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SGU Notes


Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel. 

--Bella Abzug, US Politician


I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. 

--Diane Ackerman (b. 1948) American poet and writer


There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

 --George Matthew Adams


A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.

 --Henry Adams


Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

--John Quincy Adams


It requires time to bring honest men to think and determine alike even in important matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. Events which excite those feelings will produce wonderful effects. 

--Samuel Adams


The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

--Felix Adler


True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.



I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. 

Louisa May Alcott


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

 Louisa May Alcott


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott


Better to abolish serfdom from above than wait till it begins to abolish itself from below.

Czar Alexander II


No man can struggle with advantage against the spirit of his age and country, and however powerful a man may be, it is hard for him to make his contemporaries share feelings and ideas which run counter to the general run of their hopes and desires.

Alexis de Tocqueville in "Democracy in America."


Love - incomparably the greatest psychotherapeutic agent - is something that professional psychiatry cannot of itself create, focus, nor release.

 -Gordon Allport


Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth it's spark.

 Henri-Frederic Amiel


There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

 Jeremy S. Anderson


So often we look at a calendar of days as merely a symbol of the passage of time.  We forget why we are on this earth. We forget that there is a reason for all of the pain and all of the struggle. We forget that we were put on earth to learn something. If everything were perfect in this life, we would never learn anything new. We would not be able to elevate our spirits through the events that happen to us.

 Lynn V. Andrews


Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right.

--Robert Anthony


The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.

--Robert Anthony


Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. 

--Susan B. Anthony


Laws can be unjust because they are contrary to the common good. In no way is it permissible to observe them.

 Thomas Aquinas


Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.



Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

 -Norman R. Augustine


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

 Marcus Aurelius


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be aliveto breathe, to think, to  enjoy, to love.

 -Marcus Aurelius