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ITHASBEENSAID and collected by WILLIAM H. BRUNIE* "In medicine, sins of commission are mortal, sins of omission venial."— Tronchin "True science teaches us to doubt and, in ignorance, to refrain."—Claude Bernard "Science is the topography of ignorance."—O. W. Holmes "It is always best to do a thing wrong die first time."—Osler, instructing a student at autopsy. "The anamnesis is often a cover for what has been forgotten; it tells us what not to expect."—Maxwell Gitelson "The best kind of history-taking is at the same time the best kind of psychotherapy."—Erik Erikson "Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is knowing when to forego an advantage."—Disraeli "I take pains to make myself as stupid as possible and to misunderstand everything I can possibly misunderstand."—Konrad Lorenz "I must be careful not to speak more clearly than I think."—Niels Bohr "Science is a wonderful thing ifone does not have to earn one's living at it. One should earn one's living by work of which one is sure one is capable. Only when we do not have to be accountable to anybody can we find joy in scientific endeavor."—Einstein "Men are cruel, but Man is kind."—Tagore "I always think the worst of all men, including myself, and I have rarely been deceived by doing so."—Nestroy "A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what determine his conduct."—Freud "To crib from one book is plagiarism; to crib from a dozen is research; to crib from any larger number will get you a doctorate in philosophy from one of die less exacting universities."—A. A. Thomson "Think of the distressing contrast between the radiant intelligence of die healthy child and die feeble intellectual powers of the average adult."—Freud "The world's one crime is that babies grow dull."—Vachel Lindsay Material appearing under this title is collected with the aim of making the serious a bit less serious, the ponderous a bit less heavy, and the reading hours a bit more fun. Toward diis goal we invite a guest editor of this feature for each issue. Will readers volunteer to share their senses of humor by collecting or recollecting items that have brought smiles to their faces? We invite your participation.»Address: 1530 East Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 208, Glendale, California 91206. Perspectives inBiohgyandMediane, 26, 2 · Winter1983 | 243 "Generational conflict is the clash between diose who have forgotten too much and those who have too little to remember."—Strausz-Hupe "We most deeply repent the sins we have committed in good conscience; we most deeply resent diose wrongs others have done us in good conscience."— Strausz-Hupe "In the wilderness life seems neither long nor short and we take no more heed to save time or to make haste than do the trees and stars."—John Muir "Truth is not given us; we find it whenever we have failed to deceive ourselves."—Strausz-Hupe "The quest for success and the quest for truth do not mix well."—Kurt Eissler "I speak the trudi not so much as I would but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older."—Montaigne "Nationalism is an infantile disease; it is the measles of mankind."—Einstein "It takes only one white crow to prove that not all crows are black." "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man tries to make the world adapt to himself; therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."—Shaw "A young scholar is impelled to teach more dian he knows but an old one is content to teach less."—Samuel Sandmel "He who has once been happy is for aye out ofdestruction's reach. His fortune then holds nothing secret, and eternity which is a mystery to other men, has like a woman given him itsjoy. Time is his conquest. Life, if it should fret, has paid him tribute. He can bear to die, he who has once been happy."—Wilfred S. Blunt "Dead counsellors are the most instructive for they are...

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ISSN
1529-8795
Print ISSN
0031-5982
Pages
pp. 243-244
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-07
Open Access
No
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