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A Quote by Charles Percy Snow on atoms, authority, awards, clarity, direction, doubt, existence, good, history, laws, listening, mathematics, physics, proof, purity, satisfaction, scientists, simplicity, style, theory, thought, time, unity, and work

Einstein, twenty-six years old, only three years away from crude privation, still a patent examiner, published in the Annalen der Physik in 1905 five papers on entirely different subjects. Three of them were among the greatest in the history of physics. One, very simple, gave the quantum explanation of the photoelectric effect-it was this work for which, sixteen years later he was awarded the Nobel prize. Another dealt with the phenomenon of Brownian motion, the apparently erratic movement of tiny particles suspended in a liquid: Einstein showed that these movements satisfied a clear statistical law. This was like a conjuring trick, easy when explained: before it, decent scientists could still doubt the concrete existence of atoms and molecules: this paper was as near direct proof of their concreteness as a theoretician could give. The third paper was the special theory of relativity, which quietly amalgamated space, time and matter into one fundamental unity. This last paper contains no references and quotes no authority. All of them are written in a style unlike any other theoretical physicist's. They contain very little mathematics. There is a good deal of verbal commentary. The conclusions, the bizarre conclusions, emerge as though with the greatest of ease: the reasoning is unbreakable. It looks as though he had reached the conclusions by pure thought, unaided, without listening to the opinions of others. To a surprisingly large extent, that is precisely what he had done. It is pretty safe to say that, so long as physics lasts, no one will again hack out three major breakthroughs in one year.

Charles Percy Snow (1905 - 1980)

Source: C.P. Snow, Variety of Men, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, U.K. 1969, pp 85-86.

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A Quote by Charles Evans Hughes on aim, assumptions, duty, independence, life, opportunity, preparation, progress, reputation, satisfaction, and service

Every young man should aim at independence and should prepare himself for a vocation; above all, he should so manage his life that the steps of his progress are taken without improper aids; that he calls no one master, that he does not win or deserve the reputation of being a tool of others, and that if called to public service he may assume its duties with the satisfaction of knowing that he is free to rise to the height of his opportunity.

Charles Evans Hughes (1862 - 1948)

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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on kiss, life, and satisfaction

Early in April, as I was vigorously hoeing in a corner, I unearthed a huge toad, to my perfect delight and satisfaction; he had lived all winter, he had doubtless fed on slugs all the autumn. I could have kissed him on the spot.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

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A Quote by Carrie Chapman Catt on happiness, justice, life, reward, satisfaction, and service

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 - 1947)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on dawn, day, destiny, heart, hope, justice, mountains, satisfaction, sleep, world, and worry

I want to do the right thing, but often I don't know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself, with its oceans and mountains and plains, as something unfinished, a peculiar little satisfaction hunts out the corners of my heart. Sunsets and evening shadows find me regretful at task's undone, but sleep and the dawn and the air of the morning touch me with freshening hopes. Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: The Lyceumite

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A Quote by C. W. Churchman on problems and satisfaction

The measure of our intellectual capacity is the capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better and better problems.

C. W. Churchman

Source: J.E. Littlewood A Mathematician's Miscellany. Methuen and Co., Ltd. 1953.

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A Quote by C. Smith Sumner on anticipation, commitment, courage, egotism, forgiveness, happiness, life, perspective, power, responsibility, rules, satisfaction, spirit, and success

A Few Rules OF Life • Stay in Tune with the Spirit. • Take the Power. • Act with Courage. • Lean Into It. • Anticipate and Plan. • Act Successful . . . Be Successful. • See the Broad Perspective. • Take 100% Responsibility. • Seek No Ego-Satisfaction. • Keep Every Commitment. • Be Always A Gentleman. • Have The Majesty of Calmness. • Forgive, Forget and Let It Roll Off. • Radiate Happiness. • Don't Wobble.

C. Smith Sumner (1933 -)

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A Quote by Bob Marley on life and satisfaction

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're livin'?

Bob Marley

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on good, people, pleasure, satisfaction, vanity, and world

We are so presumptuous that we should like to be known all over the world, even by people who will only come when we are no more. Such is our vanity that the good opinion of half a dozen of the people around us gives us pleasure and satisfaction.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Birkat Tal on blessings, compassion, death, hunger, justice, life, questions, satisfaction, and truth

If why is the question, then I have the answer For the blessing and not for the curse For satisfaction and not for hunger For life and not for death For truth, compassion, and justice

Birkat Tal

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