Here are some of my favourite quotations, ranging from the humorous to the more serious. The registered version of the software available here for download, boasts 5000+ exceedingly brilliant quotations on the most varied subjects.
A "quotation" is usually a short text - perhaps one or two sentences - written or spoken by one (usually famous) person and often repeated or at least known by others. Every language has its famous quotations, and they range from highly amusing to deadly serious. Often they express a deep truth in a short, clever way - even the amusing ones.
For a light hearted study information on quotations,
their use and plagiarism, this page by Martin Porter makes interesting
reading - http://www.tartarus.org/~martin/essays/burkequote2.html
Don't marry for money, you can borrow it cheaper.
I have learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy." F. Scott Fitzgerald
'It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.' - Sir Thomas Brown
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.-Confucius
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the
foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) - The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
Your job is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give
yourself to it.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
It is the mark of a superior man that, left to himself, he is able
interest, and entertain himself out of his personal stock of meditations, ideas, criticism. memories, philoshopy, humor and what not.
George Jean Nathan
The other shape,
If shape it might be call'd that shape had none
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd,
For each seem'd either,--black it stood as night,
Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell,
And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head
The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Satan was now at hand.
John Milton (1608-1674)
"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from
the old ones."
John Maynard Keynes on progress.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own
reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that
cannot read them.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Remember, half the people you know are below average.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people
are right more than half of the time.
E. B. White
Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
The best man in his dwelling loves the earth.
In his heart, he loves what is profound.
In his associations, he loves humanity.
In his words, he loves faithfulness.
In government, he loves order.
In handling affairs, he loves competence.
In his activities, he loves timeliness.
It is because he does not compete that he is without reproach.
Lao-Tzu (fl. B.C. 600)
Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we get.
"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."
"You seem to have more than the average share of intelligence
for a man of your background," sneered the lawyer at a witness
on the stand.
"If I wasn't under oath, I'd return the compliment," replied the witness.
It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter. (Nathaniel S Borenstein)
Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected
without, I thought, proper consideration.