"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, May 8, 2010


A fox entered the house of an actor and, rummaging through all his properties, came upon a Mask, an admirable imitation of a human head. He placed his paws on it and said, "What a beautiful head! Yet it is of no value, as it entirely lacks brains."

~ Aesop (from 'Aesop's Fables, The Fox and the Mask');

Children use the fist until they are of age to use the brain.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning;

"All geniuses are leeches, so to speak. They feed from the same source - the blood of life... There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we only have to open up, only have to discover what is already there."

~ Henry Miller, novelist;

"Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. The slow thinker who can finally come up with an idea of his own is more important to the world than a walking encyclopedia who hasn't learned how to use the information productively."

~ Kenneth Winebrenner;

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

~ Winston Churchill;

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realise the extent of your ignorance."

~ Thomas Sowell;

We must admit that the divine banquet of the brain was, and still is, a feast with dishes that remain elusive in the blending, and with sauces whose ingredients are even now a secret.

~ MacDonald Critchley (from 'The Divine Banquet of the Brain', 1979);

A knowledge of brain science will provide one of the major foundations of the new age to come. That knowledge will spawn cures for disease, new machines based on brain function, further insights into our nature and how we know.

~ Gerald Edelman (from 'Neuroscience, Memory & the Brain', 1975);

[Excerpted from 'Unleashing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea.]

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