The most important thing is this; to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we may become -Charles Dubois

We know what we are; but we know not what we may become –William Shakespeare

One of the biggest flaws in the common perception of the future is that the future is something that happens to us; not something we create -Micheal Anissimov

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us –Joseph Campbell

The big feature of human intelligence is not what it does when it works but what it does when its stuck –Marvin Minsky

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself –Galileo Galilei

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world –Archimedes

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment –Gauss

The best way to predict the future is to invent it –Alan Kay

Technology is part of the evolution of the human race.  It is neither divine nor diabolical.  It is up to us how we use it. –Deepak Chopra

Is all what we see or seem, but a dream within a dream –Edgar Allen Poe

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away –Philip K. Dick

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. –John Cage

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over –Hunter S. Thompson

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind –Timothy Leary

At one time through love all things come together into one, at another time, through strife’s hatred, they are borne each of them apart –Empedocles

Cogito, ergo sum –René Descartes

Cogito, facio fio

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past –Percy Bysshe Shelley

As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become – Jean-Paul Sartre

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right –Laurens Van der Post

Sapere aude –Horace

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy about telescopes –E.W. Dijkstra

If you invent a breakthrough in artificial intelligence so machines can learn, that is worth 10 Microsofts –Bill Gates

Nature and Nature’s Laws lay hid in Night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was Light –Alexander Pope

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life –Pythagoras

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy –Hamlet

All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them –Walt Disney

The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed –William Gibson

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated – Rosalind Franklin

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done –Alan Turing

The unexamined life is not worth living –Socrates

Science is organized knowledge; Wisdom is organized life –Immanuel Kant

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers –Alfred Lord Tennyson

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world –Arthur Schopenhauer

The man who has no imagination has no wings –Muhammad Ali

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others –Confucius

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years –John von Neumann

The reasonable man adapts 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

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away –Henry David Thoreau

Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences –Freeman Dyson

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines –Claude Shannon

I will proclaim to the world the deeds of Gilgamesh – Gilgamesh

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness –Franz Kafka

Men pass away, but their deeds abide –Augustin Louis Cauchy

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest –Benjamin Franklin

The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it –Mark Weiser

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless –Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Which statement seems more true: (1) I have a brain (2) I am a brain –Douglas R. Hofstadter

People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age –John Doerr

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler,… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost

Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future is not ours to see. Que sera, sera. –Doris Day

Dreams are real while they last; can we say more of life? –Havelock Ellis

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true –John C. Lilly

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do –Leonardo da Vinci

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future. –George Orwell

Oceania and Eurasia are at war. Oceania and Eurasia have always been at war. Oceania and Eurasia will always be at war. –1984

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge –Copernicus

Life is not an exact science, it is an art -Samuel Butler

If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living – Henri Poincaré

No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is suppose they are like himself. –John Steinbeck

I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite space – Hamlet

The further backward you look, the further forward you can see –Winston Churchill

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God –Euclid

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine –Sir Arthur Eddington

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before –Dwight D. Eisenhower

The future enters into us in order to transform itself in us long before it happens –Rainer Maria Rilke

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane –Nikola Tesla

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish –Richard Dawkins

Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves –Carl Sagan

If we don’t end war, war will end us –H. G. Wells

Do not assume more variables than necessary –William of Ockam

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently-Warren Buffett

What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us? –Frank Herbert

The future ain’t what it used to be –Yogi Berra

Transcendence is the belief that you can win, break even, or get out of the game –Clay Shirky

Prediction is very difficult, especially if its about the future –Niels Bohr

The empires of the future are empires of the mind –Winston Churchill

What you are looking for is who is looking –Francis of Assisi

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion –Georg Hegel

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. –Bertrand Russell

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. –Bertrand Russell

What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence –Ludwig Wittgenstein

It’s impossible for me to say one word about all that music has meant
to me in my life. How, then, can I hope to be understood-Ludwig Wittgenstein

The major advances in civilization all but wreck the civilizations in which they occur –Alfred North Whitehead

Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve –Jules Verne

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me –Isaac Newton

Do not use force to conquer the universe; this only creates resistance. War is evil. Even in victory there is no beauty –Tao

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you freeJohn 8:32

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him –John Locke

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them –David Hume

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion –Jack Kerouac

The important thing is not to stop questioning –Albert Einstein

How vast those stars must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the theater upon which all our mighty designs, all our navigations, and all our wars are transacted, is when compared to them –Christiaan Huygens

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them –Henry David Thoreau

Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do –José Ortega y Gasset

Any powerful technology can be abused. –K. Eric Drexler

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well –René Descartes

What is the universe doing questioning itself via one of its smallest products? -D.E. Jenkins

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. –Ernest Hemmingway

The universe protects us from the inherent unpredictability of singularities by hiding them from our view –Roger Penrose

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil –Plato

Man will not merely endure; he will prevail. –William Faulkner

The role of the infinitely small is infinitely large –Louis Pasteur

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge –Stephen Hawking

There are a lot of puzzles in physics… and I want to understand them… Einstein said he wanted to know what was on God’s mind when he made the world. I don’t think he was a religious man, but I know what he means –Leonard Susskind

Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you –Project 2501

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood –HL Mencken

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free –Michelangelo

A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, and pavement stars, as stars to thee appear; Seen in the galaxy, that milky way, which nightly as a circling zone, thou seest powder’d with stars –John Milton

So many different people to be -Donovan

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world –Paul Dirac

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage –Thucydides

People have spoken about how computer networks have flattened the world, But it’s more than that, distance is vanishing and the world is now shrinking to a single point. -Larry Smarr

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale – Marie Curie

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It… stands at the cradle of true art and true science –Albert Einstein

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do –Voltaire

Let these be the guidestones to an age of reason –Georgia Guidestones

At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed –Edwin Hubble

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them –Werner Heisenberg

Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge… It has nothing to do with the individual –Erwin Schrödinger

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness –Allen Ginsberg

What I cannot create, I do not understand –Richard Feynman

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth –Ptolemy

Originality is merely an illusion –M.C. Escher

Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it –Salvador Dalí

Even his griefs are a joy, long after, to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured –Homer

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities –Sophocles

If every instrument could accomplish its own work … chief workmen would not need servants, nor master slaves –Aristotle

So long as the mother, ignorance, lives, it is not safe for science, the offspring, to divulge the hidden cause of things –Johannes Kepler

Always listen to experts; They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why; Then do it –Robert Heinlein

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest –Isaac Asimov

If a scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong –Arthur C. Clarke

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing –Sigmund Freud

Before the invention of writing, almost every insight was happening for the first time. When you are at the beginning, everything is new. In our era almost everything we do is done with the awareness of what has been done before –Vernor Vinge

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything – Samuel Johnson

Know thyself – Unknown

God is a hacker; not an engineer –Francis Crick

Science isn’t an esoteric discipline like Alchemy; It is not an exclusive craft reserved for nobles locked away in their palaces; Science exists in reality, and can be harnessed by anyone; If it’s not used by people then what is it for; Humanity is awaiting the benefits of science –Eddie Steam

If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then it must be said that our love is scientific as well –L’Eve Future

Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love –Mel Brooks

I have a policy not to talk about myself, it isn’t very interesting –Ritsuko Akagi

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change –Charles Darwin

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges –Tim Berners Lee

Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed –Krishna

I love music… how it can make our emotions flow; how it can change the way we think; the way we love; the way we express ourselves -Omid 16B

The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward. –Paul Allen

You must be the change you wish to see in the world –Gandhi

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence –John F. Kennedy

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty –Stephen King

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men –John Dalberg-Acton

It is necessary to speak and to think what is; for being is, but nothing is not –Parmenides

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it –Pablo Picasso

When in doubt, use brute force –Ken Thompson

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility –Albert Einstein

A clever person solves a problem; a wise person avoids it –Albert Einstein

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation –Oscar Wilde

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys –
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Only as an aesthetic phenomenon is existence and the world justified – Nietzsche

If you didn’t record it, it didn’t happen -Larry Zana

If only a favoured segment of the population gets a chance to enjoy the advantage of on-line technology, the network may exaggerate the discontinuity in the spectrum of intellectual opportunity. –J.C.R Licklider

If it’s life that your running from; there’s no better place -Cassius

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it –Robert Oppenheimer

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one – John Lennon

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos –Stephen Jay Gould

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance – Ray Bradbury

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it –Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all –Charles Babbage

The historian of science may be tempted to exclaim that when paradigms change, the world itself changes with them. – Thomas Kuhn

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. –Friedrich Nietzsche

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do –Epictetus

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver; No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or a field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors of troops –Joseph Weizenbaum

Given eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe –Abraham Lincoln

The bane of my existence is doing things that I know the computer could do for me –Dan Connolly

Judge a tree from its fruit; not from its leaves –Euripides

The future doesn’t belong to the faint-hearted; it belongs to the brave –Ronald Reagan

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths –Julius Caesar

Could we, just for a moment, please stop being afraid of every thing we don’t fully understand? This is science, not science fiction. Let’s learn what there is before we hide under our beds from it. -M. Youngstown

I find out what the world needs. Than I go ahead and try to invent it –Thomas Edison

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants –Isaac Newton

If you make a general statement, a programmer says, ‘Yes, but…’; while a designer says, ‘Yes, and…’ -André Bensoussan

Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death –Wernher von Braun

The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. – T. H. Huxley

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth – Arthur Conan Doyle

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted –Aldous Huxley

Carpe diem –Horace

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all –Noam Chomsky

God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness –Genesis

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas –Joseph Stalin

I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds –Robert Oppenheimer

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be – Euler

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity –Robert J. Hanlon

Like buried treasures, the outposts of the universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times… –George Ellery Hale

To you everything thats happening in the world appears to be phony to be something other than what it is right? – J.D. Salinger

Insanity’s definition: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results –Albert Einstein

Nothing gold can stay –Robert Frost

The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them –Albert Einstein

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. –Francis Bacon

It is not enough to do your best: you must know what to do, and THEN do your best –W. Edwards Deming

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge –Enrico Fermi

A leader is best when people barely know that he exists; Less good when they obey and acclaim him; Worse when they fear and despise him; Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you; But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did this ourselves.’ –Lao-Tzu

Curiosity is the lust of the mind –Thomas Hobbes

The questions you avoid may be the ones you need to consider most –Gregory Stock

The man who dies rich dies disgraced –Andrew Carnegie

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; and it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation. –Vannevar Bush

It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is easy to recognize as falsehood –Albert Einstein

A hundred times a day I remind myself that inner and outer lives are based on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received –Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler –Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of imagination has meant more to me than my talken for absorbing absolute knowledge –Albert Einstein

The performance improvement to be gained from improving one part of a system is limited by the fraction of the time the improved part can be used –Amdahl’s Law

If it can happen, it will happen –Murphy’s Law

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered,
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives,
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win some false friends and some true enemies,
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten tomorrow,
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight,
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous,
Be happy anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be good enough.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway –Mother Theresa

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