Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love. – Eric Hoffer

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there – Charles F. Kettering

Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn’t. – Sir Arthur Eddington


  • I want a one-armed economist so that the guy could never make a statement and then say ‘on the other hand’ – Harry Truman
  • An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible – Alfred A. Knoph
  • If all economists were laid end-to-end they would not reach a conclusion – Unknown
  • An economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders whether it works in theory
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. 
—Confucius (found on a Diaspora 404 page)
In science, “fact” can only mean confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent. – Stephen Jay Gould