Author: Ed van Bruggen <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:07:55 -0700
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diff --git a/assets/quotes.txt b/assets/quotes.txt
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"Achieving perfection is hard, but remaining perfect, that's impossible"
"The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little"
"Creativity is the ability to hide your sources"
-"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea" - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
+"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea" - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute" - Edgar Allan Poe
"You don't have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm"
"We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions"
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
"Hard work beats talent when talent stops working hard"
"Between youth and wisdom lies a chasm that words alone can never cross"
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourselves"
-"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words" - David Foster Wallace
+"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it's just words" - David Foster Wallace
"The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's greener where you choose to water it"
"It's easier to fool people than it is to convince people they have been fooled" - Mark Twain
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches" - Dita Von Teese
@@ -36,12 +36,10 @@
"Choose a major you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life, because that field probably isn't hiring"
"Great minds think a like, but fools seldom differ"
"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as in ancient Greek republics: freedom for slave owners" - Lenin
-"No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses" - Lenin
"I have no country to fight for: my country is the earth and I am a citizen of the world" - Eugene V Debs
"The leaders come and go, but the people remain. Only the people are immortal" - I.V. Dzhugashvili
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere" - Voltaire
"There are just two classes in this world. One owns tools it cannot use, and the other uses tools it does not own" - Eugene Debs
-"A revolution is not a bed of flowers. It is a struggle between the future and the past" - Fidel Castro
"If it takes less than five minutes, just do it now"
"An amateur practices until he can play it correctly, a professional practices until he can't play it incorrectly"
"When you are torn between two choices, always pick the one that will make the best story"
@@ -51,7 +49,7 @@
"Hydrogen is a colourless, odorless gas, which if left alone in large enough quantities, for long enough, will begin to think about itself"
"Trying is the first step towards failure" - Homer Simpson
"Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal"
-"The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+"The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor seem themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires"
"Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, of order—in short, of government" - Albert Einstein
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Will Durant
@@ -63,15 +61,15 @@
"The best time to plant a tree is 50 years ago, the second best time is now"
"Listen to understand, not to respond"
"Under pressure you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That's why we train so hard"
-"You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things" - Donald Trump
+"You know what uranium is, right? It's this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things" - Donald Trump
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
-"What Orwell failed to predict was that we’d buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching" - Keith Jnsen
+"What Orwell failed to predict was that we'd buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching" - Keith Jnsen
"The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise" - Alden Nowlan
"A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company" - Oscar Wilde
"One of the hardest things you will ever have to do is grieve the loss of a person who is still alive"
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance" - Kurt Vonnegut
"When the axe came into the woods, many of the trees said: at least the handle is one of us"
-"I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops" - Stephen Jay Gould
+"I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops" - Stephen Jay Gould
"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say" - Edward Snowden
"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace" - Chuck Palahniuk
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato
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"Just because you don't take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles
"People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people" - Super Hans
"History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction" - Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbbs
-"Man is the most insane species. He worshpis an invisible God and destroys a visable Nature. Unaware that the Nature he is destroying is this God he is worshipping" - Hubert Reeves
+"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that the Nature he is destroying is this God he is worshipping" - Hubert Reeves
"Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that claim a god, and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one" - Hunter Thompson
-"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will make you an athiest, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you" - Werner Heisenberg
+"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will make you an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you" - Werner Heisenberg
"Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all" - Adam Smith
"Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees" - Emiliano Zapata
"I don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place, better than we do" - Gavin Belson
+"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations." - George Orwell
+"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies." - Tony Hoare
+"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code." - Ken Thompson
+"It's a curious thing about computer science: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don't learn from our successes" - Keith Braithwaite
+"Object oriented design is the roman numerals of computing" - Rob Pike
+"From music people accept pure emotion. But from art, they demand explanation." - Agnes Martin
+"If you wake up in the morning and you feel very happy, about nothing, no cause, that's what I paint about, the subtle emotions that we feel without cause in this world." - Agnes Martin
+"The relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as 'history,' harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable." - Philip Roth
+"History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again" - Kurt Vonnegut
+"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone" - Robin Williams
+"Now I know how what's his name felt when he'd finished the Mona Lisa, knackered" - Jeremy Usborne
+"There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery" - Karl Marx
+"Four naan, Jeremy? Four? That's insane" - Mark Corrigan
+"If we can hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards, check mate" - Zapp Brannigan
+"In the game of chess you can never let your adversary see your pieces" - Zapp Brannigan
+"I would challenge you to a battle of wits but I see that you are unarmed"
+"Peace has cost you your strength, victory has defeated you" - Bane
+"If people do not realize that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is" - John von Neumann
+"Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize until you try to make it precise" - Bertrand Russell
+"Endure, Mr. Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of the Batman. He can be the outcast, he can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice." - Alfred Pennyworth
+"When infomation is plentiful the scarce resource is attention" - Joseph Nye
+"I suppose they were booing at me as I interrupted their fantasy with a little reality" - Marlon Brando