Think about it…

This is a complete collection of “foreign” quotes feeding the random “Think about it…” sidebar box. Russian expressions can be found in a separate post.

  • “If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.”
  • “The trouble with being punctual is that people think you have nothing more important to do.”
  • “There are two ways to write error-free programs. Only the third one works.”
  • “Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?” — Kelvin Throop III
  • “Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.” — Fletcher Knebel
  • “No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife in the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.”
  • “You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.”
  • “Conversation, n.: A vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.”
  • “You can't fall off the floor.” (Paul's Law)
  • “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” — William James
  • “Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers.” — Leonard Brandwein
  • “Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.” — Wernher von Braun
  • “Ever counted how many times a "wow" turned out to be a "boo", after a closer look?” — Gray S. Oldman
  • Never is just a matter of time.”
  • “A lack of leadership is no substitute for inaction.”
  • “Ask your heart before doing as your pride says.” — Gray S. Oldman
  • “A student who changes the course of history is probably taking an exam.”
  • “There is never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over.” (Meskimen's Law)
  • “The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” — Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  • “Just remember: when you go to court, you are trusting your fate to twelve people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty!”
  • “Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.” — Louise Beal
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