"First, computer software and hardware are the most complex and rapidly developing intellectual creations of modem man."— p. iii. Internet and Computer Law, P. B. Maggs, J. T. Soma, and J. A. Sprowl, 2001
"There have been members of the Maggs family in south east Suffolk since the great subsidy of 1327 but they were of no great distinction either then or afterwards."— from Allan Farquar Bottomley, "Introduction," in the Southwold Diary of James Maggs, 1818-1876, edited by Allan Farquar Bottomley, Volume I - 1818-1848, (Suffolk: Published for the Suffolk Records Society by the Boydell Press, 1983), p.1.
"Gov. Sandford [sic] made a useless rival as you and I saw when in San Francisco, to the State University. I could be no party to such a thing."— Andrew Carnegie to Andrew White (Ambassador to Berlin) on the establishment of Stanford University, April 1901
"For generation after generation, Adamses and Brookses and Boylstons and Gorhams had gone to Harvard College, and although none of them, as far as known, had ever done any good there, or thought himself the better for it, custom, social ties, convenience, and above all, economy, kept each generation in the track. Any other education would have required a serious effort, but no one took Harvard College seriously."— Henry Adams (Class of 1858), The Education of Henry Adams, 1907
"Take supreme care of that head of yours. It is wanted. Again, expressing my thankfulness that I have found THE MAN, I am always yours, A.C."— Andrew Carnegie to Henry Clay Frick upon Frick's appointment as Chairman of Carnegie Bros. & Company, January 1889
YOU THE MAN— Peter Lee, during my backswing
"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer."— Paul Erlich, Farmers Almanac 1978
"The great tragedy of science: the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact."— Thomas Henry Huxley
On the other hand, when asked how he would react if experiments failed to confirm the general theory of relativity, Einstein replied, "I would feel sorry for the dear Lord. The theory is correct."
How did Newton make his discoveries? "By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light."