEAR AS A PROFESSIONAL POKER PLAYER, page 61.

MARCH 17: "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford (1863-1947)

MARCH 13: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller (1880-1968)

MARCH 12: "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

MARCH 10: "I love information. Isn't this great? God, it's fun...." Sue Grafton, 1990, "G" IS FOR GUMSHOE, page 277.

MARCH 5: "If you don't remember history accurately, how can you learn?" Maya Lin (Award-winning Vietnam Memorial Architect, born 1959)

MARCH 2: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

FEBRUARY 26: "The internet will not totally replace schools and universities, but these traditional institutions must transform themselves if they are to prepare tomorrow's students for lifelong learning." Joseph Pelton, 1996, THE FUTURIST, Vol. 30, No. 6, page 17.

FEBRUARY 24: "Education is the acquisition of the art of the utilisation of knowledge." Alfred North Whitehead, 1929, THE AIMS OF EDUCATION, page 16.

FEBRUARY 23: "It seems plan and self-evident, yet it needs to be said: the isolated knowledge obtained by a groupd of specialists in a narrow field has in itself no value whatsoever, but only in its synthesis with all the rest of knowlegde and only inasmuch as it really contributes in this synthesis something toward answering the demand 'who are we?'" Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), 1933 Physical Nobel Laureate.

FEBRUARY 19: "The thought of every age is reflected in its technique." Norbert Wiener, 1961, CYBERNETICS: OR CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION IN THE ANIMAL AND THE MACHINE, page 38.

FEBRUARY 17: "The most important word in the English language is attitude. Love and hate, work and play, hope and fear, our attitudinal response to all these situations, impresses me as being the guide." Harlen Adams (1904-1997)

FEBRUARY 16: "In the field of observation, chance only favors those who are prepared." Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

FEBRUARY 13: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke's "Third Law" in PROFILES OF THE FUTURE: AN INQUIRY INTO THE LIMITS OF THE POSSIBLE by Arthur C. Clarke, 1984, page 26.

FEBRUARY 12: "The unit of survival is organism plus environment. We are learning by bitter experience that the organism which destroys its environment destroys itself." Gregory Bateson, 1972, STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND, page 483.

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