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IT HAS BEEN SAID and collected by STEPHEN G. REICH* How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.—Alexandre Dumas Only what we partly know inspires us with the desire to know more.—Ralph Waldo Emerson The reason mat talk is cheap is that the supply exceeds the demand.— Unknown There are no faster or firmer friendships than those between people who love the same books.—Irving Stone Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.—Red O'Donnell Test every concept by the question, "What sensible difference to anybody will its truth make?"—William James To be humane, we must ever be ready to pronounce that wise, ingenious and modest statement, "I do not know."—Galileo The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.—J. M. Power Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? / Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?—T. S. Eliot Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmust round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Material appearing under this tide is collected with the aim of making die 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 dieir senses of humor by collecting or recollecting items that have brought smiles to their faces? We invite your participation. ?Address: Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. 384 I Stephen G. Reich ¦ ItHas Been Said Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, act 2 Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.—Thoreau Please God, give me patience . . . and do it right now!—Unknown Perspectives in Biology andMediane, 27, 3 ¦ Spring 1984 \ 385 ...


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