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The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
-- Noelie Altito
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The Shuttle is now going five times the sound of speed.
-- Dan Rather, first landing of Columbia
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The six great gifts of an Irish girl are beauty, soft
voice, sweet speech, wisdom, needlework, and chastity.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
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The sixth shiek's sixth sheep's sick.
-- [just say that five times...]
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The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.
-- Judge Harold T. Stone
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The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.
-- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"
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The smiling Spring comes in rejoicing,
And surly Winter grimly flies.
Now crystal clear are the falling waters,
And bonnie blue are the sunny skies.
Fresh o'er the mountains breaks forth the morning,
The ev'ning gilds the oceans's swell:
All creatures joy in the sun's returning,
And I rejoice in my bonnie Bell.
The flowery Spring leads sunny Summer,
The yellow Autumn presses near;
Then in his turn come gloomy Winter,
Till smiling Spring again appear.
Thus seasons dancing, life advancing,
Old Time and Nature their changes tell;
But never ranging, still unchanging,
I adore my bonnie Bell.
-- Robert Burns, "My Bonnie Bell"
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The so-called "desktop metaphor" of today's workstations is instead an
"airplane-seat" metaphor. Anyone who has shuffled a lap full of papers
while seated between two portly passengers will recognize the difference --
one can see only a very few things at once.
-- Fred Brooks
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The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the
rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
-- Max Lerner
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The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and
tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will
have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy... neither its pipes nor
its theories will hold water.