|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
A hungry dog hunts best.
A hungrier dog hunts even better.
Decreased business base increases overhead.
So does increased business base.
The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator
is fifth grade arithmetic.
Acronyms and abbreviations should be used to the maximum extent
possible to make trivial ideas profound. Q.E.D.
Bulls do not win bull fights; people do.
People do not win people fights; lawyers do.
-- Norman Augustine
An obscure art no longer practiced in the world's developed countries.
|Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.|
-- Mickey Mouse
|I do hate sums. There is no greater mistake than to call arithmetic an|
exact science. There are permutations and aberrations discernible to minds
entirely noble like mine; subtle variations which ordinary accountants fail
to discover; hidden laws of number which it requires a mind like mine to
perceive. For instance, if you add a sum from the bottom up, and then again
from the top down, the result is always different.
-- Mrs. La Touche
|If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of|
arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical
world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by
the use of the mathematics of probability.
-- Vannevar Bush
|The language provides a programmer with a set of conceptual tools; if these are|
inadequate for the task, they will simply be ignored. For example, seriously
restricting the concept of a pointer simply forces the programmer to use a
vector plus integer arithmetic to implement structures, pointer, etc. Good
design and the absence of errors cannot be guaranteed by mere language
-- Bjarne Stroustrup, "The C++ Programming Language"