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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:39

"Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything." William of Ockham (1285-1349)

13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-14 (ESV)

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Original Source Unknown

"The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision." Unknown. Seen on Facebook and on DemocraticUnderground.com

"One of the reasons bridge continues to fascinate players all over the world is that, in order to become even sort of good at it, you have to be willing to be bad at it for a long time." David Owen, "Dirty Hands - A cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge," The New Yorker, March 7, 2016.

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

"Only a short time passes between memories of Pete." Tony Heatwole in an email dated 24 October 2012 on the passing of Richard E. ("Pete") Peterson, a mutual friend, on 16 August 2012

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” C. S. Lewis

"It's not wrong to have things. It's wrong when things have you." Pastor Jeff Crook, Blackshear Place Baptist Church 23 September 2012

"I'm a carnivore. Vegetables aren't food. Vegetables are what food eats." Dr. Emir Caner at Blackshear Place Baptist Church 16 September 2012

"Imagine how perfect the world would be if we could govern as well as we can investigate." Shepard Smith, Fox News Channel 8 June 2012

"What they do is spend your money and then claim to be compassionate." Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT) on the Sean Hannity Show, 2 August, 2011

"We saw the space shuttle moving across the sky faster than Obama from the truth." Neil Boortz, 21 July, 2011

"Foreign aid is taking money from poor people in a rich country and sending it to rich people in a poor country." Congressman Ron Paul on Your World with Neal Cavuto, 4 May, 2011

"The goal in America has always been to make the poor rich, not to make the rich poor." Art Laffer on the Neil Boortz Show 18 April, 2011

"There is room for anyone at the top. There is not room for everyone at the top." Neil Boortz

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." Ronald Reagan

"If a person is a Christian and tries to face up to the implications of what you say you believe, it's a pretty big thing. If you do it part time, you're not really living it." Brit Hume when asked what he wanted to do in retirement

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot, Christian Martyr

"There's nothing more frightening than raising kids because you're bluffing all the time." Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel 22 Dec, 2009

"In America we have three classes of people: producers, looters, and moochers." Neal Boortz

"I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.... The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics." Sarah Palin, "The 'Cap and Tax' Dead, End", The Washington Post, July 14, 2009

"Isn't it funny? Liberals are liberal about everything but liberty." Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Glenn Beck Program, 13 August, 2009

"When one politician won't lie about another politician, you know things that are really bad are about to happen." Glenn Beck, 25 June,2009

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." Ayn Rand

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson

"The future is not Big Government, Self-serving politicians, Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope. Spending a nation into generational debt is not an act of compassion. All politicians, including President Obama, are temporary stewards of this nation. It is not their task to remake the founding of this country. It is not their task to tear it apart and rebuild it in their image." Rush Limbaugh in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, February 28, 2009

“He [Barak Obama] is a dedicated anti-capitalist and the damage he can do to 230 years of hard work is immense. I don’t think survival is assured." Neal Boortz, WSB Radio, 27 February, 2009

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Ronald Reagan

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out." Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain

"Life in America shows that liberty, paired with law, is not to be feared. In a free society, diversity is not disorder. Debate is not strife. And dissent is not revolution. A free society trusts its citizens to seek greatness in themselves and their country." President George W. Bush

"This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism." Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain

"There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must." Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." Colin Powell

"Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided. But they are far better than certain kinds of peace." Theodore Roosevelt

“Right now, our strategy on gas prices is ‘Drive small cars and wait for the wind,’” a Democratic aide (9 July, 2008)

"It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." Sir Winston Churchill

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Sir Winston Churchill

"The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps." Benjamin Disraeli

"People with opinions take sides. Contrary to what you've heard, it's actually more important to stand for something than it is for everybody to 'just get along.'" Ann Coulter

"Bias, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. Facts are your firewall against bias." Tom Brokaw

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." John Piper

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Unknown

"God doesn't promise us life but He does promise us Eternity." Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary who died of colon cancer

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." Albert Einstein, On relativity

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice." Albert Einstein

"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax." Albert Einstein

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." Niels Bohr

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." Elbert Hubbard

"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." Robert Frost

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither." Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." Elbert Hubbard

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked." John Gall

Brasington's Ninth Law: A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned one will take only twice as long.

"A program is a spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages." Anon

"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents." Nathaniel Borenstein

"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window." Steve Wozniak

"I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them." Isaac Asimov

"As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications." Dave Parnas

"Programming is like sex: one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life." Michael Sinz

"Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals." Henry Spencer

"Don't get suckered in by the comments ... they can terribly be misleading." Dave Storer

"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

"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language." Larry Wall

"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." Joseph Weizenbaum

"If you're masochistic enough to program in Ada, we're not going to stop you." Matt Welsh

"Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature." Rich Kulawiec

"As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs." Maurice Wilkes

"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing." W. Edwards Deming

"One should always generalize. (Man muss immer generalisieren)" Carl Jacobi

"The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided." Casey Stengel

"Surprise me." Yogi Berra when asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried

"Half this game is 90% mental." Yogi Berra

"It ain't over 'till it's over." Yogi Berra

"It's d`ej`a vu all over again!" Yogi Berra

"Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting." Yogi Berra

"Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken." Yogi Berra

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra

"Buy a stock, if it goes up, sell it, if it goes down, don't buy it." Yogi Berra

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." Yogi Berra

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." Herbert Hoover

"Different things vary." Robert C. Clements

"Close is not goog enough." Thomas V. McTeague

"Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot but not acceptable for me to notice it?" Scott Adams in Dilbert 5/18/2008

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