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The following quotations where found by me on the usenet newsgroups, on email messages and on books. Some of them were passed to me by my friend Guerreiro.

If you know some cool quotations then just drop them at pavao@bigfoot.com and I promise I'll put them in the page as soon as possible.

I couldn't find the authors' names of some quotations so they are signed with "Unknown Author". If you happen to know who is the author please send me a message so that I can complete the missing information on the page.

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Quotations by Subject:

Miscellaneous
Statistics
Macintosh quotations

 

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Miscellaneous

 

  • To be uncertain is uncomfortable to be certain is ridiculous.

    Unknown Author

     

  • When the only tool you have is a hammer, it's amazing how quickly everything becomes a nail.

    Unknown Author

     

  • Reading is sometimes an ingenuous device to avoid thought.

    Sir Arthur Helps, 1850

     

  • Progress is not an accident but a necessity.

    Herbert Spencer

     

  • Today the only thing that is permanent is change.

    Charles H. Mayo

     

  • I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has the data. Insensibly, one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts

    Sherlock Holmes in
    "A Scandal in Bohemia"

     

  • The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

    T. H. Huxley

     

  • Pundits and barflies: Both have a zillion opinions, and neither have ever managed either a ball club or a multibillion-dollar company.

    Mark Kellner
    in Washington Times
    July 14, 1997

 

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Statistics

 

  • Many authors use statistics the way a drunk uses a lamp post. For support rather than illumination.

    Unknown Author

     

  • There is the lie, and then statistics.

    Unknown Author

     

  • It is better to be satisfied with probabilities than to demand impossibilities and starve.

    F. C. S. Schiller

     

  • Statistics is like bikinis: it reveals a lot but it hides the essential.

    Unknown Author

 

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Macintosh Quotations

 

  • The box said: "Requires Windows 95 or better". So I bought a Macintosh.

    Somewhere on the usenet

     

  • I don't do .INI, .BAT, or .SYS files. I don't assign apps to files. I don't configure peripherals or networks before using them. I have a computer to do all that. I have a Macintosh, not a hobby.

    Shane Anderson

 

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