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- Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
- Nikola Tesla (1857 - 1943)
- We want God to come and save us. But he won’t. God doesn’t stop levees from failing, he doesn’t stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesn’t stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated.
- Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-09-05
- Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralysing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a human struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows.
- Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)
- A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
- There needs to be bolder thinking, ... on how to measure the quality of life of men and women in the work force. Currently, success is measured by material advancements. We need to readjust the definition of success to account for time outside of work and satisfaction of life, not just the dollars-and-cents bottom line.
- Betty Friedan (1921 - 2006)
- The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
- Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)
- Computers force us into creating with our minds and prevent us from making things with our hands. They dull the skills we use in everyday life.
- Clifford Stoll, Silicon Snake Oil, 1995
- I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)
- Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.
- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Eudemos
- Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.
- Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi, The Art & Science of Rational Eating, 1992
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