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About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain read more

About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.

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Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground read more

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

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The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and read more

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine dollars for the right to speak it.

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

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

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A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the read more

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.

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There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

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Art and science have their meeting point in method.

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

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Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's read more

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

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The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the read more

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.

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