You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
[Richard Feynman US educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)]
2009/08/02 04:11 - Sunday » famous quotes and quotations of famous people
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
[Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)]
2009/08/02 04:14 - Sunday » famous quotes and quotations of famous people