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Nicolaus Copernicus – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Nicolaus Copernicus

 

Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


I am aware that a philosopher’s ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.

– Nicolaus Copernicus


So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.

– Nicolaus Copernicus



Nick Mason – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Nick Mason

 

I was brought up in a car family, my dad loved cars and I was taught the art of making an Austin 7 operate.

– Nick Mason


I went to watch my father at Silverstone in the early 1950s, and I’ve still got the car he was in.

– Nick Mason


The GTO is such an important car because it’s a racing car and a touring car and that’s pretty unusual.

– Nick Mason


When you’re in the car, how well you do is down to you and you alone-no band, no management, no marketing.

– Nick Mason



Nikos Kazantzakis – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis

 

Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.

– Nikos Kazantzakis



Nicholas Negroponte – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Nicholas Negroponte

 

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.

– Nicholas Negroponte


Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.

– Nicholas Negroponte


We’ve been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.

– Nicholas Negroponte


Everybody agrees that whatever the solutions are to the big problems, they… can never be without some element of education.

– Nicholas Negroponte


If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop.

– Nicholas Negroponte


My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It’s in the education business.

– Nicholas Negroponte


Learning by doing, peer-to-peer teaching, and computer simulation are all part of the same equation.

– Nicholas Negroponte


The laptop brings back a more seamless kind of learning.

– Nicholas Negroponte



Nancy Kerrigan – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Nancy Kerrigan

 

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.

– Nancy Kerrigan


But it seems that the judging maybe they shouldn’t at least see the practices all week long. That can taint the way they go into the judging and the outlook of what’s going to happen, instead of just watching those four minutes and judging on those minutes alone.

– Nancy Kerrigan


I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas – but I did too!

– Nancy Kerrigan


My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating.

– Nancy Kerrigan


It was never about winning medals or being famous.

– Nancy Kerrigan


It wasn’t always easy getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go to the rink. Sometimes I wanted to just go back to sleep.

– Nancy Kerrigan


I do not have any pets. We travel too much.

– Nancy Kerrigan



Nathan Deal – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Nathan Deal

 

For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system.

– Nathan Deal


If a State has reliable scientific information that demonstrates that a warning is needed for a particular food, then in the interest of public health, it should share that information with the FDA and petition for a new national standard.

– Nathan Deal


Nurses are an integral component of the health care system, and it is important that we recognize the over 2.7 million registered nurses for the significant work that they do.

– Nathan Deal


Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it, the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial motive or other incentive to do it, does not make it right.

– Nathan Deal


As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology, but they find the cost prohibitive.

– Nathan Deal


Consider this: I can go to Antarctica and get cash from an ATM without a glitch, but should I fall ill during my travels, a hospital there could not access my medical records or know what medications I am on.

– Nathan Deal


Science without respect for human life is degrading to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy, a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.

– Nathan Deal



Norm Dicks – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Norm Dicks

 

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.

– Norm Dicks


The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.

– Norm Dicks


These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.

– Norm Dicks



Nile Rodgers – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Nile Rodgers

 

I am very rich because of ‘Chic’ – artistically as well as spiritually. It’s been an amazing life.

– Nile Rodgers


Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she’s achieved.

– Nile Rodgers


Trust me, the only real way to understand ‘Chic’ is in highfalutin terms. Our chord progressions were based on European modal melodies. I made those early ‘Chic’ records to impress my jazz friends.

– Nile Rodgers



Naveen Jain – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Naveen Jain

 

Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.

– Naveen Jain


In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.

– Naveen Jain


Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success – because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that’s disguised as failure.

– Naveen Jain


When you experience a failure as a leader, don’t hide it – talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.

– Naveen Jain


The real metric of success isn’t the size of your bank account. It’s the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.

– Naveen Jain


Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can’t put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide.

– Naveen Jain



Nicholas Hoult – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Nicholas Hoult

 

I think all teenagers feel alone, and that nobody else knows what they are going through and all that sort of stuff.

– Nicholas Hoult


I’ve got a really great family round me, two sisters and an older brother and my mum and dad. Everybody’s equal.

– Nicholas Hoult


After ‘Skins’ I became mildly famous, which was a bit of a disaster.

– Nicholas Hoult


I think interviews can be fine. It’s just there’s this terrible fear of coming off wrongly or saying something that gets taken out of context.

– Nicholas Hoult


If you’re out, and starving, and need a bite to eat, then you need fast food.

– Nicholas Hoult


Other people’s success spurs me on to do well and gives me motivation.

– Nicholas Hoult



Nikki Reed – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Nikki Reed

 

Before ‘Twilight,’ occasionally I would get the ‘Hey are you that girl from that movie?’ but no one knew my first and last name. The fans of the saga are amazing, and it’s very flattering.

– Nikki Reed


My mom can’t defend herself to the world. She is such an amazing woman, with such an open heart. It’s a real hard line, and I crossed it. I took everyone’s life story and assumed it would be a great thing to put on screen. I was being selfish and I feel so horrible about it. I feel so guilty.

– Nikki Reed


I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I’m thankful for her. All I know is that when I’m a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.

– Nikki Reed


I had a great time making the last movie, ‘Eclipse.’ We shot my back-story stuff from the 1930’s. But I was waiting for ‘Breaking Dawn’ because I love the relationship Rosalie has with Jacob and the rest of her family and Bella. She also provides comic relief.

– Nikki Reed



Nicholson Baker – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Nicholson Baker

 

I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue – a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren’t libelous or otherwise illegal.

– Nicholson Baker


Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies – and it is free, and it is fast.

– Nicholson Baker


From my music training, I knew that, some Spanish rhythms apart, 5/4 is a time signature used only in the modern era. Holst’s Mars from the Planets is 5/4. But if you speak lines of poetry in that pattern you just end up hitting the off-beats. It’s only when you add a rest – a sixth beat – that it sounds as it surely should sound.

– Nicholson Baker


So I really began as a failed poet – although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.

– Nicholson Baker


When I really want to be soothed and reminded of why people bother to fiddle with sentences, I often read poetry.

– Nicholson Baker



Nigella Lawson – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Nigella Lawson

 

On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.

– Nigella Lawson


And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up.

– Nigella Lawson


In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it’s such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can’t enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.

– Nigella Lawson


Also, in a funny way, if you have been happily married there are no unresolved areas, nothing to prove to yourself after the other dies.

– Nigella Lawson


I never have plans for the future as you never know how things will turn out.

– Nigella Lawson


In fact I am quite snappy and irritable, and I don’t know if I’d like to make myself worse in that respect.

– Nigella Lawson


You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.

– Nigella Lawson


I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.

– Nigella Lawson



Naomi Campbell – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Naomi Campbell

 

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

– Naomi Campbell


Yes, I did and a lot of my friends who are in the same program as I were very much supportive, and the most important thing they said to me is do not let this interfere with what you have to do in taking car of yourself. That was the most important thing.

– Naomi Campbell


I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out.

– Naomi Campbell


I love England, especially the food. There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.

– Naomi Campbell


Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort.

– Naomi Campbell


I have no regrets. I’ve got my health.

– Naomi Campbell



Nancy Grace – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Nancy Grace

 

After I lost my fiance, it seemed like it would be better to always be alone than to risk being hurt again.

– Nancy Grace


I have faith in the jury system.

– Nancy Grace


Well, of course I think people can be forgiven. But our justice system is not set up to dispense forgiveness. You can go to the local priest for that.

– Nancy Grace


I went nearly 30 years without being able to really seriously entertain marriage or a family. In fact, the word ‘marriage’ would actually give me a shake when it was brought up.

– Nancy Grace


I really like my doctors. Some of them I love. I trust them.

– Nancy Grace



Nikita Khrushchev – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Nikita Khrushchev

 

Don’t you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?

– Nikita Khrushchev


The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.

– Nikita Khrushchev


Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!

– Nikita Khrushchev


Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.

– Nikita Khrushchev


Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one’s wishes.

– Nikita Khrushchev



Nick Lampson – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Nick Lampson

 

Any veteran can tell you it is already hard enough to see a doctor down at the VA and get the health care they were promised when they signed up to serve this country.

– Nick Lampson


Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

– Nick Lampson


But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.

– Nick Lampson


We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress.

– Nick Lampson


Such an arrangement would provide Taiwan and China with a forum for dialogue whereby they may forge closer ties based on mutual understanding and respect, leading to permanent peace in the Taiwan Strait.

– Nick Lampson


We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics, and I can think of no better way to achieve this than through our future in space.

– Nick Lampson


I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction.

– Nick Lampson



Neil LaBute – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Neil LaBute

 

In a relationship you have to open yourself up.

– Neil LaBute


Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It’s about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?

– Neil LaBute


First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they’re reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.

– Neil LaBute


I’m more than open to hope, but I think men and women have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road.

– Neil LaBute


I make movies I want to see.

– Neil LaBute


I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.

– Neil LaBute


We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling.

– Neil LaBute


I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.

– Neil LaBute



Natalie Gulbis – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Natalie Gulbis

 

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean.

– Natalie Gulbis


Nancy Lopez has always been a role model of mine… so to have the opportunity to play for her and spend time with her has been amazing.

– Natalie Gulbis


Pebble Beach. It is tough and the lay out is amazing.

– Natalie Gulbis


When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.

– Natalie Gulbis


As many of you know I travel a good bit and do not get to see my friends and family as much as I would like.

– Natalie Gulbis



Natalie Wood – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Natalie Wood

 

I couldn’t even go to the bathroom alone. My mother or a social worker always went with me.

– Natalie Wood


The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.

– Natalie Wood


I never saw film stars at home. We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.

– Natalie Wood


I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.

– Natalie Wood