Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Some Quotations

Recently I had the chance to read some Quotations by some great men.... and women ofcourse. Here are some of the ones which I liked. You may read the whole list here. (Basically this guy was threating with a © Copyright Notice so I had to give his site's URL)

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
[I am thinking of including this in my mail signature and really giving it a serious thought...]

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
[Niether am I Mr. Einstein]

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei
[To each his own reason]

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
[Mr. Jefferson... If u were lucky enough u needn't work.]

"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode"
[And each problem which I solve forms the base of a subsequent problem]

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
[Damn right I am]

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
[I have been practising that long before I read that]

"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."
- George Burns (1896-1996)

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
[It never is]

"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense."
- Edsgar Dijkstra
[Lolz... ]

"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
[I love this one... m sure the techies would understand]

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
- Paul Erdos (1913-1996)
[So is a software engineer... turning coffee into software]

"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."
- Paul Erdos (1913-1996)
[Yeah....and before they go they stare deep down my eyes and with a Schwarzeneggerish voice "I'll be back"]

"Dancing is silent poetry."
- Simonides (556-468bc)
[two words ....Umrao Jaan]

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
- unknown

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
[Next in line - Keyboards]

"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself."
- Anais Nin (1903-1977)
[right said gal.. way to go]

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
- Frank Zappa
[U bet!!]

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
- Carl Sagan

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
- C. A. R. Hoare
[I swear]

"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before."
- Mae West (1892-1980)
[Same here]

"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
- Gloria Leonard
[Well said!!]

"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."
- Robert Orben

"I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television."
- Gore Vidal
[Niether would I... GOD are u listening??]

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."
- Woody Allen (1935-)

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy

"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
- Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair


Kanupriya said...

they were good, and new too - quite a number of them.
I specially loved the ones by Woody Allen and tom Clancy. :-D

~Lord Anshul said...

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~Lord Anshul said...

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