Favourite Quotes

    The Conscience of a Hacker

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    • Jun 04, 2013

    Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

    Damn kids. They're all alike.

    But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

    I am a hacker, enter my world...

    Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...


    The best of Epicurus

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

    Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

    I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.

    If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.


    Success

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-this is to have succeeded.


    General

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.
    Michaelangelo

    You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
    James D. Miles

    When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.

    Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
    Albert Einstein


    Friendship

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...
    It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things
    that give value to survival."
    C.S. Lewis

    "The greatest good you can do for another is not just
    to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."
    Benjamin Disraeli

    "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Best of Winston Churchill

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

    Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.

    The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.


    Best of Voltaire

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    ...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

    A witty saying proves nothing.

    Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

    Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


    Best of Benjamin Franklin

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

    A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

    A penny saved is a penny earned.

    A small leak can sink a great ship.

    All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

    Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

    As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.