About Quotable women
|May 3rd, 2005||#1|
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Quotable women info
"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
|May 3rd, 2005||#2|
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That should be Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (phd). One of the first computer scientists. She coined the term "bug" for the moths that got into one of the first computers (UNIVAC).
Perhaps her best-known contribution to computing was the invention of the compiler, the intermediate program that translates English language instructions into the language of the target computer. She did this, she said, because she was lazy and hoped that "the programmer may return to being a mathematician." Her work embodied or foreshadowed enormous numbers of developments that are now the bones of digital computing: subroutines, formula translation, relative addressing, the linking loader, code optimization, and even symbolic manipulation of the kind embodied in Mathematica and Maple.
|May 3rd, 2005||#4|
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going in another direction:
" dont call me a , call me easy, it sounds better" (a girl from my work)
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914
|May 3rd, 2005||#6|
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"computer bugs" removed, please start a new thread about that in the computers forum instead...
Now let's continue on topic here from now on..
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
- Margareth Thatcher
|May 11th, 2005||#7|
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"Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences."
—Susan B. Anthony
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.-Agnes Repplier
There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.-Dorothy Parker
|May 11th, 2005||#9|
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The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
OO-RAH! to that one, Eleanor Roosevelt is so right with that one, it's one of my favorite quotes about the military, from a woman.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
Rather than fearing death, we're embracing life-life is now seen as more precious, more meaningful than it seemed before that tragic fall day.
Laura Bush, First Lady on 9/11/01
Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Pledge of the althletes of the Special Olympics
Airborne - All the Way! HOOAH
|May 20th, 2005||#10|
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That is a great quote!