265; 12020 H.E.

There are no bad questions, only horrible answers

260; 12020 H.E.

Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with.

— Woody Allen

259; 12020 H.E.

Man plans, God laughs

257; 12020 H.E.

No good deed goes unpunished.

256; 12020 H.E.

There are no sides in this world, only players

249; 12020 H.E.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

— Aristotle

248; 12020 H.E.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

— Bruce Lee

247; 12020 H.E.

Those who abjure violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.

— George Orwell

241; 12020 H.E.

Misery is wasted on the miserable.


238; 12020 H.E.

Almost nothing great has ever been done in the world except by the genius and firmness of a single man combating the prejudices of the multitude.

— Voltaire, correspondence with Catherine the Great

237; 12020 H.E.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

— Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

236; 12020 H.E.

Вот как нам писать. Пушкин приступает прямо к делу. Другой бы начал описывать гостей, комнаты, а он вводит в действие сразу

— Л. Н. Толстой (запись в дневнике С. А. Толстой от 19 марта 1873).

232; 12020 H.E.

"Internally, Emacs still belives it’s a text program, and we pretend Xt is a text terminal, and we pretend GTK is an Xt toolkit. It’s a fractal of delusion."

— marai2 (Hackernews comments)

230; 12020 H.E.

Against stupidity the very gods; Themselves contend in vain.

— Friedrich Schiller

226; 12020 H.E.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

— Oscar Wilde

223; 12020 H.E.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

— Oscar Wilde

222; 12020 H.E.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

219; 12020 H.E.

Let us cultivate our garden.

— Candide

214; 12020 H.E.

Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn’t there, and finding it.

— Oscar Wilde

213; 12020 H.E.

In all the known history of Mankind, advances have been made primarily in physical technology; in the capacity of handling the inanimate world about Man. Control of self and society has been left to to chance or to the vague gropings of intuitive ethical systems based on inspiration and emotion. As a result no culture of greater stability than about fifty-five percent has ever existed, and these only as the result of great human misery.

— Isaac Asimov

212; 12020 H.E.

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

— Isaac Asimov

207; 12020 H.E.

Excessive bureaucracy is the start of the fall of any civilization

206; 12020 H.E.

Все счастливые семьи похожи друг на друга, каждая несчастливая семья несчастлива по-своему.

— Leo Tolstoy

205; 12020 H.E.

It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.

— Janov Pelorat, Foundation’s Edge

204; 12020 H.E.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

— Arthur C. Clarke

203; 12020 H.E.

If this is the solution, I want my problem back.

— nosystemd.org

202; 12020 H.E.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

— Oscar Wilde

201; 12020 H.E.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right

— Isaac Asimov

199; 12020 H.E.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

— Voltaire

197; 12020 H.E.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

— Isaac Asimov

196; 12020 H.E.

Committee, n.:

A group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

– Fred Allen

Monday, July 6th, 2020

"When I picture it in my head I think of the early web as more of a library. Over time it has transitioned into a shopping mall."

– chris_f (Hacker News comments)

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

In each of us sleeps a genius… and his sleep gets deeper everyday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The galaxies hum the shape and form in their essence. That is their secret.

The particles whisper of the nature of proper interactions. That is their game.

And during a storm, in the forest, on the right night, it is no secret that the leaves all sing of God.

– Exurb1a, The Fifth Science

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either. – Mark Twain

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce. – Scott McKay