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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.
– Rich CookRate it:
Progress always involves risk you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
– Frederick WilcoxRate it:
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
– Bryant McGillRate it:
Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it.
– Karl KrausRate it:
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
– Robert F. KennedyRate it:
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
– George OrwellRate it:
Progress is not created by contented people.
– Frank TygerRate it:
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
– Robert A. HeinleinRate it:
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
Progress might have been all right once but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Progress might have been all right once, but it went on too long.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
– Walter BagehotRate it:
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
– George SantayanaRate it:
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George SantayanaRate it:
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905Rate it:
prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
– Don MarquisRate it:
Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
– Francis MarionRate it:
Promote yourself, but do not demote another.
– Israel SalanterRate it:
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
– Charles SimmonsRate it:
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
– Sir Arthur EddingtonRate it:
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
– Eric HofferRate it:
Propaganda is a soft weapon hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
– Jean AnouilhRate it:

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