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Systems Quotes

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We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

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The value systems of those with access to power and
of those far removed from such access cannot be the same.
The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

 

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

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In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

Beliefs have evolved based on survival value.
Certain belief systems have been more conducive than others
to people living long enough to reproduce,
and having a high rate of reproduction.
It's that basic.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the
principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence
among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr

Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems
of financing school construction in the nation.
- Jane D. Hull

It is the fate of operating systems to become free.
- Neal Stephenson

And we invested three hundred thousand dollars,
became the lead investor and I became Chairman of the
Board of Scientific Data Systems,
as I was at Intel for a while.
- Arthur Rock

While we are under the tyranny of Priests,
it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason,
in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen

Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization
bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious
falling off in general business.
- John Moody

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

However, it required some years before the scientific
community in general accepted that flexibility and
disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems.
- Robert Huber

It might be arrogant to think that we're the only living
creations in all of the solar systems that there are.
Space is so vast.
- Jeri Ryan

National languages are all huge systems of vested interests
which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
- Edward Sapir

I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows,
and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today,
Unix is the best of a bad lot.
- Jamie Zawinski

None of our competitors have ever made two systems
that run the same software.
- Trip Hawkins

Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
- Bill Joy

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

What is needed now is a transformation of the major
systems of production more profound than even the sweeping
post-World War II changes in production technology.
- Barry Commoner

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education
programs in the school systems.
- Shannon Miller

Historically, the notes of scale systems anywhere have
been based on these pure harmonics.
- Lara St.
John

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner
we did a very short set by today's standards and sound
systems were really primitive.
But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher

Transnational, gigantic industrial companies no longer
operate within political systems,
but rather above them.
- Georg Henrik von Wright

Unauthorized access to computer systems is already
a serious crime in a few states and is currently being
addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.
- Ken Thompson

From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism,
Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish
under the greatest of systems -
democracy.
- Jack Kingston

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

We are losing our living systems, social systems,
cultural systems, governing systems,
stability,
and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time.
- Paul Hawken

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of
government unfounded in nature,
are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have
been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
- Henry Knox

Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects,
and not by particular exceptions.
- James F. Cooper

We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue
to plague many of our school systems,
especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority
and impoverished children.
- Diane Watson

Democracy is good.
I say this because other systems are worse.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts
of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.
- Alva Myrdal

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a
weakness in our energy supply systems,
highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf
coast for our energy resources.
- Steve Buyer

I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
- Ken Thompson

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature;
whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed
to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes
out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out
the accompanying culture.
- Peter L. Berger

Standardization of our educational systems is apt to
stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of
education by leveling the product down rather than up.
- Harvey Cushing

Our universities advocate fragmentation in their course systems.
- Arthur Erickson

I loved logic, math, computer programming.
I loved systems and logic approaches.
And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.
- Maya Lin

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers:
you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems
and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent,
interpersonal relationships.
- Stephen Covey

In my opinion the prevailing systems of education are all wrong,
from the first stage to the last stage.
- William Duane

All systems are oligarchy.
There is no other.
- Tom Metzger

New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars
aren't created overnight.
By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow,
branch out and succeed.
- J. D. Hayworth

Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money,
and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle,
and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer

In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment
is indistinguishable from the organism itself.
- Kevin Kelly

When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to
talk about being professional in IT.
Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
- Tim Berners-Lee

All physical systems can be thought of as registering
and processing information,
and how one wishes to define computation will determine
your view of what computation consists of.
- Seth Lloyd

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems
were based on molecular machines and that we were learning
to design and build these sorts of things.
- K. Eric Drexler

I think, however, that so long as our present economic
and national systems continue,
scientific research has little to fear.
- John B. S. Haldane

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

Darren McCarty is a big video game guy,
and he brings his systems with him on the road.
- Steve Yzerman

First of all, I am not an expert on matters on different economic systems,
but in my normal social intercourse with my friends
we discussed matters like that.
- Julius Rosenberg

If you take a more Darwinian point of view the dynamics
of the universe are such that as the universe evolved in time,
complex systems arose out of the natural dynamics of the universe.
- Seth Lloyd

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself
about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
- Helmut Jahn

We need to stop spending money on those weapons systems
that do not advance national security.
- Lawrence Korb

I deeply believe in pluralism.
I believe in the close proximity of multiple systems or agnostic systems.
- Ben Nicholson

Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation
of general statements about empirical fact with the
logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.
- Talcott Parsons

We preserve the status quo, preserve existing systems.
- Julie Bishop

The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems.
- Leland Stanford

I have never come across a technology that doesn't change.
This is inevitable.
You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
- Gijs de Vries


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