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I beg your pardon

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. – Robert McCloskey

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Specification for a Specification

A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5×11 inch paper cannot be understood. – Mark Ardis

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Freedom of the Press

As A. J. Liebling put it: Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one. I wonder how he’d modernize that quote today, where almost anyone can say anything and reach almost everyone with the internet. And for … Continue reading

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Dirty versus Clean

You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. – Cecil Baxter Words to live by. Especially when you don’t want to be imprisoned in an oh-so-clean house!

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Funny Business

This quote from “The Steel Trap”, a short story written in 1898, by the interesting character George Ade popped up today in my Quotes of the Day feed. Besides being very amusing it sums up so much about our present … Continue reading

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Sayings of Dr. Who

I have always loved the television show Dr. Who and so enjoyed seeing a quotation from that character on my quotes of the day feed: There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes. Doctor Who … Continue reading

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Science versus Religion, Again

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999 … Continue reading

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