June 3: Benjamin Franklin

June 3
Benjamin Franklin

426.
Many without labor would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock.
~Benjamin Franklin

427.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
~Benjamin Franklin

428.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
~Benjamin Franklin

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June 3: Robots and UFOs

June 3
Robots and UFOs

426.
Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
~Barney Oliver

427.
The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
~John Podhoretz

428.
Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals.
~Fernando Flores

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June 3: “A Dream Within A Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow–
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand–
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep–while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?