June 8: Poets

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June 8


Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.

~Oscar Wilde



Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter,

Sing as if no one is listening,

Love as if you have never been hurt, and

Dance as if no one is watching.

~Victor Hugo. Victor-Marie Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist, and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.



His brow is wet with honest sweat,

He earns whate’er he can,

And looks the whole world in the face,

For he owes not any man.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Village Blacksmith“



How quickly nature falls into revolt

When gold becomes her object!

For this the foolish over-careful fathers

Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care,

Their bones with industry.

~William Shakespeare, History of Henry IV, Part II, Act 4, scene 5


June 8: Humor

June 8

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
~Dennis Ritchie

Computer dating is fine, if you’re a computer.
~Rita May Brown

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
~Isaac Asimov

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
~Paul Ehrlich

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