Quotes by Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution

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Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution

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I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.

Shirley Temple

Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance, 1841

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.

Epictetus, Serendipity

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1 12 tons.

Popular Mechanics, March 1949

Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.

William Hazlitt

The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.

William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 1 Scene 2, character: Touchstone »

The "highest" states of mind held up before mankind by christianity as of supreme value, are actually forms of convulsive epilepsy.

Friedrich Nietzsche, The AntiChrist »

The chalk marks are transient, the formulas eternal.

S. Weinstein »