“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” — Gideon John Tucker

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” — Calvin Coolidge

“The Axiom of Choice is obviously true; the Well Ordering Principle is obviously false; and who can tell about Zorn’s Lemma?” — Jerry Bona

“Politics is the art of ensuring that the best person does not get the job.” — The Old Curmudgeon

“If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as if it were not there.” — Marshall Georgi Zhukov to General Eisenhower

“Ignorance, like hunger, is nothing to be ashamed of.  But like hunger, it must be remedied — both hunger and ignorance prevent you from thinking clearly.” — The Old Curmudgeon

“Old age is not a burden.  It is a privilege denied to many.” — Lawrence Block

“Procrastination is simply the assumption that you are immortal.” — The Old Curmudgeon

“I believe that mathematical reality lies outside of us, that our function is to discover or observe it, and that the theorems which we prove, and which we describe grandiloquently as our ‘creations’, are simply our notes of our observations.” — G.H. Hardy

“The problem with object-oriented languages is they’ve got all this implicit environment that they carry around with them. You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.” — Joe Armstrong, inventor of Erlang