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Jean-Christophe Berthon
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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!
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   * "In order to be old and wise you need to be young and stupid first."​ Unknown   * "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]]
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   * "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"​ Sir Isaac Newton   * "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 +  * "**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//​ +  * "**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.+  * "**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   * "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   * "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win." Mahatma Gandhi
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   * "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   * "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   * "​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+  * "**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   * "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+  * "**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   * "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]]
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 +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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