When you train your mind how to think, you inoculate yourself against those who desperately want to tell you what to think.
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.
I will be not just an advocate but a steward.
"Government" is the name we give to the things we choose to do together.
Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.
Whenever faith trumps reason, the result might not be reasonable.
The delusional is no longer marginal.
The reality-based community...believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality...That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.
Kerry asks Americans to look at the evidence. Bush asks people to believe.
Donald Rumsfeld should not just be impeached. He should be tried as a war criminal. As for Bush, he can be dispatched by the electorate while we are still a democracy.
As President, I will not be the last to know what is going on in my command.
I want to make sure (a user) can't get through ... an online experience without hitting a Microsoft ad.
Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
If money is a form of speech, as the Supreme Court has regrettably found, rich donors will always be the loudest speakers.
Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.
A profession that we are a nation "under God" is identical...to a profession that we are a nation "under Jesus," a nation "under Vishnu," a nation "under Zeus," or a nation "under no god," because none of these professions can be neutral with respect to religion.
Schrödinger, a member of the human species on planet Earth, in the neighborhood of a yellow star, one star of hundreds of billions in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is just one of tens of billions of visible galaxies in the universe, can invent a musical sort of equation that in principle -- and, to a large extent, in practice -- yields upon solution all of the notes of the symphony of creation.
Schrödinger, who before his passing, got out of bed, brushed his teeth, and ate breakfast just like you and me. Now if that doesn't send shivers up your spine, you should go back to bed and forget that there's a universe at all.
That, to me, is what family values are all about.
I am trying to call attention to the elephant in the room that everybody is too polite - or too devout - to notice: religion, and specifically the devaluing effect that religion has on human life.
Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.
For some reason, when it's time for a bass solo, the drummer--with whom you may have just set up some incredible grooves--suddenly starts to play clickety-click on the closed hi-hat. Meanwhile, the pianist either stops playing, or he's reached the conclusion that he mustn't clutter up the lower register for you, so he plays some trebly clink-clinks. Clickety-click, clink-clink--who the heck can play a solo on top of that?
We have lived in a world where the discoveries of physics and genetics are far more awe-inspiring, as well as infinitely more liberating, than the claims of any religion.
But only when the separate categories of conduct are viewed, as they should be, as a single, well-coordinated course of action does the full extent of the violence that Microsoft has done to the competitive process reveal itself.
It is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it to be.
My question is what non-Microsoft browsers were you concerned about in January of 1996.
What's the question?
To abandon the proven instructional strategy of grouping students for instruction at a time of educational crisis in the U.S. will further damage our already poor competitive position with the rest of the world, and will renege on our promise to provide an appropriate education for all children.
Microsoft is unlawfully taking advantage of its Windows monopoly to protect and to extend that monopoly and undermine consumer choice.
We want to have better assurance of quality. Testing will be something that we do from now on.
Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.
Cutting education is eating our seed corn.
It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more money. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
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