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"Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software."

"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."
Politics

"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale."
Business

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Science

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Technology

"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."
Patriotism

"I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her."
Religion

"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible."

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."

"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."

"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value."

"This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one."

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum."

"As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying."

"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering."

"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."

"Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now."

"CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."

"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal."

"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along."

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