machines

A Quote by Flip Wilson on machines

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.

Flip Wilson (- 1998)

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on machines and understanding

I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1977.

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on animals, beauty, food, learning, machines, nature, opposites, plants, and power

You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on machines, men, and work

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by E. B. White on machines, men, and work

Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary men, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary man.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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A Quote by David McCord on cricket, life, and machines

The cricket's gone, we only hear machines In erg and atom they exact their pay. And life is largely lived on silver screens.

David McCord (1897 - 1997)

Source: Ballade of Time and Space, 1935

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A Quote by Clive James on machines

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.

Clive James

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A Quote by Charles Babbage on confusion, ideas, kindness, machines, parliament, and questions

On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage (1792 - 1871)

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A Quote by C. H. Wendel on agriculture and machines

No other farm machine of this century has had such a profound effect on American agriculture as the farm tractor.

C. H. Wendel

Source: Encyclopedia of American Farm Tractors, 1979

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on animals, machines, and power

There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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