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A Quote by B. F. Skinner on machines, men, and problems

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

B. F. Skinner

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on fame, fortune, ideas, machines, men, power, progress, sacrifice, strength, suffering, work, and worth

Now, ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything. The men who have won fame and fortune through having an idea are those who devoted every ounce of their strength and every dollar they could muster to putting it into operation. Ford had a big idea, but he had to sweat and suffer and sacrifice to make it work.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on incompetence, jobs, machines, management, and proof

If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence, it is the stagnant mentality of a worker who, doing some small routine job in a vast undertaking, does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine, does not choose to know how the machine got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unnecessary.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on audiences and machines

PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on machines

LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on machines

LAWSUIT, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on good, machines, and reason

GUILLOTINE, n. A machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on concern, future, machines, time, and value

CLOCK, n. A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alphonso the Wise on advice, astronomy, machines, and pity

Alphonso about Ptolemy's astronomy, . . . that it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice.

Alphonso the Wise (1221 - 1284)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on justice, learning, machines, mercy, and thinking

There is a technique, a knack, for thinking, just as there is for doing other things. You are not wholly at the mercy of your thoughts, any more than they are you. They are a machine you can learn to operate.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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