Dobson's Quotes (3rd Quarter)

A fascinating quote from somebody who was born or died on this date, or related to a major historical event on this date. For more, visit http://improbhistory.blogspot.com. (Third of four boards covering the entire year.)
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"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it." Upton Sinclair, author and political candidate, born September 20, 1878.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it." Upton Sinclair, author and political candidate, born September

"If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery." Enrico Fermi, physicist, born September 29, 1901.

"If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.

"If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace." Dōgen, Zen master, died September 22, 1253.

"If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace.

"There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed." Peter Sellers, actor, born September 8, 1925.

I do not exist. There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed.

"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed." Georges Clemenceau, prime minister, born September 28, 1841.

"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed.

"The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." Horace Walpole, politician and writer, born September 24, 1717.

"The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." Horace Walpole, politician and writer, born September

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H. G. Wells, born September 21, 1866.

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

"We did long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we decided to get a dog. Cheaper—and you get more feet." Rita Rudner, comedienne, born September 17, 1953.

"We did long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we decided to get a dog. Cheaper—and you get more feet.

"It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it." Lauren Bacall, actress, born September 16, 1924.

"It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it." Lauren Bacall, actress, born September 16, 1924.

"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson, lexicographer, born September 18 [O.S. September 7], 1709.

"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson, lexicographer, born September 18 [O.

"We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us." François de La Rochefoucauld, epigrammatist, born September 15, 1613.

"We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us.

"I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent." Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, born September 7, 1887.

"I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent." Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, born September

"Until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly." Frances Wright, writer, feminist, and abolitionist, born September 6, 1795.

"Until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly." Frances Wright, writer, feminist, and abolitionist, born September 6, 1795.

"You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?" Rumi, Sufi theologian and philosopher, born September 30, 1207.

Why prefer to crawl through life?" Rumi, Sufi theologian and philosopher, born September

"When people fear surveillance, whether it exists or not, they grow afraid to speak their minds and hearts freely to government or to anyone else." Sam Ervin, US Senator, born September 27, 1896.

"When people fear surveillance, whether it exists or not, they grow afraid to speak their minds and hearts freely to government or to anyone else." Sam Ervin, US Senator, born September

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