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The protean nature of the computer is such that it
by Alan Kay

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Related topics: Technology

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

 

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior,
but then, anybody in his right mind should have an
inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
- Alan Kay

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal
before it becomes normal -
a sort of 'voting' situation.
But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
- Alan Kay

This substance, which is manifold in its forms and
protean in its transformations,
has, in its state of living matter, one physiological
name which has become familiar,
that of protoplasm.
- Asa Gray

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Every blade of grass has an angel
that bends over it and whispers, "grow! grow!
- Talmud

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.
- Zhuangzi

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it.
I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

All my life through, the new sights
of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
- Marie Curie

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Water is the driving force of all nature.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look deep into nature, and then
you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb


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