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sayings

Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up

Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up. unknown source

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seagull joke

A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a seagull sitting next to him. “Are you a seagull?” asked the man, surprised. “Yes.” “What are you doing at the movies?” The seagull replied, “Well, I liked the book.”   Could be applied to penguins too.

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never mistake couscous for cuscus

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success

‘Some people climb a ladder to success we’ve dug a tunnel to success’ — Flight of the Concords

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from an art and technology essay I was marking

“New technologies touch people in places that were previously inaccessable”

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curious sayings

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

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words/phrases for 2012

  situation awareness quangic realignment Resilient buffering safe to fail cross-scale interactions

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curiosity saying

  A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx

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reading and travel

  the stones themselves are truer guides than books Cyriaco d’Ancona, a fifteenth century Italian polymath

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a watched Time Machine® never finishes

  a watched Time Machine® never finishes

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curiosity sayings

The curiosity to know things has been given to man as a scourge. Apocrypha All my life I’ve been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find […]

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Curiosity sayings

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. Edmund Burke It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. Albert Einstein Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire Curiosity […]

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curiosity sayings

Curiosity is little more than another name for Hope. Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827 The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder Ralph W. Sockman There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions […]

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curiosity sayings

  curiosity killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back (traditional) Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.  ~Arnold Edinborough I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and […]

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joke c. 400AD

  Why do farts smell? So deaf people can enjoy them too Philogelos the Greek (attrib) about third to fourth century AD

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