Leon C. Megginson - Survival

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.
Leon C. Megginson

Albert Einstein - Science / Religion

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein
Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium [1941]

Bernard Meltzer - How to disagree

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
- Bernard Meltzer

Five tips from Warren Buffet

  1. On Earning:
    “Never depend on a single income. Make Investments to create a second source.”
  2. On Spending:
    “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”
  3. On Savings:
    “Do not save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving.”
  4. On Taking Risks:
    ”Never test the depths of the river with both of your feet.”
  5. On Expectations:
    Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.

Warren Buffet

Touching poetry by unknown writer.

ज़िंदा हूँ मगर ज़िन्दगी से दूर हूँ मैं
आज क्यूँ इस क़दर मजबूर हूँ मैं

बिना जुर्म के ही सज़ा मिलती है मुझे
किस से कहूँ की आख़िर बे-क़सूर हूँ मैं

मेरी ख़ामोशिओं का सबब हैं ये ग़म मेरे
फ़िर क्यूँ दुनिया समझती है की मग़रूर हूँ मैं

आज फ़िर शिद्दत-ए-ग़म ने रुला दिया मुझे
आज लगता है के ज़ख्मो से चूर हूँ मैं

- Unknown

Oscar Ameringer - Politics

Politics is the art by which politicians get money from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretext of protecting each from the other.
- Oscar Ameringer

Carl Sagan - About God

The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.

An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid.

These are some things that hydrogen atoms do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution

- Carl Sagan
1980, pp. 337_338.