machines

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on body, education, habits, machines, reason, science, and truth

On Descartes' Discourse "Touching the method of Using One's Reason Rightly and of Seeking Scientific Truth" It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Descartes' Discourse published in Collected Essays, vol. 1, 1893.

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A Quote by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. on justice, laws, and machines

The law is a crude machine at best, and only spits out something approaching justice of its attendants are committed to justice. As lawyering has become less about doing right and more about doing what you can get away with, our standards of acceptable shenanigans-as-usual seem to be in a free fall.

Holman W. Jenkins

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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A Quote by Hermann Weyl on machines, principles, proof, and simplicity

A modern mathematical proof is not very different from a modern machine, or a modern test setup: the simple fundamental principles are hidden and almost invisible under a mass of technical details.

Hermann Weyl (1885 - 1955)

Source: Unterrichtsblätter für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, 38, 177-188 (1932). Translation by Abe Shenitzer appeared in The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 102, no. 7 (August-September 1995), p. 646.

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on inventions, machines, mankind, and power

A tool is but the extension of a man's hand and a machine is but a complex tool; and he that invents a machine augments the power of man and the well-being of mankind.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Giles on certainty, machines, rudeness, soul, and work

Man must work. That is certain as the sun. But he may work grudgingly or he may work gratefully; he may work as a man, or he may work as a machine. There is no work so rude, that he may not exalt it; no work so impassive, that he may not breathe a soul into it; no work so dull that he may not enliven it.

Henry Giles

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on civilization, machines, men, slavery, and present

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Little Essays of Love and Virtue, 1922, ch. 7

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on knowledge, machines, self-knowledge, slavery, and understanding

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on knowledge, machines, self-knowledge, slavery, and understanding

Without self-knowledge, without understand the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave . . . .

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on machines

You're not a man, you're a machine.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Arms and the Man, 1898

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A Quote by Fred Allen on age, comedy, competition, history, jokes, life, machines, and time

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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