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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
by Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

Related topics: Computers

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

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There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers.
I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov


 

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

It takes more than capital to swing business.
You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative,
and Dynamics.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in personal immortality;
the only way I expect to have some version of such
a thing is through my books.
- Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut,
I can only think that American society has found one
more way to destroy itself.
- Isaac Asimov

Those people who think they know everything are a great
annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn't brood.
I'd type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature,
and it remains premature today.
- Isaac Asimov

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
- Isaac Asimov

I write for the same reason I breathe -
because if I didn't,
I would die.
- Isaac Asimov

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
- Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
- Isaac Asimov

I have never written a book that didn't teach me
far more than it taught any reader.
- Isaac Asimov

It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

To insult someone we call him "bestial."
For deliberate cruelty and nature,
"human" might be the greater insult.
- Isaac Asimov

No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable,
and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable,
solutions are not.
- Isaac Asimov

Humanity has the stars in its future,
and that future is too important to be lost under the
burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

Self-education is, I firmly believe,
the only kind of education there is.
- Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader.
I am a speed understander.
- Isaac Asimov

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself.
A man should never think that.
My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
- Isaac Asimov

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through
ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov

He had read much, if one considers his long life;
but his contemplation was much more than his reading.
He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other
men he should have known no more than other men.
- Isaac Asimov

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change,
that is the dominant factor in society today.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -
and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge,
so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so,
knowledge remains better than ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial
as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -
but the core of science fiction,
its essence has become crucial to our salvation if
we are to be saved at all.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to
spend my whole life fearing hell,
or fearing heaven even more.
For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom
of heaven would be even worse.
- Isaac Asimov

From my close observation of writers...
they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously
and visibly at any bad review,
and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
- Isaac Asimov

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us shares a unity with Spirit and all life,
and simultaneously each of us is an individual with free will.
There is a duality to us as separate and as part of the whole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln


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