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A list is only as strong as its weakest link.


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Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.

Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.



Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random

Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random



Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.



People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.

People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.



Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.



Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.

Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.



Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.

Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.



We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.



People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.



The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.

The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.





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At one time I had given much thought to why men were so very rarely capable of living for an ideal. Now I saw that many, no, all men were capable of dying for one.

At one time I had given much thought to why men were so very rarely capable of living for an ideal. Now I saw that many, no, all men were capable of dying for one.



What treaty is it that finally separates those two territories, the hard resolve of our exteriors and the terrible disaster on our insides?

What treaty is it that finally separates those two territories, the hard resolve of our exteriors and the terrible disaster on our insides?



We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.



When you meditate deeply, you will see beyond life and death. You will see that you can't die and you can't be reborn. You are existence itself.

When you meditate deeply, you will see beyond life and death. You will see that you can't die and you can't be reborn. You are existence itself.



That space the Evil One abstracted stood From his own evil, and for the time remained Stupidly good, of enmity disarmed, Of guile, of hate, of envy, of revenge .

That space the Evil One abstracted stood From his own evil, and for the time remained Stupidly good, of enmity disarmed, Of guile, of hate, of envy, of revenge .



Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.

Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.



When you sit down to paint or draw, you form yourself into a posture of praise

When you sit down to paint or draw, you form yourself into a posture of praise



Tell me that you don’t take that blade and drag it across your skin and pray for the courage to press down.

Tell me that you don’t take that blade and drag it across your skin and pray for the courage to press down.




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