Newton Lee

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Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw
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Newton Lee is a computer research scientist who is an author and administrator in the field of education and technology commercialization.


  • Learning is an innate human behavior. A healthy baby is happy and excited to learn to speak, play and express itself. Why should learning stop being fun? The human race cannot survive without continuous learning. Let us impart the enthusiasm and creativity of learning in the classrooms.
    • Virginia Tech Collegiate Times (November 1990)
  • I sometimes wish to be a kid again and go through life a little differently.
    • The Nightmares of a Journalist (1991)
  • Human beings will never evolve to higher creatures if we are constantly restricted by rules and regulations.
    • The Nightmares of a Journalist (1991)
  • I am never content with what I have [accomplished]. Jimmy reminded me of those less fortunate than I, people out there who are struggling just to survive.
    • Disney Consumer Products News (Summer 1998)
  • Being a Disney VoluntEAR reinforces my belief in Walt's vision for The Walt Disney Company to bring happiness to every family in the world.
    • Disney Consumer Products News (Summer 1998)
  • The meaning of life for human beings is to serve one another for the survival of humanity and the advancement of civilization.
    • ACM Computers in Entertainment (Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2005)
  • Through knowledge, you can develop the economy. Without knowledge, you cannot improve a society.
  • May we all come to realize that education and the humanities should be valued for nurturing our minds and society as a whole, and not only as a means to build future careers.
    • ACM Computers in Entertainment (Volume 5, Issue 2, May 2007)


  • The many ways that we live can be summarized in three sentences:
    1. Je pense, donc je suis (René Descartes)
    2. Esse est percipi (George Berkeley)
    3. Ho de anexetastos bios ou biôtos anthrôpôi (Socrates and Plato)
    The trick is to balance them to create a meaningful and joyful life.

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