Quotes Collected During Fall 2007 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT's quote collection during the Fall 2007 semester.

There is no education like adversity.
-- Benjamin Disraeli (01804-01881) { British Conservative statesman and literary figure; more... } [education]

None of these bots are sophisticated enough to start taking
the kids to soccer practice, but the degree of technological
improvement that I have witnessed since the early trials of
the 2004 Grand Challenge is nothing short of miraculous.

-- Mark Sedenquist { founder, publisher, and managing editor of RoadTrip America®; more... } [future]

Believe that you have it, and you have it.
-- Latin Proverb {proverb: truth based on common sense or practical experience} [life]

Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
-- Dale Carnegie (01888-01955) { American write/self-improvement guru; more... } [encouragement]

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
-- Dale Carnegie (01888-01955) { American write/self-improvement guru; more... } [success]

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
-- Randy Pausch (01960-?????) { Dr. Pausch is a CS professor at CMU; more... } [experience]

When working toward the solution of a problem,
it always helps if you know the answer.

-- Paul Dickson (?????-?????) { American freelance writer; more... } [life]

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you
recognize a mistake when you make it again.

-- Paul Dickson (?????-?????) { American freelance writer; more... } [experience]

Rowe's Rule: the odds are five to six that the light at the
end of the tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train.

-- Paul Dickson (?????-?????) { American freelance writer; more... } [fate]

This is my son. He's a doctor, but not the kind who helps people.
-- Randy Pausch's mom (01960-?????) { Dr. Pausch is a CS professor at CMU; more... } [education]

The current myth that engineering and computer science degrees
are less useful because all the jobs are going to India and China
is silliness; ignore it.

-- Marc Andreessen (01971-?????) { programmer/entrepreneur; blogged on 10/2/2007; more... } [education]

Often wrong, never in doubt.
-- Marc Andreessen (01971-?????) {programmer/entrepreneur; Mosaic/Opsware/Ning; more...} [confidence]

You have to eat well, be well housed, have a screw from time
to time, smoke your pipe and drink your coffee in peace.

-- Vicent van Gogh (01853-01890) { Dutch artist; more... } [life]

[...] future events such as these will affect you in the future.
-- Jeron Criswell King (01907-01982) {American psychic; from Plan 9 from Outer Space; more...} [future]

If I had been good at making estimates of how long something
was going to take, I never would have started.

-- Donald Knuth (01938-?????) { The Art of Computer Programming; more... } [time]

It has often been said that a person does not really understand
something until he teaches it to someone else. Actually a person
does not really understand something until he can teach it to a
computer, i. e., express it as an algorithm. The attempt to formalize
things as algorithms leads to a much deeper understanding than if we
simply try to comprehend things in the traditional way.

-- Donald Knuth (01938-) {computer scientist at Stanford University; more...} [education]

Long before the year 2000, the entire antiquated structure
of college degrees, majors and credits will be a shambles.

-- Alvin Toffler (01928-?????) { American writer/futurist; more... } [education]

The Internet will catastrophically collapse in 1996.
-- Robert Metcalfe (01946-?????) { inventor of Ethernet; more... } [Internet]

640,000 bytes of memory ought to be enough for anybody.
-- Bill Gates (01955-?????) { Gates quoted in 01981; more... } [computing]

The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously
considered as a means of communication.

-- Western Union executive (01876) { AT&T History: Inventing the Telephone } [telephone]

Opposites are not contradictory but complementary.
-- Niels Bohr (01885-01962) { Danish physicist; more... } [opposites]

The idea that ideas can be dangerous.
-- Daniel Gilbert (01957-?????) { Harvard psychologist; What is your dangerous idea?; more... } [ideas]

Without labor nothing prospers.
-- Sophocles (496BC-406BC) {ancient Greek tragedian; more...} [work/labor]

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
can never go back to its old dimensions.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (01841-01935) {American jurist; US Supreme Court 01902-01932; more...} [learning]

What do the ancient purveyors of physical immortality
all have in common? They are all dead.

-- S Jay Olshansky { BBC.co.uk:: 'Don't fall for the cult of immortality' } [future]

I think the first person to live to 1,000 might be 60 already.
-- Aubrey de Grey (01963-?????) {quoted 02004; computer scientist/biomedical gerontologist; more...} [future]

A Human is a biological human person as that term is understood
in the year 2001 whose intelligence has not been enhanced through
the use of machine (i.e., nonbiological) intelligence, whether used
externally (e.g., the use of an external computer) or internally (e.g.,
neural implants). A Human may not be genetically enhanced (through the
use of genetic engineering) beyond the level of human beings in the year 2001.

-- Long Bet #1 (02001-02029) {long term bet between Kapor and Kurzweil; LongBets.org/1} [future]

Confidence comes not from always being right but
from not fearing to be wrong.

-- Peter T. Mclntyre (01910-01995) {New Zealand painter and author; more...} [confidence]

In spite of all the money I've made in the last 50 years
and all the money I've spent, it's frightening to consider
how little I know about money.

-- Andy Rooney (01919-?????) { American radio and television writer; more... } [money]

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly
being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

-- George Will (01941-?????) { columnist, journalist and author; more... } [pessimist]

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Created: 06 August 2007
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