Notable Quotes

From blogreading and trolling the net:

In science it often happens that scientists say, You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken, and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
– Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address

Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
– Alice James

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
– Voltaire