|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1841 of 2171|
To the landlord belongs the doorknobs.
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1842 of 2171|
To Theodore Roosevelt:
You are like the Wind and I like the Lion. You form the Tempest.
The sand stings my eyes and the Ground is parched. I roar in defiance but
you do not hear. But between us there is a difference. I, like the lion,
must remain in my place. While you, like the wind, will never know yours.
Mulay Hamid El Raisuli
Lord of the Riff
Sultan to the Berbers
Last of the Barbary Pirates
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1843 of 2171|
To thine own self be true.
(If not that, at least make some money.)
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1844 of 2171|
To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is
-- Eugene Ionesco
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To those accustomed to the precise, structured methods of conventional
system development, exploratory development techniques may seem messy,
inelegant, and unsatisfying. But it's a question of congruence:
precision and flexibility may be just as disfunctional in novel,
uncertain situations as sloppiness and vacillation are in familiar,
well-defined ones. Those who admire the massive, rigid bone structures
of dinosaurs should remember that jellyfish still enjoy their very
secure ecological niche.
-- Beau Sheil, "Power Tools for Programmers"
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1846 of 2171|
TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DESIRE IT, I GRANT YOU MADRAK'S BLESSING:
Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care
what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you
may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness.
Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else be required
to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the
destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted
or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your
receving said benefit.
I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between
yourself and that which may have an interest in the matter of your receving
as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may
in some way be influenced by this ceremony.
-- Roger Zelazny, "Creatures of Light and Darkness"
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1847 of 2171|
To understand a program you must become both the machine and the program.
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1848 of 2171|
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what
he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1849 of 2171|
To use violence is to already be defeated.
-- Chinese proverb
|Freebsd Fortunes 6: 1850 of 2171|
To whom the mornings are like nights,
What must the midnights be!
-- Emily Dickinson (on hacking?)