“Knowing ignorance is strength; ignoring knowledge is sickness.”
- Lao Tzu
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.”
- Maya Angelou
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
- David Viscott
“An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in “inventing” something. It’s an arrogance that some enjoy, and others do not. Now I reach beyond arrogance when I proclaim that fractals had been pictured forever but their true role remained unrecognized and waited for me to be uncovered.
My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.”
- Benoît Mandelbrot (Born November 20, 1924)
“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.
Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. … Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
Quoting George Bernard Shaw
- Robert F. Kennedy (Born November 20, 1925)
“Art defies defeat by its very existence, representing the celebration of life, in spite of all attempts to degrade and destroy it.
The Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.”
- Nadine Gordimer (Born November 20, 1923)
“The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.”
- Margot Fonteyn
“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hubble Legacy Archive,
The first identified compact galaxy group,
eye-catching image constructed with data drawn from
the extensive Hubble Legacy Archive.
About 300 million light-years away, only four galaxies of the group
are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters.
The odd man out is
loops and tails, grown under the
influence of disruptive gravitational tides.
But the larger bluish galaxy, NGC 7320,
is much closer than the others.
Just 40 million light-years distant, it isn’t part of the
In fact, individual stars in the foreground galaxy can be seen in
the sharp Hubble view, hinting that it is much closer than
Stephan’s Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flying