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Optimists and Pessimists

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.”


—–J. Robert Oppenheimer

Misapprehension

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett

“To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.”


–Dick Cavett

[photo courtesy of the New York Times Opinion blog; thank you!]

Great Spirits

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
–Albert Einstein

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