King's Favorite Quotations

    
    

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An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
    J.W. Tukey, statistician ( )

Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country.
    Anais Nin, writer (1903-1977 )

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
    Naguib Mahfouz, writer (1911- )

The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in *what* opinions are held, but in *how* they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.? This is the way in which opinions are held in science, as opposed to the way in which they are held in theology.? The decisions of the Council of Nicaea are still authoritative, but in science fourth-century opinions no longer carry any weight.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

It is a cruel just to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )

I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.
    Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790 )

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
    Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )

The words a father speaks to his children in the privacy of the home are not overheard at the time, but, as in whispering galleries, they will be clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
    Jean Paul Richter, writer (1763-1825)

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
    Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
    Ansel Adams, photographer (1902-1984 )

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