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(Matthew 5:37)  On the value of binary | But let your communication be Yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
<Reason> | I am amazed how many people on this planet are happy and free and never even saw the US constitution.
<Skullhunter> | The biggest detractors of communism and socialism always seem to want to embrace the worst excesses of both.
<TaoDo> | No one rules if no one obeys.
[Usenet] | You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.
A church sign in Northern Ireland | If we'd been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe.
A pirate, from St. Augustine's 'City of God' | Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
A shout from chessmaster Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935) | How can I lose to such an idiot?
A U.S. based Soviet correspondent | I have the greatest admiration for your propaganda. Propaganda in the West is carried out by experts who have had the best training in the world, in the field of advertising, and have mastered the techniques with exceptional proficiency. Yours are subtle and persuasive; ours are crude and obvious. I think that the fundamental difference between our worlds, with respect to propaganda, is quite simple. You tend to believe yours and we tend to disbelieve ours.
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.) | The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.
A. J. Liebling (1904-1963) | I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
A. Whitney Brown | That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
Abba Eban (1915-2002) | His ignorance is encyclopedic
Abba Eban (1915-2002) | Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
Abbie Hoffman | Free speech is the right to yell 'Theater!' in a crowded fire...
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) | He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) | If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Abraham Lincoln | He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
Abraham Lincoln | Military glory -- that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood -- that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy...
Abraham Lincoln | Prohibition goes beyond reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite through legislation. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles this country was founded upon.
Abraham Lincoln | This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln | To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln | We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, too, for victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us?
Abraham Lincoln | Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Action's Law | Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Adam Smith | Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith | Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality, for one very rich man; there must be at least five hundred poor.
Adam Weishaupt, Co-founder New World Order | Oh Mortal Man, is there nothing you cannot be made to believe?
Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) | In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
Adolf Hitler | All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it ... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Adolf Hitler | I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work.
Adolf Hitler | Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith ... we need believing people.
Adolf Hitler | The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adrienne Rich | Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Aesop | The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scale.
Aesop | We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Afranius | The wise man will love; all others will desire.
African proverb | Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
Agnes Repplier | It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves; it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Al Capone (1899-1947) | Vote early and vote often.
Al Capone (1899-1947) | You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
Al Goodman. | The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come out again.
Alan Bennett. | No mention of God. They keep Him up their sleeves for as long as they can, vicars do. They know it puts people off.
Alan Cooper About Face | It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets.
Alan J. Perlis | Every program has (at least) two purposes: the one for which it was written, and another for which it wasn't.
Alan J. Perlis | There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works.
Alan Kay | I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
Alan Kay | Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
Alan Kay | Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term.
Alan Kay | The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay | There is no idea so simple and powerful that you can't get zillions of people to misunderstand it.
Alan Moore | Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time.
Alan Perlis | If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.
Alan Perlis | When someone says, 'I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done', give him a lollipop.
Alan Ross Anderson | We should leave our minds open, but not so open that our brains fall out.
Albert Camus | It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) | There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein | A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein | All our lauded technological progress, our very civilization, is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein | An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Albert Einstein | Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein | As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein | Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein | Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein | Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein | Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Albert Einstein | Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein | If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein | If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Albert Einstein | In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
Albert Einstein | Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein | Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein | It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein | It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein | It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein | It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal god and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious, then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
Albert Einstein | Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein | Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein | Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein | Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Albert Einstein | Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein | Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein | Strange is our situation here upon Earth.
Albert Einstein | The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
Albert Einstein | The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them.
Albert Einstein | The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion, the religion which based on experience, which refuses dogma.
Albert Einstein | The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein | The world is too dangerous to live in, not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.
Albert Einstein | Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein | Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein | Unless Americans come to realize that they are not stronger in the world because they have the bomb but weaker because of their vulnerability to atomic attack, they are not likely to conduct their policy, in a spirit that furthers the arrival at an understanding.
Albert Einstein, obituary | I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own; a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms?
Albert Einstein. | The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Albert Einstein. | The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein. | You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.
Albert Einstein? | Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
Albert Giacometti (sculptor) | Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working.
Albert-L?szl? Barab?si | Barab?si's Law of Programming: Program development ends when the program does what you expect it to do ? whether it is correct or not.
Albran | I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.
Albrecht's Law | Social innovations tend to the level of minimum tolerable well-being.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) | Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.
Aldous Huxley | To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aleister Crowley | I was asked to memorize what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
Aleister Crowley | If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
Aleister Crowley | Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
Aleister Crowley | Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
Aleister Crowley | The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
Aleister Crowley | The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them; but the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Alexander Haig | That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.
Alfr?d R?nyi (also attributed to Paul Erd?s) | A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
Alfred Adler | War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Alfred E. Neuman | Small minds run in the same gutter.
Alfred North Whitehead | Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Alfred North Whitehead | I consider Christian theology to be one of the greatest disasters of the human race.
Alfred North Whitehead | The total absence of humor in the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson | Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980) | If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
Alisdair Meredith | Modern capitalism is not about free markets, it is about building sufficient mass that the market gravitationally collapses around you.
Allen Ginsberg | Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
Allen's (or Cann's) Axiom | When all else fails, read the instructions.
Amanda Donohoe | I can't embrace a male god who has persecuted female sexuality throughout the ages; and that persecution still goes on today, all over the world.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) | All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) | Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) | Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) | The covers of this book are too far apart.
Ambrose Bierce | Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Ambrose Bierce | Faith is belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce | History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Ambrose Bierce | Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Amnesty International, in its annual report on U.S. Military aid and human rights, 1996 | Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or disappeared, at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.
Anacharsis | Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
Anais Nin (1903-1977) | How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Anatole France | If fifty million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France | My humble friend, we know not how to live this life which is so short yet seek one that never ends.
Anatole France | The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Anatole France | When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
Ancient Chinese Proverb | If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.
Andr? Gide | Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide | Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide | There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andrew Dickson White | The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.
Andrew Dickson White | The establishment of Christianity arrested the normal development of the physical sciences for over fifteen hundred years.
Andrew Fiddian-Green in borland.public.delphi.nativeapi.win32 | So apparently Delphi now has both aristocrats [Counts, Cardinals] and dogs [Pointers, Setters] ... <g>
Andrew Hunt and David Thomas | It's not at all important to get it right the first time. It's vitally important to get it right the last time.
Andrew Lang (1844-1912) | He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) | But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near.
Andrew Rutherford | Real Programmers always confuse Christmas and Halloween because Oct31 == Dec25 !
Andy Rooney. | Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Andy Warhol | They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Anne Frank, holocaust victim | In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Annie Dillard | I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest, ?If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?? ?No,? said the priest, ?not if you did not know.? ?Then why,? asked the Eskimo earnestly, ?did you tell me??
Anonymous | Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason.
anonymous | Real life is that big, high-res, high-color screen saver behind all the windows.
Anonymous | Write a wise word and your name will live forever.
Anonymous. | Be tolerant of the human race.  Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family too.
Anonymous. | Mother-in-law = A woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers.
Antoine de Saint Exup?ry | Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars | You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.
Apache | It makes no difference as to the name of the God, since love is the real God of all in the world.
Arab proverb | While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is spoken, it is master of you.
Archbishop Helder Camara | When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) | Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) | It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) | The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) | Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) | If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) | The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Art Buchwald | I worship the quicksand he walks in.
Art Hoppe. | If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?
Arthur C. Clarke | Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?
Arthur C. Clarke | It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Arthur Koestler | Statistics is like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive. What they conceal is vital.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) | All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer | All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer | Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Artie Shaw | Benny Goodman plays the clarinet. I play music.
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra | Assassins!
Arundhati Roy | Once you have seen certain things, you can't un-see them, and seeing nothing is as political an act as seeing something.
Ashleigh Brilliant | My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
Attributed to Charles Austin Beard | You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.
attributed to Norm Schryer | If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong.
Auric Goldfinger, in 'Goldfinger' by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964) | Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
Baltasar Graci?n | Truth always lags behind, limping along on the arm of Time.
Baltasar Graci?n | Truth is for the minority.
Basho | Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Beethoven to a fellow composer | I liked your opera. I think I will set it to music.
Behlendorf | Having the source code is the difference between buying a house and renting an apartment.
Ben Franklin | Necessity never made a good bargain.
Ben Lindsay | Pontius Pilate was the first great censor, and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship.
Benito Mussolini | Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.
Benito Mussolini | It is not impossible to govern Italians. It is merely useless.
Benito Mussolini | The fascist state is the corporate state.
Benjamin Disraeli | A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) | Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) | Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin. | In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Bernard Berenson | Except as its clown and jester, society does not encourage individuality, and the State abhors it.
Bertrand Meyer | Correctness is clearly the prime quality. If a system does not do what it is supposed to do, then everything else about it matters little.
Bertrand Meyer | Incorrect documentation is often worse than no documentation.
Bertrand Russel | It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies.
Bertrand Russel | So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Bertrand Russel | The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts. The less you know, the hotter you get.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) | Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) | One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell | In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Bertrand Russell | Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell | The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell | The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell | The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell | Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
Bertrand Russell | You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Bette Davis | The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'
Bette Davis | Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch. Maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.
Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981 | 640K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates | Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Bill Gates. | The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier.
Bill Hicks | I love talking about the Kennedy assassination. The reason I do is because I'm fascinated by it. I'm fascinated that our government could lie to us so blatantly, so obviously for so long, and we do absolutely nothing about it.
Bill Hicks, 1993, referencing the Waco siege | If child molestation is actually your concern, how come we don't see Bradley tanks knocking down Catholic churches?
Bill Hirst | I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.
Bill Langley | The perfect project plan is possible if one first documents a list of all the unknowns.
Bill Langley | Without stress nothing would move.
Bill Wulf | There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
Billy Wilder | He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
Bjarne Stroustrup [lecture at Temple U., 11/25/97] | If you think it's simple, then you have misunderstood the problem.
Bjarne Stroustrup The C++ Programming Language 3e, section 24.2.4 | To many managers, getting rid of the arrogant, undisciplined, over-paid, technology-obsessed, improperly-dressed etc. programmers would appear to be a significant added benefit.
Bjarne Stroustrup | An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only.
Bjarne Stroustrup | C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
Bjarne Stroustrup | I did say something along the lines of 'C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows your whole leg off.'
Bjarne Stroustrup | I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.
Bjarne Stroustrup | The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build.
Blaise Pascal | Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarreled with him?
Blaise Pascal | I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.
Bo Diddeley's Observation On The Law | Always take a lawyer with you, and bring another lawyer to watch him.
Bob Archer | If there's one thing worse than a program that doesn't work when it should, it's a program that does work when it shouldn't.
Bob Davies. | I hear Glenn Hoddle has found God. That must have been one hell of a pass.
Bob Hipsley | I told my wife that I had a living will: I do not wish to be fed liquids from a bottle and hooked to a machine. So she turned off the TV and threw away the beer.
Bob Kerry told to The New York Times | I thought dying for your country was the worst thing that could happen to you. I think killing for your country can be a lot worse; because that's the memory that haunts.
Bob Metcalfe (inventor of Ethernet) on the trend of hardware speedups not being able to keep up with software demands | Grove giveth and Gates taketh away.
Bob Park | Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment, you must also be right.
Bob Ross, 'The Joy of Painting' | We don't make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents.
Book review by Dorothy Parker | This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Boren's First Law | When in doubt, mumble.
Bourke Cockran | You simply cannot hang a millionaire in America.
Bove's Theorem | The remaining work to finish in order to reach your goal increases as the deadline approaches.
Bowie's Theorem | If an experiment works, you must be using the wrong equipment.
Bradley's Bromide. | If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in.
Braham Flexner | Probably no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and education.
Branch Rickey - former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team | Luck is the residue of design.
Brendan Behan. | The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
Brent Davis | Peace is constructed, not fought for.
Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie | As we said in the preface to the first edition, C 'wears well as one's experience with it grows.' With a decade more experience, we still feel that way.
Brian Kernighan | Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Brian Kernighan | I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
Brian W. Kernighan | Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Brilliant's Law Of Limited Ambition | If you can't learn how to do it well learn how to enjoy doing it poorly.
Brilliant's Observation On Modern Art | Not all our artists are playing a joke on the public. Some are genuinely mad.
Brion L. Webster | Far too many development shops are run by fools who succeed despite their many failings.
Brook's Law | Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
Bruce Hamilton | How the teacher reacts when something goes wrong tells the class what's important.
Bruce Leverett, Register Allocation in Optimizing Compilers | But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
Brush Dance Journal | The Brush Dance is a Yurok healing ritual where being true to yourself means give your best to a person in need. Being true to yourself is the one and only Yurok Indian Law.
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) | When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Buddha | Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.
Buddha | Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
Buddha | We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
bumper sticker | Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... 'til you can find a rock.
bumper sticker | Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
Bumper Sticker | God favors no group. Only religions do that.
Bumper Sticker | God, please save me from your followers!
bumper sticker | I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car...
bumper sticker | Time is the best teacher; Unfortunately it kills all its students!
Bumper Sticker | Translate ?Allah?.
Bumper Sticker | Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?
bumper sticker | Yes, I'm fat, but you're ugly and I can go on a diet.
Butler Shaffer | In this war ? as in others ? I am less interested in honoring the dead than in preventing the dead.
C. A. R. Hoare | There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
C.A.R. Hoare | The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
C.A.R. Hoare | There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
C3PO | The city?s central computer told you?  R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!
Canada Bill Jones' Motto | It's morally wrong to allow naive end users to keep their money.
Cann's (or Allen's) Axiom | When all else fails, read the instructions.
Cardinal Richelieu | If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), while working, when informed that his wife is dying | Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done.
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) | Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
Carl Sagan | A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan | If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Carlson's Consolation | Nothing is ever a complete failure; it can always serve as a bad example.
Carol Burnett. | Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
Carol Leifer. | I'm not into working out.  My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
Casey Stengel | Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
Catherine Aird | If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato) | After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cervantes. | For if he like a madman lived, At least he like a wise one died.
Charles Appel about George W. Bush | He managed to stupid himself right into the White House.
Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) | The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) | He would make a lovely corpse.
Charles Dickens | Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it.
Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899 | Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles II | This is very true; for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers.
Charles William Stubbs | To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.
Charles, Count Talleyrand | In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.
Charlie Brown. | Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) | In the end, everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), in My Autobiography (1964) | All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game's opening position | The mistakes are all waiting to be made.
Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) | Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
Chief Joseph, before his tribe was slaughtered | I am tired of fighting, our chiefs are is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death...hear me, my chiefs, I am tired: my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands...I will fight no more forever...
Chief Seattle | Take only memories; leave nothing but footprints.
Chinese proverb | 1001 words say more than one picture
Chinese proverb | There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth.
Christi Philpott | Your every decision conspires to make this moment happen.
Christopher Hitchens about Bob Woodwars's new book, 'State of Denial' | His book is much harder to read than it must have been to write.
CIA officer at US Senate hearing on 1963 overthrow of Iraqi Prime Minister Kassem | The target suffered a terminal illness before a firing squad in Baghdad.
Cicero (106-43 B.C.) | I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
Cicero (106-43 B.C.) | No Sane man will dance.
Cicero | Laws are silent in time of war.
Clarence Darrow | I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925. | I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
Clarence Darrow. | The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarke's Third Law | Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Claudette Colbert. | Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well?  They have the same enemy -- the mother.
Clearchus, in Xenophon | Some men, in order to prevent the supposed intentions of their adversaries, have committed the most enormous cruelties.
Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live | The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
Cohn's Law | The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the less time you have to do anything.  Stability is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing.
Colette (1873-1954), Chance Acquaintances, 1952 | Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colonel James A. Donovan, Marine Corps | The dangerous patriot ... is a defender of militarism and its ideals of war and glory.
Condoleezza Rice, March 2000 | We need a common enemy to unite us.
Confucius | If a scholar aspires to the Way but is ashamed of bad clothes and bad food, he isn't ready to join the discussion yet.
Confucius | People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.
Confucius | Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius | To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Confucius | When you meet a worthy person, focus on reaching his level. When you meet an unworthy person, take a good look inside yourself.
Conversation on borland.public.delphi.non-technical | > > > Goodbye to all! Thanks for years of great fun and good > > > business! > > Suicide or MS C++? > Is there a difference? Suicide hurts only once...
Conway's Law | In any organization there will always be one person who knows what is going on.  This person must be fired.
Conway?s Law | Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. (For example, if you have four groups working on a compiler, you?ll get a 4-pass compiler)
Correspondence Corollary | An experiment may be considered a success if no more than half of your data must be discarded to obtain correspondence with your theory.
Courtney Love | I don?t really miss God, but I sure miss Santa Claus!
Craig Zerouni | If you plan to throw one away, you will throw away two.
Cropp's Law | The amount of work done varies inversely with the amount of time spent in the office.
Cutler Webster's Law | There are two sides to every argument, unless a person is personally involved, in which case there is only one.
Dakota proverb | We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.
Dale Carnegie | Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dalton Trumbo | Over breakfast coffee we read of 40,000 American dead in Vietnam. Instead of vomiting, we reach for the toast. Our morning rush through crowded streets is not to cry murder but to hit that trough before somebody else gobbles our share.
Damian Conway | C++ tries to guard against Murphy, not Machiavelli.
Dan Quayle | If Al Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell check.
Dan Quayle | It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
Daniel Webster, dying words | I still live.
Danny Thorpe in borland.public.delphi.non-technical | Just because bulldozers are used to build highways doesn't mean bulldozers are the best way to travel on a highway.
Dante | You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
Dave Edison. | I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
Dave Thomas. | In the begining there was nothing and God said 'Let there be light', and there was still nothing but everybody could see it.
David Hume | A treatise upon human nature: It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.
David Hume | Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
David Korten | In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy.
David Letterman to Rush Limbaugh | Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and just think to yourself, 'I am just full of hot gas?'
David Letterman. | USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population.
David Parnas | Copy and paste is a design error
David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urging for investment in the radio in the 1920s. | The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
David Starr Jordan | Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Virtue is doing it.
david | God is real unless declared integer
Dayton Allen | The only way to combat criminals is by not voting for them.
Deadline-Dan's Demo Demonstration | The higher the "higher-ups" are who've come to see your demo, the lower your chances are of giving a successful one.
Deadline-Dan's Demon | Every task takes twice as long as you think it will take. If you double the time you think it will take, it will actually take four times as long.
Death, Neil Gaiman Comic Sandman | You get what anyone gets; you get a lifetime.
Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962 | We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
deeshan | If we do not like the world the way it is, then it is because we are not okay the way we are.
definition of 'happiness' by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) | The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
Demian's Observation | There is always one item on the screen menu that is mislabeled and should read "ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE".
Democritus | Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Denis Diderot | Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot | The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
Dennie van Tassel | I've finally learned what 'upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes.
Dennis Ritchie | UNIX is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.
Dennis Ritchie | UNIX is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.
Dennis Ritchie. | UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
Denniston's Law | Virtue is its own punishment.
Desmond Morris. | Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.
Dick Clark | Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
digby in her blog. | I would much prefer a government run bureaucracy than a for profit bureaucracy. In the first I am at least a stakeholder. In the latter I'm simply a cost.
Don Quixote - 'Man of La Mancha' | Facts are the enemy of truth.
Donald E. Knuth. | Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proven it correct, not tried it.
Donald Knuth Sorting and Searching | Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been sorted with the help of a computer.
Donald Knuth | ... the designer of a new system must not only be the implementor and the first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual. ... If I had not participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Donald Knuth | Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Donald Knuth | Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
Donald Knuth | Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.
Donald Knuth | Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Donald Knuth | Science is what people understand well enough to explain to a computer. All else is art.
Donald Knuth | TeX has found at least one bug in every Pascal compiler it's been run on, I think, and at least two in every C compiler.
Donald Knuth | The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.
Donald Knuth | These machines have no common sense; they have not yet learned to 'think', and they do exactly as they are told, no more and no less. This fact is the hardest concept to grasp when one first tries to use a computer.
Donald Knuth | We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Donald Knuth | You're bound to be unhappy if you optimize everything.
Dorothy Parker | If all the girls from Vassar were laid end-to-end, I wouldn't be surprised.
Dorothy Thompson | When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default, it can never be recovered.
Douglas Adams | If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have in your hands is a non-working cat.
Douglas Adams | Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Dow's Law | In a hierarchical organization, the higher the level, the greater the confusion.
Dr. Caligari's Come-Back | A bad sector disk error occurs only after you've done several hours of work without performing a backup.
Dr. Pamela Zave | The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.
Dr. Strangelove | Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!
dreamslaughter | Everyone laughs and cries in the same language.
dreamslaughter | Two attitudes are all that is needed; do not harm anything, say and do things that make others happy.
Duke Ellington | Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous, you don't want it.
Duke of Wellington | Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) | A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953 | A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower | Don't join the book burners.
Dwight D. Eisenhower | Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower | If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.
Dwight Eisenhower | I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dyson | A model is done when nothing else can be taken out.
e e cummings (1894-1962) | I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
E. B. White (1899-1985) | Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Eagleson's law | Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.
Ed Mulroy (Bible, Dijkstra 5:15) | and the clueless shall spend their time reinventing the wheel while the elite merely use the Wordstar key mappings
Edgar Wallace. | An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.
Edgser W. Dijkstra's mother [ibid, p. 55] | If you need more than five lines to prove something, then you are on the wrong track
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) | The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke | The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edsger Dijkstra | A most important, but also most elusive, aspect of any tool is its influence on the habits of those who train themselves in its use. If the tool is a programming language this influence is, whether we like it or not, an influence on our thinking habits.
Edsger Dijkstra | Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
Edsger Dijkstra | If FORTRAN has been called an infantile disorder, then PL/I must be classified as a fatal disease.
Edsger Dijkstra | It is practically imposible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Edsger Dijkstra | It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to Basic; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Edsger Dijkstra | Object-oriented programming is a style of programming designed to teach students about stacks.
Edsger Dijkstra | Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.
Edsger Dijkstra | Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
Edsger Dijkstra | Testing proves the presence, not the absence, of bugs.
Edsger Dijkstra | The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra | The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
Edsger Dijkstra | The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity.
Edsger Dijkstra | The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
Edsger Dijkstra | The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
Edsger W. Dijkstra | About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
Edsger W. Dijkstra | Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability
Edsger W. Dijkstra, EWD340 | The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger W. Dijkstra. | Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes
Edward De Bono | Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) | Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward Tufte | There are only two industries that refer to their customers as 'users'.
Edward Yourdon Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer | If you think your management doesn't know what it's doing or that your organisation turns out low-quality software crap that embarrasses you, then leave.
Elayne Boosler | When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elbert G Hubbard | Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) | Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard | A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Elbert Hubbard | Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard | Never explain, your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard | The church tries to save sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Elizabeth Taylor | The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Ellen DeGeneres. | You have to stay in shape.  My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.  She's 97 today and we don't know where she is!
Ellen Key | The worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
Elvis Presley (1935-1977) | I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Elwyn B. White | Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
Emile Zola (1840-1902) | The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emily Dickinson, dying words | The nourishment is palatable
Emma Goldman | How long would authority ... exist, if not for the willingness of the mass to become soldiers, policemen, jailers, and hangmen.
Emma Goldman | If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Emo Philips | A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips. | I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
Emo Philips. | When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Empress Catherine the Great | I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
Epicurus | Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If, as they say, God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?
Epicurus. | Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Eric Morecambe. | My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
Eric Porterfield | The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
Eric Porterfield. | The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
Eric S. Raymond | Raymond's Law of Software: Given a sufficiently large number of eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.
Eric S. Raymond | Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity. A language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to write good code.
Eric the Verbose | I have spoken many a word, therefore, it is fact.
Eric Tilton, Composing Good HTML | A picture is worth a thousand words (which is why it takes a thousand times longer to load...)
Erik Naggum | Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) | I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) | Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway about William Faulkner | Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (1928-1967) | Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
Estridge's Law | No matter how large and standardized the marketplace is, IBM can redefine it.
Eugene O'Neill | If a person is to get to the meaning of life, he must learn to like the facts about himself, ugly as they may seem to his sentimental vanity, before he can learn the truth behind the facts. And the truth is never ugly.
Eugene V. Debs | When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
Euripides | Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Evita Peron | When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
Ex-Chicago Mayor Daley during the 1968 riots | The police are not here to create disorder. They're here to preserve disorder.
Ex-NBC news president Rubin Frank | News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising.
F. H. Bradley | The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
FA Montagu. | Descended from the apes? Let us hope that it is not true. But if it is, let us pray that it may not become generally known.
Father Larry Lorenzoni | The average person thinks he isn't.
Federico Fellini | You exist only in what you do.
Ferdinand Magellan - (disputed) | The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.
Fidel Castro | I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Fidel Castro | The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives | Anything that can go wrong, will - at the worst possible moment.
Finagle's Law Of Government Contracting | Dealing with the government is like kicking a 300-pound sponge.
Finagle's Law Of Military Superiority | The bigger they are The harder they hit.
Finster's Law | A closed mouth gathers no feet.
First Rule Of History | History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) | Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) | There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Flannery O'Connor | The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Fletcher Knebel | Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
Flo Capp's Observation | The next best thing to doing something smart is not doing something stupid.
Flon's Law | There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code.
Forest Gump | Momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Former White House official Ann Lewis, representing Hillary Clinton. WaPo, Mar 18, 2008. | The role of the president of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel. It is not up to us to pick and choose from among the political parties.
Forrest Tucker | He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.
Francis Glassborow | Good programmers use their brains, but good guidelines save us having to think out every case.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld | Quarrels would not last long if only one side was wrong.
Francois Fenelon | We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs.
Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues | I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
Frank Armstrong | There's a fine line between being on the leading edge and being in the lunatic fringe.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) | A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) | I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) | The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright | The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Zappa | There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Franklin's Rule | Blessed is the end user who expects nothing, for he/she will not be disappointed.
Franz Kafka | 'Everything you say is boring and incomprehensible', she said, 'but that alone doesn't make it true.'
Franz Kafka | Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind it only the slime of bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka | I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Fred Allen (1894-1956) | Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred Allen. | A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Brooks | Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the software engineer.
Fred Brooks | Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
Fred Brooks | Plan to throw one away, you will anyhow.
Frederick (II) the Great | I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
Frederick Douglass, escaped slave | I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
French proverb | Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) | If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) | Plato was a bore.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) | We have art to save ourselves from the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) | Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) | Woman was God's second mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche | The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently
from movie Billy Madison | Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
From the Jargon File | Pascal /n./ A programming language named after a man who would turn over in his grave if he knew about it.
From the Jargon File | RAM /abr./: Rarely Adequate Memory.
From the Jargon File. | Computer /nm./: a device designed to speed and automate errors.
from the movie 'Outside Providence' | Sex is like a Chinese dinner. It isn't over until everyone gets their cookies.
Full Metal Jacket | Does anybody know who Lee Harvey Oswald was? . . . And do you know how far away he was? . . . Two hundred and fifty feet. He was two hundred and fifty feet away and shooting at a moving target. He got off three shots with a bolt action rifle in six seconds, and got two hits, including a head shot. Do you know where those men learned to shoot like that? . . . In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will be able to do the same thing!
Fulton Sheen. | Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
G. B. Burgin | It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.
G. C. Lichtenberg | Before we blame, we should first see if we can excuse.
G. Marsaglia | A [pseudo]random number generator is much like sex: when it's good it's wonderful, and when it's bad it's still pretty good.
Gail Godwin | Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Galileo Galilei | I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei | I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Garrison Kielor. | They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
Gary Hart, BC Comic Strip | Foreign aid is when the poor people of a rich country give money to the rich people of a poor country.
Gary Zukav | Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Geek Valentine T-shirt at ThinkGeek | Roses are #FF0000 Violets are #0000FF All my base are belong to you!
Gene Roddenberry | We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy | What do you take me for, an idiot?
General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) | We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction.
General Douglas MacArthur | It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
General Douglas MacArthur | Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
General Douglas MacArthur | Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear, kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor, with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
General George Patton (1885-1945) | The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton, reconnaissance troops | Just drive down that road, until you get blown up.
General George S. Patton (1885-1945) | A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
General George S. Patton (1885-1945) | If a man does his best, what else is there?
General Omar N. Bradley | If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
General Smedley Butler, Marine | I spent thirty-three years in the marines, most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
General William Tecumseh Sherman | It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood... War is hell.
General William Westmoreland | War is fear cloaked in courage.
General William Westmoreland | Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799) | Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) | There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill | I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.
George Bernard Shaw | All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw | Beware of the man whose god is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw | Pardon him, Theodotus; he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw | Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw | The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw | The reasonable man adjusts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself; therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw | When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw | You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Burns (1896-1996) | Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
George Burns. | First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
George Burns. | The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
George Carlin | A lady came up to me on the street, pointed at my suede jacket and said, 'Don't you know a cow was murdered for that jacket?' I said 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too'.
George Carlin | Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it's because they're such beautiful animals. I think my wife is beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the wall.
George Carlin | Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?
George Carlin | Ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?
George Carlin | Future historians will be able to study at the Jimmy Carter Library, the Gerald Ford Library, the Ronald Reagan Library, and the Bill Clinton Adult Bookstore.
George Carlin | I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.
George Carlin | I'm in shape. Round is a shape.
George Carlin | I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
George Carlin | One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.
George Carlin | They show you how detergents take out bloodstains. I think if you've got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn't your biggest problem.
George Deacon. | If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?
George Eliot (1819-1880) | Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
George Gobel. | If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
George McGovern | I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
George Moore | We live in our desires rather than in our achievements.
George Orwell | As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
George Orwell | Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
George Orwell | In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell | The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
George Orwell | The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
George Santayana (1863-1952) | Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
George Santayana | Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
George Santayana | Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George W. Bush | A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
George W. Bush | I was raised in the West. The west of Texas. It's pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.
George W. Bush | If people can judge me on the company I keep, they would judge me with keeping really good company with Laura.
George W. Bush | If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
George W. Bush | It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.
George W. Bush | One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
George W. Bush | Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
George W. Bush | The most important job is not to be Governor, or First Lady in my case.
George W. Bush | We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor like you like to be liked yourself.
George W. Bush | What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think, vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.
George W. Bush, commenting on (05/21/1999) | There Ought to be Limits to Freedom!
George Wald | A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.
George Washington Administration Treaty | The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.
George Washington Carver (1864-1943) | When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington | Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Georges Clemenceau | It is far easier to make war than peace.
Gerald Weinberg | If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilisation.
Gerd Gigerenzer | Gigerenzer's Law of Indispensable Ignorance: The world cannot function without partially ignorant people.
Gertrude Scholtz-Klink, explaining Nazi policy | We always obeyed the law. Isn't that what you do in America? Even if you don't agree with a law personally, you still obey it. Otherwise life would be chaos.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) | An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) | You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) | Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.
Gloria Leonard | The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
Gloria Steinem | Logic is in the eye of the logician.
Glyme's Formula For Success | The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
Goebel's Law Of Computer Support | Troubleshooting a computer over the telephone is like having sex through a hole in a board fence. It can be done but it is neither EASY nor PLEASANT.
Goebel's Law Of Product Introductions | A future product release date does NOT say when a product will be introduced.  All it says it that you don't have a chance in HELL of seeing it before that time.
Goebel's Law Of Software Compatibility | A statement of absolute functional equivalence made in bold print followed by several pages of qualifications is fine.
Goebel's Law Of Useless Difficulty | Just because it's hard Doesn't mean it's worth the effort.
Goebel's Observation On Utopia | If everyone believed in Peace they would immediately begin fighting over the best way to achieve it.
Goebel's Second Law Of Useless Difficulty | The fastest way to get something done is to determine that it isn't worth doing.
Goebel's Theorem Of Software Schedules | Always multiply a software schedule by pi.  This is because you think you're going in a straight line but always end up going full circle.
Goethe (1749-1832) | A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Goethe (1749-1832) | When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Goethe, 'Werther' | Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.
Gold's Law | If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat | Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
Gordon's First Law | If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.
Gore Vidal | A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
Gore Vidal | I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
Government's Law | There is an exception to all laws.
Grady Booch | It's dangerous to underestimate the intelligence of a customer who grew a business that's successful enough to require a large and complex set of software
Green's Law Of Debate | Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.
Groucho Marx (1895-1977) | From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx (1895-1977) | I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it.
Groucho Marx | A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five.
Groucho Marx | A man's only as old as the woman he feels.
Groucho Marx | A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
Groucho Marx | Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.
Groucho Marx | Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
Groucho Marx | I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
Groucho Marx | I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Groucho Marx | I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
Groucho Marx | I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx | I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Groucho Marx | If I held you any closer I would be on the other side of you.
Groucho Marx | Marry me and I'll never look at another horse!
Groucho Marx | Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Groucho Marx | One morning I shot a bear in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Groucho Marx | Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx | Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx | Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Groucho Marx | Room service? Send up a larger room.
Groucho Marx | Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Groucho Marx | Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
Groucho Marx | Why was I with her? She reminds me of you. In fact, she reminds me more of you than you do!
Groucho Marx | Women should be obscene and not heard.
Gummidges's Law | The amount of expertise varies in inverse proportion to the number of statements understood by the general public.
Gumperson's Law | The probability of a given event occurring is inversely proportional to its desirability.
Guy Davenport | Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
GW Hegel. | Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me.
Gypsy Rose Lee. | God is love, but get it in writing.
H L Mencken | For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
H L Mencken | Haste is of the devil. Slowness is of God.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) | Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) | Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells | A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be ... surer of the noose than a private homicide.
H. G. Wells | There was a time when I believed in the story and the scheme of salvation, so far as I could understand it, just as I believed there was a Devil. Suddenly the light broke through to me and I saw a silly story, and each generation nowadays swallows it with greater difficulty. Why do people go on pretending about this Christianity?
H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916) | A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916) | He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
H. Jackson Brown | Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
H. L. Mencken | Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
H. L. Mencken | Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken | Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
H. L. Mencken | The greatest artists of this world are never puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.
H.G. Wells on Henry James | [A book by Henry James] is like a church lit but without a congregation to distract you, with every light and line focused on the high altar. And on the altar, very reverently placed, intensely there, is a dead kitten, an eggshell, a bit of string.
H.G.Wells, dying words | Go away...I'm alright.
H.M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927 | Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
Hanlon's Razor | Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Hanlon's Razor | Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Hanlon's razor | Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Hans Hoffmann | The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Harold Pinter | The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody cares to talk about them.
Harold Robbins | Hemingway was a jerk.
Harp's Corollary To Estridge's Law | Your "IBM PC-compatible" computer grows more incompatible with every passing moment.
Harrison's Postulate | For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
Harry Emerson Fosdick | Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
Harry S Truman, 1961 | I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.
Harry S. Truman. | Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
Havelock Ellis | All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare | I'll moider da bum.
Hector Berlioz | Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Heidi Sandige. | Am I lightheaded because I'm not dead or because I'm still alive?
Helen Hayes, age 83 | The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
Helen Rowland (1876-1950) | A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
Heller's Law | The first myth of management is that it exists.
Henrik Ibsen | You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) | Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) | Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) | Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) | The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
Henry David Thoreau | Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau | Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau | Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau | Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Henry David Thoreau | What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry Ford (1863-1947) | Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) | Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Henry James | Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
Henry Kissinger (1923-) | University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinger | The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) | Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) | Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) | For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) | The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
Henry Miller | The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
Henry Petroski | The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry.
Henry Rollins | I hit him to get his attention. I shot him to calm him down. I killed him to reason with him.
Henry Rollins | If there was a god, he wouldn't let a guy walk right up and shoot you in the face now would he? That's right, now you get the picture. Truth burns doesn't it?
Henry Rollins | Nothing brings people together more, than mutual hatred.
Henry Rollins | The more you own, the more it owns you.
Henry Spencer | If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge.
Henry Van Dyke | Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Ward Beecher | When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher, dying words, March 8, 1887 | Now comes the mystery
Heraclitus | A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus | You can't step twice into the same river.
Herb Sutter | Exceptions relieve the programmer of tedious writing boilerplate code - without removing the semantics of said code - and they allow the programmer to arrange the code so that error handling code is more separate from the main program logic.
HG Wells. | Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
Hillaire Belloc. | When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet but his books were read.
Hillary Clinton. | I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.
Ho Chi Minh | You will kill ten of our men, and we will kill one of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
Ho Chi Minh, 1945, as the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was created | All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Hoare's Law Of Large Programs | Inside every large program is a small program struggling to get out.
Hofstadter's Law | It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
Hofstadter's Law | It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
Holly Near | Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) | Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Horace Walpole (1717-1797) | The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Horace | It is your business, when the wall next door catches fire.
Howard Zinn | Civil disobedience, that?s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.
Hubbard's Law | Don't take life too seriously; you won't get out of it alive.
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, 05-01-04 | If there?s one thing I know it?s God does love a good joke.
Hugh Kingsmill | A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.
Hugh Mills | Nothing unites the English like war. Nothing divides them like Picasso.
Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice | Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.
Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice | Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people.
Hungarian Proverb | The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
Hunter S. Thompson | America ... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Hunter S. Thompson | The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.
Ian Hay | War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peacetime.
Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964) | I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
Ida White | Christianity exceeds all other faiths in its power to deform and finally invert the mental process.
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) | Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Immanuel Kant | In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Immanuel Kant | The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982) | Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwriter, 1880 | I agree with the reforms, but I want nothing to change
Irvin S. Cobb | I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
Irvin S. Cobb | I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
Irving Kristol | Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Isaac Asimov | If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov | Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov. | All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
Isaac Asimov. | I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Issac Asimov | Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Ivan Illich | The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
J. Krishnamurthi | Knowledge, idea, belief stands in the way of wisdom.
J. Krishnamurthi | The man who accumulates, whether money or knowledge, can never be free.
J. Krishnamurthi | Truth is living, it is not static, and the mind that would discover truth must also be living, not burdened with knowledge or experience.
J. Krishnamurthi | When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? It is because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.
J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) | If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
Jack E. Leonard | There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.
Jack Gurney (The Ruling Class) | When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
Jack Handey | If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go, because, man, they're gone.
Jake Simmons | One-tenth of the folks run the world. One-tenth watch them run it, and the other eighty percent don't know what the hell's going on.
James Baldwin | Freedom is not something that anybody can be given, freedom is something people take.
James Branch Cabell | The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell | The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Buchanan | I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.
James Coplien | Style distinguishes excellence from accomplishment.
James Gosling | An API that isn't comprehensible isn't usable.
James H. Kabbler III. | Heaven is an American salary, a Chinese cook, an English house, and a Japanese wife. Hell is defined as having a Chinese salary, an English cook, a Japanese house, and an American wife.
James Madison | If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison | Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
James Magary. | Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.
James Rodges, murderer, on his final request before the firing squad. | Why yes -- a bulletproof vest.
James Thurber (1894-1961) | The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
James Thurber (1894-1961), in Edward R. Murrow television interview | The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber | The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
James Thurber. | Early to rise and early to bed. Makes a male healthy, wealthy and dead.
Jamie Zawinski | Some people, when confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I'll use regular expressions.' Now they have two problems.
Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut | In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
Jane Ace | Time wounds all heels.
Janet Reno, Us Attorney General, 02-27-98 | They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
Japanese Proverb | If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.
Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks | We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Jawaharlal Nehru | A man who is afraid will do anything.
Jawaharlal Nehru | Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Jawaharlal Nehru | Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) | The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean de la Bruy?re | The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
Jean Paul Sartre | Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean Paul Sartre | Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Jean Rostand | Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
Jean-Louis Gassee | The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) | Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) | Hell is other people.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) | Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jeanette Rankin | You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeanette Winterson | After every 'victory' you have more enemies.
Jeff Burroughs | Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
Jeff Pesis | Hardware : The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.
Jeff Raskin | Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jeff Raskin. | Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jeff Walther | When one is postulating correlations or causations extant in reality, one should always remember that the human brain is mainly a pattern recognition engine. And it is such a persistent pattern recognition engine that it often perceives patterns where none exist.
Jenkinson's Law | It won't work.
Jeremy Taylor | Love is friendship set on fire.
Jerry Coffin on indentation | Trying to get into the details seems to be a religious issue - nearly everybody is convinced that every style but their own is ugly and unreadable. Leave out the 'but their own' and they're probably right...
Jerry Fresia | The government of the United States does not, in its policies, express the decency of its people.
Jessie Helms | Democracy used to be a good thing, but now it has gotten into the wrong hands.
Jim Carrey. | Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
Jim McCarthy and Michele McCarthy - Software for your Head | If you want a product with certain characteristics, you must ensure that the team has those characteristics before the product's development.
Jim McCarthy | You can't have great software without a great team, and most software teams behave like dysfunctional families.
Jim Rohn | if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.
Jim Wallis | Power is the ability to control things, moral authority is the ability to change things
Jimi Hendrix | Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimmy Carter | We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Jimmy Durante | Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.
JJ Furnas. | Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
Joan Rivers. | I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
Joe Louis. | Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
John A. Locke | No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
John B. Breckenridge in bpot | Is your argument that the Creator of the Universe was working under a deadline and His manager forced Him to rush inefficient designs into production?
John B. Sedwick, general, dying words, 1864 | They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--
John Bright | He is a self-made man and worships his creator.
John Brown | The act of focusing our mightiest intellectual resources on the elusive goal of goto-less programs has helped us get our minds off all those really tough and possibly unresolvable problems and issues with which today's professional programmer would otherwise have to grapple.
John C. Dvorak. | In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.
John Carmack | ... the cost of adding a feature isn't just the time it takes to code it. The cost also includes the addition of an obstacle to future expansion. ... The trick is to pick the features that don't fight each other.
John Clark | You must ask your neighbor if you shall live in peace.
John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960) | A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song | I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) | Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Woods | Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
John Foster Dulles | ... Somehow we find it hard to sell our values, namely that the rich should plunder the poor.
John G. Diefenbaker | To the Honourable Member opposite I say, when he goes home tonight, may his mother run out from under the porch and bark at him
John Herbster in b.p.d.non-technical | I suppose that it takes a $1000/hour lawyer to write contracts that a $250/hour lawyer cannot find holes in.
John Johnson | First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.
John K. Galbraith | The modern conservative is engaged in one man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) | Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
John Kenneth Galbraith | The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith | Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Lennon | If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon | Laurel and Hardy, that's John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise because all the serious people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot.
John Locke | The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Maynard Keynes | Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
John McCain's daughter Meghan about Ann Coulter | Maybe her popularity stems from the fact that watching her is sometimes like watching a train wreck.
John McTaggart in bpot | Asswhole = a complete ass
John Mendoza | Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?
John Morley | Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
John Morley | You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
John Ousterhout | The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state
John Steinbeck | And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.
John Stockwell, former CIA official | ... The CIA has overthrown functioning democracies in over twenty countries.
John Stuart Mill | Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives
John Stuart Mill | Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
John Updike | Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews.
John von Neumann (1903-1957) | Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
John von Neumann | Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random numbers is, of course, in a state of sin.
John von Neumann | There's no sense being exact about something if you don't even know what you're talking about.
John Wesley | Whatever the natural cause, sin is the true cause of all earthquakes.
John Wilkes to the Earl of Sandwich | That depends, sir, On whether I embrace your mistress or your principles
Johnson-Laird's Law | Toothache tends to start on Saturday night.
Jon Franklin | Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
Jon Ribbens | PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals.
Jonathan Meades | If you believe in the existence of fairies at the bottom of the garden you are deemed fit for the bin. If you believe in parthenogenesis, ascension, transubstantiation and all the rest of it, you are deemed fit to govern the country.
Josef Stalin | One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Campbell | A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy
Joseph Campbell | Mythology is what we call someone else's religion.
Joseph Campbell | We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Daleiden | To date, despite the efforts of millions of true believers to support this myth, there is no more evidence for the Judeo-Christian god than any of the gods on Mount Olympus.
Joseph Heller | The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.
Joseph Heller. | He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
Joseph Stalin | The Pope!?! How many divisions has he got?
Joseph Stalin. | A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stoy | A notation is important for what it leaves out.
Josh Billings | Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Juan Wa Chang | Living is change; Growth is optional.
Judge Braswell Dean | This monkey mythology of Darwin is the cause of permissiveness, promiscuity, prophylactics, perversions, pregnancies, abortions, porno-therapy, pollution, poisoning and proliferation of crimes of all types.
Julian Ruck | To use the term blind faith, is to use an adjective needlessly.
Julien Benda | Peace is only possible if men cease to place their happiness in the possession of things which cannot be shared.
Juvenal | Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Kahlil Gibran | Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Kahlil Gibran | Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
Kahlil Gibran | We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil Gibran | What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters?
Karl Kraus | War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
Karl Marx | All I know is that I am not a Marxist.
Karl Marx | Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.
Karl Marx, dying words to his housekeeper. | Go on, get out.  Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
Karl Wallenda | Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
Katherine Anne Porter | If you are required to kill someone today, on the promise of a political leader that someone else shall live in peace tomorrow, believe me, you are not only a double murderer, you are a suicide, too.
Katherine Cebrian | I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.
Keith Devlin | Devlin's First Law - Buyer beware: in the hands of a charlatan, mathematics can be used to make a vacuous argument look impressive. Devlin's Second Law - So can PowerPoint.
Ken de Camargo | It's the liberal bias. The press is liberally biased to the right.
Ken Dodd. | Honolulu, it's got everything.  Sand for the children, sun for the wife, and sharks for the wife's mother.
Ken Gillespie | War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead.
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977 | There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style. | Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.
Kevlin Henny | The open secrets of good design practice include the importance of knowing what to keep whole, what to combine, what to separate, and what to throw away.
Kreitzberg and Shneiderman | Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined.
Kurt Bruner | Spiritual maturity is a lifelong process of replacing lies with truth.
Kurt Vonnegut | We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
L. Peter Deutsch | To iterate is human, to recurse divine.
L. Peter Deutsch | To iterate is human, to recurse divine.
La Rochefoucauld | We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
Lady Astor | "Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!" Winston Churchill: "Yes, and you, Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober."
Lance Bradley | Most people drive thru life with the parking brake on.
Lao Tsu | The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao tzu | Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu | Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao tzu | Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
Lao tzu | Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao tzu | Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Lao tzu | When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Lao tzu | Would you like to liberate yourself from the lower realms of life? Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness.
Lao-Tzu (570?-490? BC) | A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Larkinson's Law | All laws are basically false.
Larry Gelbart | One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gleason | Software obeys the law of gaseous expansion - it continues to grow until memory is completely filled.
Larry McMurtry | Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Oath of Fealty | That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.
Larry Wall | Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
Larry Wall | We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923) | Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Laurence J. Peter | Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
Law Of Continuity | Experiments should be reproducible.  They should all fail in the same way.
Lee Iacocca | We've got to pause and ask ourselves, how much clean air do we need?
Lenin on hearing that the death penalty had been abolished by the Soviet | How can you make a revolution without executions?
Lenny Bruce | All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
Lenny Bruce | Anyone who has two shirts when someone has none is not a Christian.
Lenny Bruce | Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) | Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
Leon Battista Alberti | Nothing overshadows truth so much as authority.
Leon Lenderman | Physics is not a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
Leonard Brandwein. | Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.
Leonardo da Vinci | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci | The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leslie Lamport | A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
Lieberman's Law | Everybody lies; but it doesn't matter, since nobody listens.
Linda Evangelista. | It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
Liz Kimber, in borland.*.*.*.delphi.win32 | My current job sucks so hard, black holes are going green with envy.
Lord Acton | Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice.
Louis Brandeis | Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Louis Srygley | Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file.
Lucille S. Harper | The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
Lucy Parsons | Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.
Ludwig von Beethoven, dying words | Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) | I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Luis Bunuel. | Thank God I'm an atheist.
Luther Burbank, dying words | I don't feel good.
Lyall Watson | If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
Lydia Maria Child | It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means.
Lydia Sicher | [War] might be avoidable were more emphasis placed on the training to social interest, less on the attainment of egotistical grandeur.
Lynch's Law | When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.
M. Sakkinen | Incrementing C by 1 is not enough to make a good object-oriented language.
M.A. Jackson | Rules of Optimization: Rule 1: Don't do it.  Rule 2 (for experts only): Don't do it yet.
M.A. Jackson | Rules of Optimization: Rule 1: Don't do it. Rule 2 (for experts only): Don't do it yet.
Mae West (1892-1980) | He who hesitates is a damned fool.
Mae West (1892-1980) | When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Mae West | His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) | First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) | There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization | I think it would be a good idea.
Mahatma Gandhi | Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.
Major Ralph Peters, US Military | The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault.
Malcolm X | Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Malcolm X | You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Mao Tse Tung | Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
Mao Tse Tung | Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Marcus Dolengo | The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8 m/sec/sec.
Marcus Tullius Cicero | What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage.
Margaret Mead | It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Margaret Mitchell | Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
Margaret Thatcher. | As God once said, and I think rightly...
Marie Beyle | The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
Marilyn Manson | hollow as the o in god...
Mario Andretti | If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Marion Barry, former mayor Washington D.C. | Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Mark Minasi | If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning, and the response would be, 'We're sorry, here's a coupon for two more.'
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) | Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
Mark Twain | By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity; another man's, I mean.
Mark Twain | Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain | Each nation knowing it has the only true religion and the only sane system of government, each despising all the others, each an ass and not suspecting it.
Mark Twain | Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?
Mark Twain | I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain | It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain | Look at you in war. There has never been a just one, never an honorable one, on the part of the instigator of the war.
Mark Twain | Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion, several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn?t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother?s path to happiness and heaven.
Mark Twain | Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain | The citizen who sees his society?s democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor.
Mark Twain | The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
Mark Twain | Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn't.
Mark Twain | Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?
Mark Twain | You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain. | There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably diserable.
Mark Vaughan in | Quoting Coulter is kind of like quoting Joe McCarthy; no doubt it does well when you're pandering to a group of like-minded hate mongerers, but it earns you a well-deserved reputation as a vicious, mean-spirited airhead and intellecual lightweight in more analytical and dispassionate circles.
Marquis de Lafayette | Until the infallibility of human judgment shall have been proved to me, I shall persist in demanding the abolition of the death penalty.
Marquis de Sade | Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers?
Martin Fowler | Comparing to another activity is useful if it helps you formulate questions, it's dangerous when you use it to justify answers.
Martin Fraquhar Tupper | Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Golding | Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) | In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr. | In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr. | Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Martin Luther King, Jr. | Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr. | The chain reaction of evil -- wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. | When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther | The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
Marty Feldman. | The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
Marvin Kitman. | A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
Marvin Minsky | Minsky's Second Law: Don't just do something. Stand there.
Mary Hirsch | Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Roberts Rinehart | I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.
Mason's First Law Of Synergism | The one day you'd sell you soul for something, souls are a glut.
Master Po | Grasshopper, look beyond the game, as you look beneath the surface of the pool to see its depths.
Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show. | Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.
Matt Taibbi | You don't elect politicians to commit crimes; you elect politicians to make your crimes legal.
Matthew Henry | They that die by famine die by inches.
Maurice Maeterlinck. | All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Sendak | There must be more to life than having everything.
Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging, 1949 | As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Max Weinreich | A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
May's Law | The quality of correlation is inverely proportional to the density of control. (The fewer the data points, the smoother the curves.)
Mel Brooks (1926- ) | Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks | Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
Mencken's Law | There is always an easy answer to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
Meria Heller | Christian is a VERB not a noun.
Meskimen's Law | There's never time to do it right, but always time to do it over.
Michael O'Donohugh | Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.
Michael Rivero | Everyone likes to say Hitler did this and Hitler did that. But the truth is Hitler did very little. He was a world class asshole, but the evil actually done, from the death camps to World War Two, was all done by citizens who were afraid to question if what they were told by their government was the truth or not, and who because they did not want to admit to themselves that they were afraid to question the government, refused to see the truth behind the Reichstag Fire, refused to see the invasion by Poland was a staged fake, and followed Hitler into national disaster.
Michael Rivero | If one acknowledges a group or a nation willing to commit atrocities, then one must also acknowledges the existence of a nation willing to commit atrocities to blame on the first nation.
Michael Rivero | Stopping terrorism is simple. Just quit screwing around with other people's countries and the terrorists will go home. But the government of the United States wants to go on screwing around with other people's countries, refuses to stop, indeed views it as Manifest Destiny for the United States Government to persist in screwing around with other people's countries, and views the inconvenience, increased tax burden, loss of civil liberties, and even deaths among the American people as just another cost of doing business.
Michael Rivero | The biggest conspiracy of all is the claim that there are no conspiracies!
Michael Rivero | The history of war is the history of powerful individuals willing to sacrifice thousands upon thousands of other people's lives for personal gains.
Michael Rivero | We have a political system that awards office to the most ruthless, cunning, and selfish of mortals, then act surprised when those willing to do anything to win power are equally willing to do anything with it.
Michael Sinz | Programming is like sex: one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Michael Warner in | Conservative politics is about simple solutions to complex problems, which usually involve pinning all the blame on someone else. It doesn't matter whether they make any sense - they can be explained in several words, and sound best when yelled.
Michael Warner, in bpot | Cholesterol is your natural defence against excessive circulation of blood, which can carry venoms, poisons and other toxins around your body.
Michel de Montaigne | Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.
Microsoft's Direct3D Immediate Mode overview. | Debugging a Direct3D application can be challenging.
Mike Barfield. | Chaos Theory is a new theory invented by scientists panicked by the thought that the public were beginning to understand the old ones.
Mitch Radcliffe | A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Mohandas Gandhi | Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
Mohandas Gandhi | I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Mohandas Gandhi | I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mohandas Gandhi | In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.
Mohandas Gandhi | The most heinous and the cruelest crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.
Mohandas Gandhi | There is enough for man's need but not for man's greed.
Mohandas Gandhi | What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?
Mohandas Gandhi | Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Mohandas Gandhi | Yes, my friends, I too am prepared to die for a cause, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Moliere | It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Montesquieu | When a government lasts a long while, it deteriorates by insensible degrees. Republics end through luxury, monarchies through poverty.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review | This book fills a much-needed gap.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966) | I have read your book and much like it.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966) | Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
Moses Hadas | Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.
Mother Teresa | It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
Mother Teresa | Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them.
Muhammad Ali, stripped of boxing title, convicted of a felony for refusing to serve during the Vietnam War | I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong ... No Vietcong ever called me nigger.
Muir's Law | When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
Murphy's Fourth Law | If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
Murphy's Law Of Thermodynamics | Things get worse under pressure.
Naomi Karten | It's so easy to become mesmerized by the immediacy of a result that you don?t question its validity.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) | Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) | Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon | Authoritarian government required to speak, is silent. Representative government required to speak, lies with impunity.
Napoleon | In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon | Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon | Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon | Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Nathaniel Borenstein. | The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
Native American saying | I did not know how to say goodbye. It was harder still, when I refused to say it.
Native American saying | Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
Native Proverb | You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Navaho saying. | A man can't get rich if he takes proper care of his family.
Nazi Hermann Goering | Guns make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
Nazi Hermann Goering | Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Neils Bohr | Never express yourself more clearly than you think.
Nelson Mandela | When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
New York Times, November 26, 1991 | DOS Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form.
Niccolo Macchiavelli, The Prince | There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new...
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), 'The Prince' | It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Niccolo Machiavelli | It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Niccolo Machiavelli | Never was anything great achieved without danger.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962) | The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962) | We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?
Niels Bohr | If quantum physics doesn't confuse you then you don't understand it.
Nietzsche | A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Nietzsche | Christianity makes suffering contagious.
Nietzsche | Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Nietzsche | Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Nietzsche | He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. For if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Nietzsche | How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy!
Nietzsche | In Christianity, neither morality nor religion comes into contact with reality at any point.
Nietzsche | Insanity in individuals is something rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Nietzsche | It is not so much the suffering as the senselessness of it that is unendurable.
Nietzsche | The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Nietzsche | Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?
Niklaus Wirth | Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling - the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.
Nikolai Lenin | It is true that liberty, so precious, must be rationed.
Nikolay Berdyayev | There is a tragic clash between truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.
Ninety-ninety Rule Of Project Schedules | The first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.
Nixon's Theorem | The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on.
Noam Chomsky | Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
Noam Chomsky | Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way; stop participating in it.
Noam Chomsky | If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noel Coward on a dull play with an annoying child star | Two things should be cut - the second act and the child's throat.
Nolan's Placebo | An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.
Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941) | Why don't you write books people can read?
Norman Diamond | Just because the standard provides a cliff in front of you, you are not necessarily required to jump off it.
Norman Vincent Peale | Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.
O'Reilly's Law Of The Kitchen | Cleanliness is next to impossible.
O'Toole's Commentary On Murphy's Law | Murphy was an optimist.
O'Toole's Corollary of Finagle's Law | The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum.
Octavio Paz | We are condemned to kill time: thus we die bit by bit.
Ohiyesa, Sioux | As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized.
Old saying | When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras.
Oliver Herford (1863-1935) | Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
Oliver Townshend in b.p.d.n-t. | Once you've written TBicycle, you never forget how.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) | The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
Oliver Wendell Holmes | One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver's Law Of Location | No matter where you are, there you are.
OnAir | I'm ineffably tired of pro-war ideologues moaning about how the anti-war folk are just 'complaining' without 'offering solutions' to global dilemmas. Peace doesn't need a freekin moral, ethical, economical, or political qualification; war does. Peace doesn't ravage, plunder, rape, or kill; war does. Peace does not need justification, war does.
Orson Scott Card | If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
Orson Scott Card | In order to learn, one must change one's mind.
Orson Welles. | I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
Osborn's Law | Variables won't, constants aren't.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) | To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance
Oscar Wilde on Alexander Pope | There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.
Oscar Wilde | Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Oscar Wilde | He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Oscar Wilde | I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde | Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde | Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde | The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Oscar Wilde | The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, dying words | Ah well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
Otto von Bismarck | When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn?t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Ovid | The purpose of law is to prevent the strong from always having their way.
P. J. O'Rourke | Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P.G. Wodehouse | If you give a man a fish, he will eat for today. If you teach him to fish, he'll understand why some people think golf is exciting.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) | Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Pablo Picasso | Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso | Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso | Computers are useless; they can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso | My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Parkinson's Law | Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Parkinson's Law, Modified | The components you have will expand to fill the available space.
Pastor Martin Niem?ller | In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me - and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Patrick Henry | We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth.... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.
Patrick Murray. | The trouble with the Internet is that it's replacing masturbation as a leisure activity.
Paul Dirac (1902-1984) | In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Ehrlich. | To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
Paul Erdos | A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Keating | He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.
Paul Merton. | I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?
Paul Valery (1871-1945) | A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Pearl Williams. | You have a cough?  Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax -- tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough.
Peer's Law | The solution to a problem changes the problem.
Percy B. Shelley | There is no real wealth but the labor of man. Where the mountains are of gold and the valleys of silver, the world would not be one grain of corn the richer; not one comfort would be added to the human race.
Percy B. Shelley | There is no sport in hate when all the rage is on one side.
Percy Bysshe Shelley | Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Perelman | Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
Persian proverb | I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
Peter O'Toole. | When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) | Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov | Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov. | I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.
Peter Walker | I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless.
Peter's Principle | In every hierarchy, each employee tends to rise to the level of his incompetence.
Philip K. Dick | Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Philip K. Dick. | Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
philosopher/economist John Stuart Mill | Under conditions of competition, standards are set by the morally least reputable agent.
PhR | Why did God create dentists? -- In his infinite love, he thought it would be charitable to His creatures to let them see what Hell is like, during their lives.
Pico Iyer, Time | Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.
Pierre Gallois. | If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow enobled and no-one dares criticize it.
Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God. | Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.
Pierre Lecompte de Nouy | It is better to be generous than just. It is sometimes better to sympathize instead of trying to understand.
Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872 | Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.
Plato (427-347 B.C.) | Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Plato (427-347 B.C.) | Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Plato | A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Plato | Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Polybius | Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos.
Pope Pius IX | The state has not the right to leave every man free to profess and embrace whatever religion he may desire.
President George Bush, August 27, 1988 | I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum | A multithreaded file system is only a performance hack.
Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell | It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.
Prophet Muhammad | Do you love your Creator? Love your fellow beings first.
Prophet Muhammad | Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.
Prophet Muhammad | The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.
Prophet Muhammed | The rights of women are sacred. See that women are maintained in the rights attributed to them.
Pudder's Law | Anything that begins well will end badly. (Note: The converse of Pudder's law is not true.)
Pueblo | Never go to sleep when your meat is on the fire.
Putt's Law | Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who understand what they do not manage. Those who manage what they do not understand.
Quentin Crisp | When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, ?Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe??
Quentin Crisp. | When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
R. Geis. | I wouldn't mind dying - it's the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.
R. Lucke | Ignorance simplifies ANY problem.
Rabindranath Tagore | A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Ralph Johnson | Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) | Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) | Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Life is too short to waste in critical peep or cynic bark, quarrel or reprimand: It will soon be dark.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Quotation confesses inferiority.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders, a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact.
Ralph Waldo Emerson | What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Ramsey Clark | The United States is not nearly so concerned that its acts be kept secret from its intended victims as it is that the American people not know of them.
Ray Ozzie | Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.
Red Button | Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Rene Descartes (1596-1650), 'Discours de la Methode' | Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes | If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rep. Morris Udall | Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
Rhode's Corollary To Hoare's Law | Inside every complex and unworkable program is a useful routine struggling to be free.
Rich Cook | Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning.
Rich Cook. | Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Richard Bach | Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Richard Clarke | Invading Iraq after 9/11 was like invading Mexico after Pearl Harbor.
Richard Cohen | I dream that someday the United States will be on the side of the peasants in some civil war. I dream that we will be the ones who will help the poor overthrow the rich, who will talk about land reform and education and health facilities for everyone, and that when the Red Cross or Amnesty International comes to count the bodies and take the testimony of women raped, that our side won't be the heavies.
Richard Feynman | For a sucessful technology, honesty must take precedence over public relations for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard Feynman | Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it
Richard Feynman | The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman | The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad!
Richard Feynman | You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing - that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Richard Hamming | The purpose of computing is not numbers but insight.
Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines | It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.
Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) | I would have made a good Pope.
Richard Nixon | I was under medication when I made the decision to burn the tapes.
Richard Nixon | I would have made a good pope.
Richard Nixon | If I could find a way to get [Saddam Hussein] out of there, even putting a contract out on him, ? ahh ? if the CIA still did that sort of thing, . . . ahh . . . assuming it ever did . . . . . . . I would be for it.
Richard Nixon | When the president does it that means it is not illegal.
Richard Nixon. | I would have made a good Pope.
Richard O'Keefe | Elegance is not optional
Richard Salent, Former President CBS News | Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.
Richard Van de Geer, letter, 1975, last American to die in Vietnam War, Time, 1985 | I can envision a small cottage somewhere, with a lot of writing paper, and a dog, and a fireplace and maybe enough money to give myself some Irish coffee now and then and entertain my two friends.
Rick Gordon | Crossposting isn't inherently evil, in the same sense that necrophilia doesn't really hurt anybody.  One wonders only whether it's appropriate to the occasion.
Rita May Brown. | Computer dating is fine, if you're a computer.
Rita Rudner. | I admire the Pope. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can tour without an album.
Rob C. Claffie in | I plan to live forever. So far so good.
Robert A. Heinlein | Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide the lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as "empty," "meaningless," or "dishonest," and scorn to use them. No matter how "pure" their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.
Robert A. Heinlein | There are perhaps 5% of the population that simply *can't* think. There are another 5% who *can*, and *do*. The remaining 90% *can* think, but *don't*.
Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945) | Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Conquest's Second Law of Politics | The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.
Robert E. Lee's Truce | Judgement comes from experience; experience comes from poor judgement.
Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864 | What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.
Robert Firth | ... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
Robert Firth | One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) | Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
Robert Frost | A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost | I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
Robert G. Ingersoll | Give to every other human being every right you claim for yourself.
Robert G. Ingersoll | Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin.
Robert G. Ingersoll | I know of no crime that has not been defended by the church, in one form or other. The church is not a pioneer; it accepts a new truth, last of all, and only when denial has become useless.
Robert G. Ingersoll | If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
Robert G. Ingersoll | In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll | Jehovah was not a moral god. He had all the vices and he lacked all the virtues. He generally carried out all his threats, but he never faithfully kept a promise.
Robert G. Ingersoll | Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt.
Robert Heinlein | Don't try to teach a pig to sing, it can't be done and it only ticks off the pig.
Robert Heinlein | One man's magic is another man's engineering. Supernatural is a null word.
Robert Heinlein | Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967) (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion) | I am become death, shatterer of worlds.
Robert J. Sawyer | The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.
Robert Louis Stevenson | Everybody sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Robert Lynd | The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert McChesney | long as the media are in corporate hands, the task of social change will be vastly more difficult, if not impossible.
Robert Orben | Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben | To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Orben. | To err is human -- and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Redford | He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.
Robert Wilensky | We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Robert X. Cringely. | If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair | God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Robin Williams. | We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.
Robin Williams. | You'll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks.
Rod Serling | It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
Roland Turner | Java: the elegant simplicity of C++ and the blazing speed of Smalltalk.
Ron Patterson | Could a being create the fifty billion galaxies, each with two hundred billion stars, then rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh?
Ronald Knox. | A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
Ronald Reagan on Walter Mondale | Let's not bring age into this discussion. I will not let my opponent's youth and inexperience become an issue.
Ronald Reagan | The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor.
Ronald Reagan, Vietnam | If there has to be a blood bath, let's get it over with.
Ross MacDonald (1915-1983) | Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.
Rousseau | Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Rowan Atkinson. | You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
Roy Zimmerman | 'Abstinence-only sex education' is a little like saying 'Just-hold-it potty training'.
Rudin's Law | In a crisis that forces a choice to be made among alternative courses of action, people tend to choose the worst possible course.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) | Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
Rule Of Accuracy | When working toward the solution of a problem it always helps you to know the answer.
Russell Baker. | Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
Rutherford B. Hayes | It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer; it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.
Ryan's Law | Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert.
Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) | You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
Sacha Guitry | You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
Saint Augustine (354-430) | Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Saint Augustine | The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.
Saint Augustine | We are ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God.
Saint Thomas Aquinas | Beware the man of one book.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) | The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
Samuel Butler | A hen is only an egg?s way of making another egg.
Samuel Clemens | Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) | The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson | Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Samuel Johnson | He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.
Samuel Palmer (1805-80) | Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
Sankaracharya | Think my friends! You adulate a stone as Vishnu but you cannot see God in a fellow man.
Satchel Paige | It's not what you don't know that hurts you. It's what you know that just isn't so.
Satchel Paige | They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever saw; I couldn?t understand why they couldn?t give me no justice.
Satchel Paige | Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Sattinger's Law | It works better if you plug it in.
Sausage Principle | People who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either one being made.
Scott Adams | I've never seen anyone change his mind because of the power of a superior argument or the acquisition of new facts. But I've seen plenty of people change behavior to avoid being mocked.
Scott Adams | Technology: No Place for Wimps!
Scott Meyers | A non-virtual function says, you have to do this and you must do it this way. A virtual function says you have to do this, but you don't have to do it this way. That's their fundamental difference.
Scottish proverb | Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
Sean Parent | Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical - the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Sen. Robert Taft, (R) Ohio | Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.
Sen. Ted Stevens, chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation | The internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes!
Senator John McCain | War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
Senator Robert M. La Follette | Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
Senator Robert M. La Follette | Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely.
Seneca (3BC - 65AD) | While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Seneca | What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
Serj Tankian | We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
Seymour Cray (1925-1996), father of supercomputing | If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when was informed that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac. | I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.
Shaw's Principle | Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
Shawn Mikula | Can you sympathize with an exploding star?
Shawn Mikula | Each of us is confined to a world of our own making.
Shawn Mikula | The vast majority of mankind is trapped within perceptual prisons.
Shawn Mikula | Those who see and feel beyond illusion have acquired a far greater gift than could ever be derived from studying scripture and philosophy books, for these were meant only to guide the blind.
Shawn Mikula | When encountering a new philosophy or religion, do not convert, but rather assimilate.
Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930) | Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
Shirdi Sai Bab | Before you speak, ask yourself is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate of Iran | Democracy is not an incident that happens overnight, nor a gift that America can give to the world. It is a culture which needs peace to evolve.
Sigfried Hulzer | There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.
Sigmund Freud | A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
Sigmund Freud | Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Sigmund Freud | Religion, comprises a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find in an isolated form nowhere else but in amentia, in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion.
Simone de Beauvoir | If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
Simone Weil | The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics...
Sir Bernard Ingham | Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory.
Sir Frederick G. Banting | No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
Sir Peter Ustinov | Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
Sir R. F. Burton | The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) | When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Socrates (470-399 B.C.) | My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates. | My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Solipsist by Henry Rollins | Do you see now that your self-righteousness was nothing more than breeding and years of privilege? You know, we are one nation under a god. Yes, you were right. An angry, crack slinging god who decorates with bullets and spent condoms, a blind god whose eyes are just like yours.
Some Computer Geek | Real Programmers never work from 9 to 5. If any real programmer is around at 9 a.m., it's because they were up all night.
Sophocles | The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855) | People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Source Unknown | Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Spanish proverb | Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
Spike Milligan. | A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.
Spike Milligan. | And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.
Spock, Day of the Dove | Those who hate and fight must stop themselves; otherwise it is not stopped.
St. Augustine | Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist (pirate?). You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
Stan Kelly-Bootle | Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.
Stanley Kubrick | The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Star Trek | Pity the warrior that kills all his foe.
Steinbach's Guideline for Systems Programmers. | Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle.
Stendhal | All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stephen Bishop | I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.
Stephen Fry, A Bit of Fry and Laurie | You low corrosive lump of faecal horror; you maniac bastardly turd; I would rather drink stale urine from Norman Fowler's arse-pit than remain one moment longer in your defiling company; you're filth, you're cack, you're the ooze of a burst boil; I abominate you, you towering mound of corrupted slime; your every utterance is like the slithering hiss of a fat maggot in the guts of a decomposing rat; your face is fowler than the unwiped ring of Satan's rectum.
Stephen King. | When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.'
Stephen Leacock. | In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
Stephen Roberts | I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
Stephen Wright | 83.7% of all statistics are made up
Steve Allen | If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers.
Steve Eley | Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of awesome mystical power. We know this because they manage to be invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the Faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorns is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can't see them.
Steve Haflich, in comp.lang.c++ | True. When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb.
Steve Lohr | Lohr's Law: The future is merely the past with a twist ? and better tools.
Steve McConnell Code Complete | Good code is its own best documentation. As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, 'How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?' Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer.
Steve McConnell Code Complete | It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; it's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free.
Steve McConnell Code Complete | Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don't improve it. Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose weight by weighing yourself more often. What you eat before you step onto the scale determines how much you will weigh, and the software development techniques you use determine how many errors testing will find. If you want to lose weight, don't buy a new scale; change your diet. If you want to improve your software, don't test more; develop better.
Steven Weinberg | Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
Steven Wright | Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Steven Wright | Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright | I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it.
Steven Wright | I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died.
Steven Wright | You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
Steven Wright. | If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
Steven Wright. | The Stones, I love the Stones. I watch them whenever I can. Fred, Barney...
Steven Wright. | When I die I'm going to leave my body to science fiction.
Steven Wright. | Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.
Stewart Brand | Once a new technology starts rolling, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
Stewart's Law Of Retroaction | It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Sue Murphy. | Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.
Sun tzu | All warfare is based on deception.
Sun tzu | Know thy enemy and know thy self and you will win a hundred battles.
Sun Tzu | Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun tzu | Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun tzu | The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas | As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air ? however slight ? lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
Susan B. Anthony | I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan Ertz | Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Swami Vivekananda | Even if truth destroys the whole universe, still it is truth; stand by it.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) | Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) | Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
T.S. Elliot referring to 'My Fair Lady' | I must say Bernard Shaw is greatly improved by music.
Tacitus | The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.
Tacitus | They made a wasteland and called it peace.
Tao Te Ching | Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Tao Te Ching | Religion is the end of love and honesty, the beginning of confusion; faith is a colorful hope or fear, the origin of folly.
Ted Nelson | Any fool can use a computer. Many do.
Terry Pratchett | Sometimes, the best answer is a more interesting question
Terry Pratchett | That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?"'
Terry Pratchett | The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett, 'Pyramids' | What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: 'Why is it so dark in here?'
Terry Pratchett, 'The Truth' | There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather | Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
Terry Pratchett. | Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Texas politician, Spanish as a second language | If English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for them Mexicans.
the Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life | Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches.
The Earl Of Sandwich to John Wilkes | Sir, you will either die of the pox or on the gallows.
The Golden Rule Of Arts And Sciences | Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
The Last One's Law Of Program Generators | A program generator creates programs that are more "buggy" than the program generator.
The last words of Luther Burbank (1849-1926) | I don't feel good.
The law of inanimate reproduction | If you take something apart and put it back together again enough times, you will eventually have enough parts left over to build a second one.
The Law Of The Perversity Of Nature | You cannot determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.
The Sheriff of Nottingham | Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans! No more merciful beheadings! And call off Christmas!
The Warner Brothers (Animaniacs) | Early to rise, Early to bed, Makes a man healthy but socially dead.
Theodore Isaac Rubin | Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Roosevelt | Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official...
TheSong | Peace is over rated. Any slave can have peace. Just pick the cotton.
Thomas ? Kempis | Know all and you will pardon all.
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) | I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Brackett Reed | They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle | Why tell me that a man is a fine speaker, if it is not the truth that he is speaking?
Thomas della Peruta | Our children are not born to hate, they are raised to hate.
Thomas Edison | All Bibles are man-made.
Thomas Edison | I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.
Thomas Edison | Someday man will imprison the power of the sun, release atomic power, and harness the rise and fall of the tides. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas Hardy | Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
Thomas Hobbes | True and false are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither truth nor falsehood.
Thomas Huxley | Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Huxley | Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) | I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson | He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Thomas Jefferson | I have examined all of the known superstitions of the world and I do not find in our superstitions of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all founded on fables and mythology. Christianity has made one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites.
Thomas Jefferson | In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
Thomas Jefferson | It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson | The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson | War is an instrument entirely insufficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jones | Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Paine | All natural institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine | Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst stage, an intolerable one.
Thomas Paine | The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion.
Thomas Sowell | When you start off by telling those who disagree with you that they are not merely in error but in sin, how much of a dialogue do you expect?
Thomas Szasz | Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Thomas Szasz | If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943 | I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Thyme's Law | Everything goes wrong at once.
Toby Gard, creator of Lara Croft. | If you want a girlfriend, avoid working in the computer games industry like the plague. If you work seven days a week, 15 hours a day for almost two years, with barely enough time for a pint, you have no time whatsoever for relationships. Plus computer-games makers are regarded as being about as hip and cool as abattoir workers.
Toilet-ceiling graffiti | If you can read this you're not aiming in the right direction.
Tom Cargill | The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
Tom Clancy | The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Lehrer | I know that there are people in this world who do not love their fellow human beings, and I hate people like that.
Tom N | When you philosophically oppose an entire power elite, you cannot help but sound like a conspiracy theorist. Social power is by nature a conspiracy.
Tom Robbins | Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
Tom Robbins | Religion is not merely the opium of the masses; it's the cyanide.
Tom Stoppard | It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
Tom Stoppard | We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.
Tommy Cooper | A blind bloke walks into a shop with a guide dog. He picks the Dog up and starts swinging it around his head. Alarmed, a shop assistant calls out: 'Can I help, sir?' 'No thanks,' says the blind bloke. 'Just looking.'
Tommy Cooper | It's strange, isn't it. You stand in the middle of a library and go 'aaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you. But you do the same thing on an aeroplane, and everyone joins in.
Tommy Cooper | Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
Tommy Cooper | So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'
Tommy Cooper | So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me "Can you give me a lift?" I said "Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.'
Tommy Cooper | So I was in my car, and I was driving along, and my boss rang up and he said 'You've been promoted'. And I swerved. And then he rang up a second time and said 'You've been promoted again'. And I swerved again. He rang up a third time and said 'You're managing director.' And I went into a tree. And a policeman came up and said 'What happened to you?' And I Said 'I careered off the road.'
Tommy Cooper | You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.'
trad | C combines all the power of assembly language with the ease of use of assembly language
Traditional Chinese curse | May your fondest wish be granted.
Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac | That's not writing; That's typing.
Turkish proverb | If you speak the truth, have one foot in the stirrup.
U Thant, Burmese UN Secretary General | In modern war there is no such thing as victor and vanquished... There is only a loser, and the loser is mankind.
Ulysses S. Grant | I never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Umberto Eco | I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski, when asked in court what his current profession was | My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.
Unknown - (disputed) | The same people that wrote the bible thought the world was flat.
unknown | 2 + 2 = 5, for extremely large values of 2.
Unknown | A bird in the hand makes it hard to blow your nose.
Unknown | A camel is a horse designed by a committee
Unknown | A closed mouth gathers no foot.
Unknown | A computer makes it possible to do, in half an hour, tasks which were completely unnecessary to do before.
Unknown | A good pun is its own reword.
unknown | A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light
Unknown | A radioactive cat has eighteen half-lives.
Unknown | All rights left. All lefts reserved. All reserves removed. All removes right.
Unknown | All things are possible, except skiing through a revolving door.
Unknown | Always remember you are a totally unique individual; just like everyone else.
Unknown | An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible.
Unknown | And the users exclaimed with a laugh and a taunt: 'It's just what we asked for but not what we want.'
unknown | Anyone who starts a sentence, 'With all due respect ...' is about to insult you.
unknown | ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI?!
unknown | Before C++ we had to code all of our bugs by hand; now we inherit them.
unknown | C++: an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog
Unknown | Cole's Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.
Unknown | Courage: Two cannibals having oral sex.
unknown | Deliver yesterday, code today, think tomorrow.
Unknown | Democracy is where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
Unknown | Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.
Unknown | Don't drive me crazy -- it's within walking distance.
Unknown | Don't sweat the petty things, just pet the sweaty things.
Unknown | Emulate your heros, but don't carry it too far.  Especially if they are dead.
Unknown | Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
Unknown | Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.
Unknown | Familiarity breeds children.
Unknown | Fundamentalists: believe 2+2=5 because It Is Written. Somewhere. They have a lot of trouble on their tax returns.
Unknown | Gentleman: Knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn't.
Unknown | Git yer guns, the liberal folks are gonna let the coloreds vote!
Unknown | Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw.
Unknown | I could not possibly fail to disagree with you less.
Unknown | I do not have a body, I am a body.
unknown | I don't approve of political jokes... I've seen too many of them get elected.
Unknown | I doubt, therefore I might be.
unknown | I have yet to meet a C compiler that is more friendly and easier to use than eating soup with a knife.
Unknown | I hope life isn't a big joke ... because I don't get it.
Unknown | I saw a human skull the other day. There was an inscription below it: ?Look long and hard at me, for I was once as you are and you will soon be as I am.?
Unknown | I'd stop eating chocolate, but I'm no quitter.
Unknown | I'm not under the alkafluence of inkahol that some thinkle peep I am. It's just the drunker I sit here the longer I get.
Unknown | I'm so poor I can't even pay attention.
Unknown | I'm trying to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my ass.
unknown | If all the economists in the world were laid end-to-end, they would still not reach a conclusion.
Unknown | If all the world's managers were laid end to end, it would be an improvement.
Unknown | If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee - that will do them in.
unknown | If economists were held in the same regard as medical practitioners, our courts would be overwhelmed with malpractice suits
Unknown | If electricity comes from electrons, does that mean that morality comes from morons?
unknown | If it wasn't for C, we'd be writing programs in BASI, PASAL, and OBOL.
Unknown | If it wasn't for lawyers, we wouldn't need them.
Unknown | If it wasn't for muscle spasms, I wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Unknown | If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
Unknown | If you believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.
unknown | Java, the best argument for Smalltalk since C++.
Unknown | Let him who takes the Plunge remember to return it by Tuesday.
unknown | Life would be so much easier if we could just see the source code.
Unknown | Love: The warm feeling you get towards someone who meets your neurotic needs.
unknown | May God grant me the grace to one day know the truth. Until then, may he spare me the company of those who've already found it.
Unknown | Militant atheists: "Oh for pity's sake. HERE. Two pebbles. Two more pebbles. FOUR pebbles. What is WRONG with you people?
Unknown | Moderate atheists: know that 2+2=4 but think it impolite to say so too loudly as people who think 2+2=5 might be offended.
Unknown | Moderate believers: live their lives on the basis that 2+2=4. But go regularly to church to be told that 2+2 once made 5, or will one day make 5, or in a very real and spiritual sense, should make 5.
unknown | Multitasking /adj./ 3 PCs and a chair with wheels?!
Unknown | My last cow just died, so I won't need your bull anymore.
Unknown | My opinions might have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
Unknown | Nine out of ten doctors agree that one out of ten doctors is an idiot.
Unknown | Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
Unknown | People who think they know everything greatly annoy those of us who do.
Unknown | Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Unknown | Real computer scientists despise the idea of actual hardware. Hardware has limitations, software doesn't. It's a real shame that Turing machines are so poor at I/O.
Unknown | Real punks help little old ladies across the street because it shocks more people than if they spit on the sidewalk.
Unknown | Save the whales! Collect the whole set!
Unknown | Sex is like air.  It's only a big deal if you can't get any.
Unknown | Smith & Wesson? the original point and click interface.
Unknown | Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood.
Unknown | Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
Unknown | Support your local Search and Rescue unit -- get lost.
Unknown | Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head.
Unknown | The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.
Unknown | The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.
Unknown | The company doesn't tell me what to say, and I don't tell them where to stick it.
unknown | The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'.
Unknown | The early worm deserves the bird.
unknown | The only one listening to both sides of an argument is the neighbor in the next apartment
Unknown | The study of non-linear physics is like the study of non-elephant biology.
Unknown | The world is divided into people who think they are right.
unknown | The years of peak mental activity are undoubtedly between the ages of four and eighteen.  At four we know all the questions, at eighteen all the answers.
Unknown | Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work. Practice is when something works, but you don't know why. Programmers combine theory and practice: Nothing works and they don't know why.
Unknown | There are many kinds of people in the world.  Are you one of them?
Unknown | They laughed when I said I'd be a comedian. They aren't laughing now.
Unknown | To understand a man you should walk a mile in his shoes. If what he says still bothers you that's ok because you'll be a mile away from him and you'll have his shoes.
Unknown | TV is called a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
Unknown | Two men were examining the output of the new computer in their department. After an hour or so of analyzing the data, one of them remarked: 'Do you realize it would take 400 men at least 250 years to make a mistake this big ?'
unknown | We are Dyslexia of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your ass will be laminated.
Unknown | We need either less corruption or more chance to participate in it.
Unknown | We totally deny the allegations, and we are trying to identify the allegators.
Unknown | When you've seen one non-sequitur, the price of tea in China.
Unknown | You can't rush good cooking, you can't rush babies out, and you can't rush software development
Unknown | You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
Unnamed Law | If it happens, it must be possible.
Upton Sinclair | It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair | Turn over the pages of history and read the damning record of the church's opposition to every advance in every field of science.
Ursula K. LeGuin | What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
Usenet signature | Linux is like living in a teepee. No Windows, no Gates, Apache in house.
Vassilis Epaminondou | If you kill one person you are a murderer. If you kill ten people you are a monster. If you kill ten thousand you are a national hero.
Verity Stob | The primary duty of an exception handler is to get the error out of the lap of the programmer and into the surprised face of the user. Provided you keep this cardinal rule in mind, you can't go far wrong.
Vernon Saunders Law | Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vidiu Platon | I don?t care if it works on your machine! We are not shipping your machine!
Vince Lombardi | We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
Virginia Woolf | On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Vladimir Nabokov | I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing everything.
Vladimir Nabokov | It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan. | Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Voltaire (1694-1778) | A witty saying proves nothing.
Voltaire (1694-1778) | Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Voltaire (1694-1778) | God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Voltaire | All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Voltaire | Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
Voltaire | If god created us in his image we have certainly returned the compliment.
Voltaire | In all the disputes, which have excited Christians against each other, Rome has invariably decided in favor of that opinion which tended most towards the suppression of the human intellect and the annihilation of the reasoning powers.
Voltaire | In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire | It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Voltaire | It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire | It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Voltaire | It is hard to free fools from chains they revere.
Voltaire | It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Voltaire | Men who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.
Voltaire | The best is the enemy of the good.
Voltaire | The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool.
Voltaire, deathbed, when asked to renounce Satan | Now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Von Clausewitz (1780-1831) | The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
W. Edwards Deming | Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.
W. Kelley | We are faced with an insurmountable opportunity.
W. Somerset Maugham, 1925 | To eat well in England, you should have breakfast three times a day.
W. Somerset Maugham. | Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W.A. Wulf | More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.
W.A. Wulf | More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.
W.B. Prescott | In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) | I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) | It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walter Kerr | He had delusions of adequacy.
Warren Zevon | I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Wayne Gretsky | Statistically one hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
WC Fields. | I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
Weiler's Law | Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do the work.
Weinberg The Psychology of Computer Programming | Naturally we feel that mentally ill people are not what we are looking for when we hire programmers - although there is no empirical data to support or contradict that view... Is it appropriate to give tests for mental illness to anyone applying for any kind of job?
Weinberg's Corollary | An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.
Weinberg's Law | If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977) | Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun | Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
Wes Smith. | Ketchup left overnight on dinner plates has a longer half-life than radioactive waste.
White Shield, Arikara | The color of the skin makes no difference. What is good and just for one is good and just for the other. And the Great Spirit made all men brothers.
Whitehead's Law | The obvious answer is always overlooked.
Whitney Young | The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Wil Shriner. | Everything is drive-through. In California, they even have a burial service called Jump-In-The-Box.
Wilcox's Law | A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.
Will Durant | Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) | I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
Will Rogers (1879-1935) | If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Will Rogers (1879-1935) | There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Rogers | Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers | You can't say civilizations don't advance, because they kill you in a new way in each war.
William Arthur Ward | The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Blum | A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but can?t afford an air force.
William Blum | A terrorist is someone who has a bomb, but doesn't have an air force.
William Congreve (1670-1729) | Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
William Drummond | He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
William Dugger | The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self.
William Ellery Channing | The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated.
William Ellery Channing | The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated.
William Faulkner about Ernest Hemingway | He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
William Faulkner | So long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice...
William Greider | Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others.
William H. Lecky | Contraction of theological influence has at once been the best measure, and the essential condition of intellectual advance.
William James | A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) | No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Kingdon Clifford | It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
William M. Holden | Hell is paved with good samaritans.
William Pitt | Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William R. Inge | A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
William Shakespeare | Oh, how bitter a thing is to look through another man's eye.
William Sunday. | If there is no Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretences.
Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) | Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
Winston Churchill commenting on the British use of poison gas against the Iraqis after World War I | I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good and it would spread a lively terror.
Winston Churchill | A modest little person, with much to be modest about.
Winston Churchill | He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Winston Churchill | To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
Winston Churchill, in response. | Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one.
Winston Churchill. | I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper | This isn't right, this isn't even wrong.
Wood's Axiom | As soon as a still-to-be-finished computer task becomes a life-or-death situation, the power fails.
Woodrow Wilson | The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodward's Law | A theory is better than its explanation.
Woody Allen (1935-) | I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Woody Allen | A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'.
Woody Allen | I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it's fantastic.
Woody Allen | I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
Woody Allen | I took a course in speed reading and was able to read War and Peace in twenty minutes.  It's about Russia.
Woody Allen | I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
Woody Allen | Love is the answer - but while you're waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions.
Woody Allen | There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen, From 'Annie Hall' 1977. | Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love .
Woody Allen, From 'Death' 1975. | It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen, From 'Without Feathers' 1976. | Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen. | As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen. | Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
Woody Allen. | Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
Woody Allen. | How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Woody Allen. | I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Woody Allen. | I was raised in the Jewish tradition, taught never to marry a Gentile woman, shave on a Saturday night and, most especially, never to shave a Gentile woman on a Saturday night.
Woody Allen. | I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.
Woody Allen. | It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen. | Not only is there no God, but you try getting a plumber at weekends.
Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.) | I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Xenocrates | I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Yale Kamisar, 1990. | Throughout American history, the government has said we're in an unprecedented crisis and that we must live without civil liberties until the crisis is over. It's a hoax.
Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back') | Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
Yogi Berra | Half this game is ninety percent mental.
Yogi Berra | You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra. | Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Zoroaster | Form no covetous desire, so that the demon of greediness may not deceive thee, and the treasure of the world may not be tasteless to thee.
Zymurgy's First Law Of Evolving System Dynamics | Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.

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