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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.
~ Prince Philip Edinburgh - [Taxes and Taxation]

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However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.
~ Lewis Mumford - [Technology]

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I have no doubt that it is possible to give a new direction to technological development, a direction that shall lead it back to the real needs of man, and that also means: to the actual size of man. Man is small, and, therefore, small is beautiful. To go for giantism is to go for self-destruction.
~ E. F. Schumacher - [Technology]

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In health of mind and body, men should see with their own eyes, hear and speak without trumpets, walk on their feet, not on wheels, and work and war with their arms, not with engine-beams, nor rifles warranted to kill twenty men at a shot before you can see them.
~ John Ruskin - [Technology]

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Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
~ George Orwell - [Technology]

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Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Technology]

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So by all means let's have a television show quick and long, even if the commercial has to be delivered by a man in a white coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, selling ergot pills. After all the public is entitled to what it wants, isn't it? The Romans knew that and even they lasted four hundred years after they started to putrefy.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Television]

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Sometimes, because of its immediacy, television produces a kind of electronic parable. Berlin, for instance, on the day the Wall was opened. Rostropovich was playing his cello by the Wall that no longer cast a shadow, and a million East Berliners were thronging to the West to shop with an allowance given them by West German banks! At that moment the whole world saw how materialism had lost its awesome historic power and become a shopping list.
~ John Berger - [Television]

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Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.
~ Anonymous - [Technology]

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Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
~ Anonymous - [Technology]

 

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