`Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman’s cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.’
Thomas H. Huxley (1825 – 1895)

`People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.’
Lao-tzu (604 BC – 531 BC), The Way of Lao-tzu

`In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.’
Paul Dirac (1902 – 1984)

`Much learning does not teach understanding.’
Heraclitus (540 BC – 480 BC), On the Universe

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.’
Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888), ‘God and the Bible,’ 1875

`Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.’
Horace (65 BC – 8 BC), Odes

`The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.’
Herbert Spencer (1820 – 1903)

`Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.’
Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931), Harper’s Monthly, 1932

`Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.’
B. F. Skinner (1904 – 1990), New Scientist, May 21, 1964

`In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.’
John C. Dvorak


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