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A Quote by Terence Kealey on america, computers, country, decisions, economics, electricity, future, generations, government, growth, losing, money, myth, power, projects, research, science, service, success, war, wealth, and world

There is a central myth about British science and economic growth, and it goes like this: science breeds wealth, Britain is in economic decline, therefore Britain has not done enough science. Actually, it is easy to show that a key cause of Britain's economic decline has been that the government has funded too much science. . . . Post-war British science policy illustrates the folly of wasting money on research. The government decided, as it surveyed the ruins of war-torn Europe in 1945, that the future lay in computers, nuclear power and jet aircraft, so successive administrations poured money into these projects-to vast technical success. The world's first commercial mainframe computer was British, sold by Ferrranti in 1951; the world's first commercial jet aircraft was British, the Comet, in service in 1952; the first nuclear power station was British, Calder Hall, commissioned in 1956; and the world's first and only supersonic commercial jet aircraft was Anglo-French, Concorde, in service in 1976. Yet these technical advances crippled us economically, because they were so uncommercial. The nuclear generation of electricity, for example, had lost 2.1 billion pounds by 1975 (2.1 billion pounds was a lot then); Concord had lost us, alone, 2.3 billion pounds by 1976; the Comet crashed and America now dominates computers. Had these vast sums of money not been wasted on research, we would now be a significantly richer country.

Terence Kealey

Source: Terence Kealey Wasting Billions, the Scientific Way, The Sunday Times, Oct. 13, 1996.

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A Quote by Tenche Coxe on citizenship, country, duty, force, military, people, power, and privacy

As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: “Remarks on First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution" Federal Gazette 6-18-1789

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A Quote by Tecumseh, of the Shawnees on country, death, destruction, oppression, people, spirit, and struggle

Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us? I know you will cry with me, "NEVER! NEVER!."

Tecumseh

Source: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Page 1.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on country, health, and kindness

I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on country, difficulty, good, and life

Life is a difficulty in the country, and it requires a good deal of forethought to steer the ship, when you are twelve miles from a lemon.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on anger, army, caution, change, contentment, country, death, destruction, good, life, peace, time, and elightenment

Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; norcan the dead ever be brought back to life. Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at peace and an army intact.

Sun Tzu

Source: The Art of War

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on country and war

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.

Sun Tzu

Source: The Art of War

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A Quote by Steven Wright on country and skiing

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Stephen Decatur on country and nations

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur (1779 - 1820)

Source: Toast given at Norfolk, April, 1816.

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on country and devil

If two New Hampshiremen aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936

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