Following quotes reflect my thinking to a considerable extent, the order of the quotes is not significant –


“The highest form of human intelligence is the ability to impart intelligence to those who lack it.” ( That is why some of the best minds go on to become professors/researchers/teachers – Still many of them are not good teachers)

“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Einstein/Feynman ( The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else )

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ~ Oscar Wilde


“A society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality or liberty and a society which aims liberty will not end up with equality but will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other kind of system that has been developed.” ~ Milton Friedman. ( We often worry too much about equality in society, it is futile. Society was never equal and will never be equal. Equity is much more important than equality in any society )

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study  mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and  philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation,  commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to  study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and  porcelain.” — John Adams, second US President.

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of better.”

“Anecdotes help focus attention on an issue. But very dangerous to let anecdotes drive public policy. Empirical evidence ought to do that.”

“Alas, however nice the visualizations we can produce to show empirical data, they are not as captivating as one good anecdote.”


“From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.”

“Nature gave man intuition as a gift and reason as a slave. But man has grown to worship the slave and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Unknown

“If circumstances change, your decisions can change. Decisions are temporary.”

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