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Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
US science fiction novelist & scholar [more author details]
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I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
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Isaac Asimov
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
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Isaac Asimov
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
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Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'
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You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.
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One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;
Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
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Isaac Asimov, Laws of Robotics from I. Robot, 1950
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"

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