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    Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
    But to be young was very heaven!
  • “In order to be old and wise you need to be young and stupid first.” Unknown
  • “Products and customers are bound to the commercial world, whilst projects and users belong to the free world.” J-C Berthon, 2007
  • “Linux is a fast moving project, with very fast evolving components. If you're using an older distribution, older than 4 to 6 months (and anything with “Enterprise” in the name is by definition old), please consider going to a newer distribution.” by Linux PowerTop/Intel maintainers
  • “I'm not old, I'm a kid with wrinkles!” Unknown
  • Quote by Mahatma Gandhi:
"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises.
 He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him.
 He is not an interruption in our work - he is the purpose of it.
 We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to serve him."
  • “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” Sir Isaac Newton
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” Bil Keane
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr. in A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
  • In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thomas A. Edison
  • “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.” John Maeda
  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein
  • “Never memorize something that you can look up.” Albert Einstein
  • If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” attributed to Henry Ford
  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
  • “The one who says it can't be done should not interrupt the one who is doing it.” Unattributed
  • A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” D. Adams
  • “Today, most software exists, not to solve a problem, but to interface with other software.” Ian O. Angell
  • “On a visit to the NASA space center, President Kennedy spoke to a man sweeping up in one of the buildings. “What's your job here?” asked Kennedy. “Well Mr. President,” the janitor replied, “I'm helping to put a man on the moon”.” Anonymous
  • Testing can show the presence of errors, but not their absence.” E. Dijkstra
  • “Giving the Linus Torvalds Award to the Free Software Foundation is a bit like giving the Han Solo Award to the Rebel Alliance.” R. Stallman
  • “In the age of iTunes, an age that eschews the album, knowing an artist is like knowing a great author by reading only their best paragraphs.” Grady Booch
  • Quote not attributed:
"Lorsque les nazis sont venus chercher les communistes,
 je n’ai rien dit,
 je n’étais pas communiste.  
 Lorsqu’ils ont enfermé les sociaux-démocrates,
 je n’ai rien dit,
 je n’étais pas social-démocrate.  
 Lorsqu’ils sont venus chercher les syndicalistes,
 je n’ai rien dit,
 je n’étais pas syndicaliste.  
 Lorsqu’ils sont venus me chercher,
 il ne restait plus personne
 pour protester."

A few unattributed Chinese proverbs:

  • He who asks is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
  • Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
  • Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.
perso/quotes.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/03 19:51 by Jean-Christophe Berthon