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If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get
the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in
college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural
method of teaching what each wishes to learn, and insisting that you shall
learn what you have no taste or capacity for. The college, which should
be a place of delightful labor, is made odious and unhealthy, and the
young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits.
I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not
by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise
instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the
attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools,
not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to
put on a professor.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If the designers of X-window built cars, there would be no fewer than five
steering wheels hidden about the cockpit, none of which followed the same
principles -- but you'd be able to shift gears with your car stereo. Useful
-- From the programming notebooks of a heretic, 1990.
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If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?
-- Robert Moses
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If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical
would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
-- Doug Larson
[Not to mention, butterfly would be flutterby. Ed.]
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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
-- Albert Einstein
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If the future isn't what it used to be, does that
mean that the past is subject to change in times to come?
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If the girl you love moves in with another guy once, it's more than enough.
Twice, it's much too much. Three times, it's the story of your life.
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If the government doesn't trust the people, why
doesn't it dissolve them and elect a new people?
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If the grass is greener on other side of fence,
consider what may be fertilizing it.
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If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it,
we would be so simple we couldn't.