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Alex

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Austin, Texas
'A manager went to his programmers and told them: "As regards to your work hours: you are going to have to come in at nine in the morning and leave
at five in the afternoon." At this, all of them became angry and several resigned on the spot.
So the manager said: "All right, in that case you may set your own
working hours, as long as you finish your projects on schedule." The programmers, now satisfied, began to come in a noon and work to the wee hours of the morning. '
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

"It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that
virginity could be a virtue."
-- Voltaire

"By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher."
-- Socrates

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. "
-- Abraham Lincoln

"I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenienced me a bit."
-- Mark Twain

"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark"
-- Stephen Hawking

To be or not to be.
-- Shakespeare
To do is to be.
-- Nietzsche
To be is to do.
-- Sartre
Do be do be do.
-- Sinatra

"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
-- C.S. Lewis