Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve. - Anonymous
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." — Albert Einstein
Now, if the leaders of the world — people who are leaders by virtue of political, military or financial power, and not necessarily wisdom or consideration for mankind — if these leaders manage not to pull us over the brink into planetary suicide, despite their occasional pompous suggestions that they may feel obliged to do so, we may survive beyond 1988. — George Rostky, EE Times, June 20, 1988 p. 45
Software entities are more complex for their size than perhaps any other human construct because no two parts are alike. If they are, we make the two similar parts into a subroutine — open or closed. In this respect, software systems differ profoundly from computers, buildings, or automobiles, where repeated elements abound. - Fred Brooks, Jr.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is now in the American experience… We must not fail to comprehend its grave implications… We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence…by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower, from his farewell address in 1961