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..Quips and Quotes from all over...

"..There is but a certain degree of perfection in everything... "

"..Mr. Shandy, my father, Sir, would see nothing in the light in which others placed it; --he placed things in his own light; ---he would weight nothing in the common scales; --no, he was too refined a researcher to lie open to so gross an imposition, ..." (page 150)

"..How, I (being very thin) think differently; and that so much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy ... and that to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil. ..." (page 510)

   ( these three from the book 'Tristam Shandy' by Laurence Sterne )

"...How do you expect to go forward if you do not take a step?" (the author).

"Knowing what you want to achieve, is the first step to meeting your eventual goal..." (the author).

Speaking about Violin making and acoustical Tuning:
  "These are all simple things; you just have to know what the simple things are"!
(the author).

"No man was ever great by imitation" ....Samuel Johnson

"If you want to learn.... You must first begin." (the author)

"For one person, alone, to attempt to change the whole revenue system of a great an powerful state, almost withour hint from another, and to have the temerity to think that his crude and, perhaps, badly digested notions can be make to succeed, my well be considered by a sober, reflecting mind to border on madness."
  {But he felt himself on a mission of high purpose and he would not give up.}
From the book 'The Pioneers' by David McCullough page 215.
  "If any man can convince me and bring home to me that I do not think or act
aright, gladly will I change; for I search after truth, by which man never yet was
harmed. But he is harmed who abideth on still in his deception and ignorance."
-- Marcus Aurelius
"And he was conscious of nothing so much as of a voracious inquisitiveness.
He wanted to know.
He was resoled to know.
Nothing but the knowledge would satisfy him;
and craftily, he cast about for means whereby he might attain it."
  by George Oliver ; 'The Beckoning Fair One'
" We are coming now rather into the region of guess work, said Dr. Mortimer. "
 "Say, rather, into the region where we balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination, but we have always some material basis on which to start our speculations..."