Quotes that make a difference

The quest for knowledge continues. Einstein once said: “As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it.” Our ever increasing circle of knowledge will always be surrounded by darkness.

The first law of thermodynamics:

You can’t win.

Second law of thermodynamics:

You can’t break even.

Third law of thermodynamics:

You can’t quit the game.

The American science- fiction writer John W. Campbell (1910-71) has provided the following interpretation of the laws of thermodynamics.

I am intrigued: the above quote reminds me of perseverance and determination, especially when we are faced with life challenges that cannot be side stepped. 

Now here are the non-fiction laws of thermodynamics

by Rudolf Clausius (1822-88)

‘Heat does not flow spontaneously from a colder to a hotter body’

This means that many processes in the nature are irreversible, never going back. Like our past.

An omelet cannot be turned into an egg.

Time cannot go back.

In 1865, Clausius used the term entropy as a measure of the disorder or randomness of a system. The more random and disordered a system is, the greater the entropy.

The third law of the thermodynamics dictates that it is impossible to cool an object to a temperature of absolute zero. Hence, the literary aspect of thermodynamics


 flames of empathy


About Shashi Moore

Having covered half a century of my time on this Earth; enthusiastically creating an impression on my students has given me the much needed excuse to continue to live another few decades, if possible. An educationist by choice and a mother by grace of God.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Thanks for coming by! Constructive criticism to stay in touch :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s