A Quote by Richard W. Hamming on information, mathematics, and sports

Mathematics is an interesting intellectual sport but it should not be allowed to stand in the way of obtaining sensible information about physical processes.

Richard W. Hamming

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Richard Lee Rhodes on diaries, facts, friendship, god, information, and thinking

? The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: 'I don't intend to publish it: I'm merely going to record the facts for the information of God' 'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard, 'He knows the facts, but He does not know THIS VERSION OF THE FACTS.'

Richard Rhodes (1990 - 1937)

Source: Leo Szilard, a primary character in "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"

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A Quote by R. P. Lamont on business, information, and judgment

A business man's judgment is no better than his information.

R. P. Lamont

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A Quote by Peter McWilliams on creativity, information, and life

One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways.

Peter McWilliams

Source: You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought [Rev. Ed.], 1995

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A Quote by Peter Cochrane on age, children, imagination, information, metaphor, schools, and teachers

Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.

Peter Cochrane

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A Quote by Marvin E. Frankel on achievement, advertising, belief, communication, information, and needs

The advertising industry is one of our most basic forms of communication and, allegedly, of information. Yet, obviously, much of this ostensible information is not purveyed to inform but to manipulate and to achieve a result - to make somebody think he needs something that very possibly he doesn't need, or to make him think one version of something is better than another version when the ground for such a belief really doesn't exist.

Marvin E. Frankel

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A Quote by Mark Twain on information and speech

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on information, life, and mind

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, foolishness, ideas, information, and memory

The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information. This partial information is arranged into judgments, which are based on previous judgments, which are usually based on someone else's foolish ideas. These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (44)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, confession, fashion, information, mind, religion, science, words, and taoism

I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (p. 8)

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