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The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-- John Muir
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The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity;
the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a
military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and
private wealth was consecrated to the specious demands of charity and devotion;
and the soldiers' pay was lavished on the useless multitudes of both sexes
who could only plead the merits of abstinence and chastity.
-- Edward Gibbons, "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
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The climate of Bombay is such that its inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
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The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when they fill out a
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The closest to perfection a person ever comes
is when he fills out a job application form.
-- Stanley J. Randall
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The clothes have no emperor.
-- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.
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The coast was clear.
-- Lope de Vega
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The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his
-- Robert M. Hutchins
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The Commandments of the EE:
1: Beware of lightning that lurketh in an uncharged condenser
lest it cause thee to bounce upon thy buttocks in a most
2: Cause thou the switch that supplieth large quantities of juice to
be opened and thusly tagged, that thy days may be long in this
earthly vale of tears.
3: Prove to thyself that all circuits that radiateth, and upon
which the worketh, are grounded and thusly tagged lest they lift
thee to a radio frequency potential and causeth thee to make like
a radiator too.
4: Tarry thou not amongst these fools that engage in intentional
shocks for they are not long for this world and are surely