According to WC, we have a resident one...

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by William Stacy, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

    - Winston Churchill
    William Stacy, Dec 27, 2005
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  2. William Stacy

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear WIlliam,

    It isn't that they can't see the solution.
    It is that they can't see the problem.

    G. K. Chesterson

    There are no hopeless situations. There are only men who have
    grown hopeless about them.


    Insanity is doing the same thing over-and-over again -- but
    expecting different results.

    Rita Mae Brown

    Men live by their routines; and when these are called into
    question, they lose all power of normal judgment. They will
    listen to nothing save the echo of their own voices; all else
    becomes dangerous thoughts.

    Harold Laski


    "You cannot by reasoning correct a man of an ill opinion
    which by reasoning he never acquired. We can also say that
    neither by reasoning, nor by actual demonstration of the facts,
    can you convince some people that an opinion which they have
    accepted on authority is wrong."

    William Bates


    otisbrown, Dec 28, 2005
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  3. William Stacy

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear William,

    Subject: Winston Churchhill and Off-Topic

    Winston is one of my favorate leaders.

    I remember one statement (when England
    was almost defeated -- after Dunkirk) he

    Hitler knows that he must "break" us in
    this island -- or lose the war. Now
    that took guts.

    Further, I do know how difficult true-prevention
    is, and realized that the individual himself
    must make that decision or choice -- on
    the threshold -- or lose his distant vision
    to stair-case myopia -- permanently.

    This makes the decsion to prevent
    or "not-prevent" a very serious matter
    for the person (and his parents) -- not
    to be taken lightly. Certainly this
    is the second-opinion approach, which
    you can accept or deny. And I would
    suggest that the on-topic covers that
    kind of evaluation or review of the
    proven dynamic character of the
    natural eye. See:

    But to continue our quotes, I always
    Dr. R. Goddard quote.

    Certainly Goddard came under
    extreme pressure to "shut up" when
    he claimed that it would be possible
    to send a rocket to the moon. Obviously
    that was impossible -- in the
    "public mind".

    I believe that you are telling me that
    true-prevention IS IMPOSSIBLE.

    Here are the quotes for your intellectual enjoyment.




    It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of
    yesterday, is the hope of today, and the reality of tomorrow.

    Robert H. Goddard

    He that resolves upon any great and good end has, by that
    very resolution, scaled the chief barrier to it.

    Tryon Edwards

    A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
    opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its
    opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is
    familiar with it.

    Max Planck

    Part of the art and skill of the engineer and of the experimental
    physicist is to create conditions in which certain
    events are sure to occur.

    Eugene Wigner

    Nature does not appear very simple or unified ... [but] we
    can at least make out the shape of symmetries, which though
    broken, are exact principles governing all phenomena, expressions
    of the beauty of the world ...

    Steven Weinberg

    Knowledge rests not only upon truth alone, but upon error

    C. Jung

    Arguments are to be avoided. They are always vulgar and
    often convincing.

    Oscar Wilde


    otisbrown, Dec 28, 2005
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