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I want to spend more time reading comments and also to focus on my work more, so I will scale back the quotations from others. I would rather be quoted than quote someone else. 🙂


May 30: Work

Money Matters.05b


 May 30

If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
~J. Paul Getty. Jean Paul Getty (1892–1976) was an Anglo-American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion.

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
~Sam Ewing (born April 9, 1949), former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
~John Maynard Keynes, (1883–1946), British economist


May 30: Writers

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 May 30

It is the business of the future to be dangerous, and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
~Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World: Lowell Lectures, 1925 (1925), p. 291

Man is not a machine, . . . although man most certainly processes information, he does not necessarily process it in the way computers do. Computers and men are not species of the same genus. . . . . No other organism, and certainly no computer, can be made to confront genuine human problems in human terms. . . . However much intelligence computers may attain, now or in the future, theirs must always be an intelligence alien to genuine human problems and concerns.
~Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation, (1976) 203 and 223. Also excerpted in Ronald Chrisley (ed.), Artificial Intelligence: Critical Concepts (2000), Vol. 3, pp. 313 and 321. Note that the second ellipsis spans 8 pages.

Intellectual beauty is sufficient unto itself, and only for it rather than for the future good of humanity does the scholar condemn himself to arduous and painful labors.
~Santiago Ramón y Cajal in Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Neely Swanson (trans.) and Larry W. Swanson (trans.), Advice for a Young Investigator (2004), p. 51