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Richard Courant Quotes

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For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will,
the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection.
Its basic elements are logic and intuition,
analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
- Richard Courant

The humblest painter is a true scholar;
and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
- William Hazlitt

My school is attended by near three hundred scholars.
- Joseph Lancaster


 

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

I think that what we've been able to do is put together
both a good group of scholars and analysts and people
who aggressively want to make the case to the American public.
- John Podesta


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Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various
scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
- Frederic William Farrar

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

Some scholars have been arguing that a civilizational
clash between organized religions is the next step in human history.
- Mary Douglas

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee.
I became the chairman of this Committee,
and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
- Anatoly Chubais

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century,
and I think there can be little doubt that the Council
on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
- Spencer Abraham

I begin by taking.
I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
- Frederick II

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars,
nor its great scholars great men.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Much reading is an oppression of the mind,
and extinguishes the natural candle,
which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
- William Penn

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately
art depends on human nature.
- Steven Pinker

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in
universities outside of the South.
- Carter G. Woodson

It's a very good thing for students also to be exposed
to people who aren't film students or film scholars
but who work in the world of film.
- Robert Mayer

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us
the abjection of exercising power,
we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
- Jean Baudrillard

You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one.
Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
- Werner Herzog

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars,
upright scholars, cautious scholars,
and those who are merely petty men.
- Xun Zi

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
- Peter Jennings

We can make mayors and officers every year,
but not scholars.
- Robert Burton

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars,
who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
- Wallace Stevens

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt
the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups,
the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle
in their effort to peacefully coexist.
- Alcee Hastings

My visit to the United States has also given me the
opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing
close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples,
scholars and businessmen.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome
international students at our colleges,
universities, and high schools.
Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps
to keep our economy competitive.
- Norm Coleman

In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of
game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another,
and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly
these connections showed,
and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation,
and our job here is to teach and to research and to
create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation
with scholars as well as with political,
intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
- William Kirby

One of the biggest things I understood in a program
like that was that it allowed more young African American
scholars to do field research in the Caribbean and
in Africa than had ever happened before in the history
of the country and since.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I lived in a region in the northwestern province -
the people there in general have a great love for the Taliban,
so I started to read some of the literature of the
scholars and the history of the movement.
And my heart became attached to them.
- John Walker Lindh

No account of the Renaissance can be complete without
some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian
scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity
with the religion of ancient Greece.
- Walter Pater

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

The humblest is the peer of the most powerful.
- John Marshall Harlan

The humblest individual exerts some influence,
either for good or evil, upon others.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A community is democratic only when the humblest and
weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A. Philip Randolph

You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also.
- Rose Schneiderman

The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven.
- Frederick William Robertson

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where
the feet of the Holiest trod,
This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
- Phillips Brooks

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome,
voyage, we came at last into port.
Immediately on landing I got together my few effects;
and,
squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest
and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

This is not a contest between persons.
The humblest citizen in all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty -
the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story,
and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he
compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
- James M. Barrie

Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every
station in life may be honorable;
that there is no barrier against the humblest;
but that merit,
wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.
- Matthew Simpson

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber.
It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country,
without a very exhaustive advertising support,
would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
- Alexander Hamilton

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley


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