Quotes and Conundrums

"No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails. And those who cry `appease, appease' are hanged by those they try to please."

Hiram Mann

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."

Alexander Graham Bell

"The belief that the world was made for man is like the clam saying the same thing."

Mark Twain

"I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine."

Bertrand Russell

"Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves."

Alan Kay

"If those in charge of our society politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."

Howard Zinn

"...the human brain has a natural tendency to pattern-match - to ignore the old dictum 'correlation does not imply causation' and stubbornly persist in associating proximate phenomena. If two things coexist, the brain often tells us, they must be related."

Amy Wallace

"The plural of anecdote is not data."

Frank Kotsonis

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