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Webpage of Dr. Marcel B. Finan


  • Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

  • Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
    -Lord Chesterfield

  • Freedom is nothing else but a chance to become better.
    -Albert Camus

  • I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
    -Thomas Jefferson

  • Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

  • The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
    -Emile Zola

  • A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
    -Paul Erdos

  • It is when you give of yourself that you give truly.
    -Gibran Khalil Gibran
  • No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.
    -W.A. Nance
  • The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.
    -Harold Coffin
  • Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
    -Charles Mingus
  • Only the suppressed word is dangerous.
    -Ludwig Borne
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
    -Thomas Jefferson
  • What we know is very slight; what we don't know is immense.
    -Pierre Simon de Laplace
  • You can not live a better life if you do not make an effort to become better. My conscience tells me that this is real happiness.
  • A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism, a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
    -Richard Hofstadter
  • You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
    -Charles Noble
  • Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
  • The truth is, a lot of times it is the bad teachers who give the easiest grades. In all honesty, it's usually the best teachers who are giving the lowest grades, because they are raising expectations.
    -Ron Clark
  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
    -Steve Jobs
  • Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
    -Steve Jobs
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
    -Steve Jobs
  • Give light and the people will find their own way.
  • All models are wrong, but some models are useful.
    -George Box
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    -Nelson Mandela
  • There are no short cuts to success. Make hard work your passion.
    -Pat Summit

  • Page created and maintained by Marcel B. Finan
    Last updated:April 09, 2016