Quotes Collected During Winter Break 2011-2012

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Winter Break 2011-2012. The most recently added quotes are displayed first. Note: There were 1151 quotes in the GDT::Quote collection when this collection was started.

Throughout my lifetime, politicians and pundits have constantly moaned
about terrifying problems facing America. Yet our citizens now live an
astonishing six times better than when I was born.

-- Warren Buffett (01930-) {Buffett quoting an unknown wise man; more...} [life]

A young man passes from our public schools to the universities,
ignorant of almost every branch of useful knowledge.

-- Charles Babbage (01791-01871) {English mathematician; "father of the computer"; more...} [education]

The whole of arithmetic now appeared within the grasp of mechanism.
-- Charles Babbage (01791-01871) {English mathematician; "father of the computer"; more...} [computing]

Propose to an Englishman any principle, or any instrument, however
admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the English
mind is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility
in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will
pronounce it impossible: if you peel a potato with it before his eyes,
he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple. Impart
the same principle or show the same machine to an American or to one
of our Colonists, and you will observe that the whole effort of his mind
is to find some new application of the principle, some new use for
the instrument.

-- Charles Babbage (01791-01871) {English mathematician; "father of the computer"; more...} [Americans]

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
-- David T. Wolf (01943-) {I don't know David T. Wolf.} [life]

It takes capital to be a venture capitalist.
[or...] It's hard being a venture capitalist sans capital.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [investing]

QOTW::Fall Semester 2011

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 December 2011
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST