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 +  * [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Wordsworth|William Wordsworth]] said during the French Revolution:
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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."​ [[http://​www.berthon.eu/​ice_and_fire/?​p=97|J-C Berthon, 2007]]   * "​Products and customers are bound to the commercial world, whilst projects and users belong to the free world."​ [[http://​www.berthon.eu/​ice_and_fire/?​p=97|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 [[http://​www.linuxpowertop.org/​known.php|Linux PowerTop/​Intel maintainers]]
 +  * "​I'​m not old, I'm a kid with wrinkles!"​ Unknown
 +  * "​[[http://​www.magical-world.info/​albums/​album/​72157604420973324/​photo/​2394863939/​Sydney-The-sign-says-it-all.html|Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese]]."​ Billie Burke
 +  * Quote by Mahatma Gandhi:
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 +  "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."
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 +  * "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."​ [[https://​twitter.com/​Grady_Booch/​status/​381944768361537536|Grady Booch]]
 +  * Quote not attributed:
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 +  "​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.
  
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