Quotes

The internet and censorship

The internet treats censorship like damage and routes around it.

Linux is free

Linux is only free if your time is worth nothing

Keep your mouth shut

It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Also attributed to Abraham Lincoln

Obstacles to democracy

The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it.

There's no trick to being a humorist

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

The essence of Christianity

The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just keep your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions. 

no obvious deficiencies

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. The first method is far more difficult.

1980 Turing Award Lecture

Happy Continuation Day

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. To be born means that something which did not exist comes into existence. But the day we are born is not our beginning. It is a day of continuation....

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses For Daily Living

Under the clouds of war

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

former Republican President of the USA

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