E.O. Wilson: Ideal scientist

“The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works like a bookkeeper.”

—E.O. Wilson, biologist (b. 10 Jun 1929).

English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audienc...

English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audience at the dedication of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia center at Nokuse Plantation in Walton County Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Piet Hein: Luck and you

Nobody can be lucky all the time; / so when your luck deserts you in some fashion / don’t think you’ve been abandoned in your prime, / but rather that you’re saving up your ration. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996).

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binn...

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binnenlandse Zaken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Washington Carver: How far you go in life

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver, scientist (1864-1943)

Piet Hein: Late for the previous, early for the next

It ought to be plain / how little you gain / by getting excited / and vexed. / You’ll always be late / for the previous train, / and always in time / for the next. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Anders...

Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Andersen statue in Copenhagen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Piet Hein: On The Past

The past, — well, it’s just like / our Great-Aunt Laura, / who cannot or will not perceive / that though she is welcome, / and though we adore her, / yet now it is time to leave. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996).

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binn...

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binnenlandse Zaken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)