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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, read more

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

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Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.

Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.

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Hamming's Motto: The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

Hamming's Motto: The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

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A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people read more

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.

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Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
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Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

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The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

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The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

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Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

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If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood read more

If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.

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