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The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at
least until we've finished building it.
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The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature
is to build better mice.
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The gods gave man fire and he invented fire engines. They gave him
love and he invented marriage.
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THE GOLDEN RULE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The one who has the gold makes the rules.
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"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."
-- St. Augustine
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The good die young -- because they see it's no use living if you've got
to be good.
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The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of
statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are
extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive
displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every
case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts
down anything he damn well pleases.
-- Sir Josiah Stamp
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The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all
who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.
-- Benjamin Franklin.
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The Great Bald Swamp Hedgehog:
The Great Bald Swamp Hedgehog of Billericay displays, in
courtship, his single prickle and does impressions of Holiday Inn desk
clerks. Since this means him standing motionless for enormous periods
of time he is often eaten in full display by The Great Bald Swamp
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
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The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men
of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis