love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich German movie actress (1901 – 1992)
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. Sam Levenson
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
The sooner you get behind in your work, the more time you have to catch up. Anonymous Scheduler
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Elbert Hubbard US author (1856 – 1915)
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US (1809 – 1865)
Computer & Science Related
Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. Ralph Johnson
The software isn’t finished until the last user is dead. Anonymous Support Group Member
To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. Paul Ehrlich
How many programmers dose it take to change a light bulb?
None – It’s a hardware problem
The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less. (David Emery)
Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users? Clifford Stoll
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. Suzanne Necker
There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth unknown
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwords Arthur Koestler
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King Jr.
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. William G. McAdoo
US industrialist, lawyer, & politician (1863 – 1941)
Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist.
It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.
Malcolm Forbes US art collector, author, & publisher (1919 – 1990)
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. Sir William Bragg British physicist (1862 – 1942)
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. Franklin P. Adams, Nods and Becks, 1944 US journalist (1881 – 1960)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 – 1784)
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. Rita Mae Brown
You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. Cecil Baxter
An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. Bill Vaughan
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Sir Winston Churchill
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool. Moliere
The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. Andrew S. Tanenbaum
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. Anatole France French novelist (1844 – 1924)
We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong. Bill Vaughan
Life is not fair; get used to it. Bill Gates
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) “In the World”
(1865 – 1946)
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out. Anonymous
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must Robert Bulwer-Lytton
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot
The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught. Marquis de Vauvenargues