Twice Quotes (5 quotes)

Behold the mighty dinosaur,

Famous in prehistoric lore,

Not only for his power and strength

But for his intellectual length.

You will observe by these remains

The creature had two sets of brains—

One in his head (the usual place),

The other at his spinal base.

Thus he could reason 'A priori'

As well as 'A posteriori'.

No problem bothered him a bit

He made both head and tail of it.

So wise was he, so wise and solemn,

Each thought filled just a spinal column.

If one brain found the pressure strong

It passed a few ideas along.

If something slipped his forward mind

'Twas rescued by the one behind.

And if in error he was caught

He had a saving afterthought.

As he thought twice before he spoke

He had no judgment to revoke.

Thus he could think without congestion

Upon both sides of every question.

Oh, gaze upon this model beast

Defunct ten million years at least.

Famous in prehistoric lore,

Not only for his power and strength

But for his intellectual length.

You will observe by these remains

The creature had two sets of brains—

One in his head (the usual place),

The other at his spinal base.

Thus he could reason 'A priori'

As well as 'A posteriori'.

No problem bothered him a bit

He made both head and tail of it.

So wise was he, so wise and solemn,

Each thought filled just a spinal column.

If one brain found the pressure strong

It passed a few ideas along.

If something slipped his forward mind

'Twas rescued by the one behind.

And if in error he was caught

He had a saving afterthought.

As he thought twice before he spoke

He had no judgment to revoke.

Thus he could think without congestion

Upon both sides of every question.

Oh, gaze upon this model beast

Defunct ten million years at least.

Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection.
[T]hey warmed me twice, once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.

The traditional mathematics professor of the popular legend is absentminded. He usually appears in public with a lost umbrella in each hand. He prefers to face a blackboard and to turn his back on the class. He writes

In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you.

This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible.

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.

My method to overcome a difficulty is to go round it.

What is the difference between method and device? A method is a device which you used twice.

*a*, he says*b*, he means*c*, but it should be*d*. Some of his sayings are handed down from generation to generation:In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you.

This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible.

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.

My method to overcome a difficulty is to go round it.

What is the difference between method and device? A method is a device which you used twice.

What is right may well be said even twice.

With old inflation riding the headlines, I have read till I am bleary-eyed, and I can't get head from tails of the whole thing. ... Now we are living in an age of explanationsand plenty of em, toobut no two things thats been done to us have been explained twice the same way, by even the same man. It's and age of in one ear and out the other.