A few quotes that sort of summarize a few parts of my day, in more or less apparent ways:
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
- so many new research discoveries... and so many unanswered questions cropped up today.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- that one's for you Bait, after talking about the 'science' that happens at COI
Allan K. Chalmers:
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.