„None of the widely touted new technologies and weapons systems "would have helped me in the last three years [in Iraq and Afghanistan]. But I could have used cultural training [and] language training. I could have used more products from American universities [who] understood the world does not revolve around America and [who] embrace coalitions and allies for all of the strengths that they bring us."“
— James Mattis 26th and current United States Secretary of Defense; United States Marine Corps general 1950
Speaking at a professional conference on military transformation, urging the Pentagon to invest in efforts that would "diminish the conditions that drive people to sign up for these kinds of insurgencies." Breaking the Warrior Code (February 2005) http://spectator.org/archives/2005/02/11/breaking-the-warrior-code
„While the nerds were being trained to get the right answers, the popular kids were being trained to please.“
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"Why Nerds are Unpopular," February 2003
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
As quoted in Dorothy Healey, California Red: A Life in the American Communist Party (1993), p. 81.
Variante: "When the train of history makes a sharp turn, said Lenin, the passengers who do not have a good grip on their seats are thrown off." Whittaker Chambers, The Revolt of the Intellectuals, TIME magazine, January 6, 1941.
„Education and training for all children to be equal in opportunity in all schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions of training in the professions and vocations in life; to be regulated on the capacity of children to learn, and not on the ability of parents to pay the costs. Training for life's work to be as much universal and thorough for all walks of life as has been the training in the arts of killing.“
— Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935
Number 7 in the sum and substance of the Share our Wealth program (1935); quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 74.
— Alexander Suvorov Russian military commander 1730 - 1800
other version: Hard training - easy combat; easy training - hard combat.
Philip Longworth: The Art of Victory, New York, 1965, cited in af.mil http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1986/nov-dec/menning.html.
„When I was on the train from Liverpool to Cambridge to become a student, it occurred to me that no one at Cambridge knew I was painfully shy, so I could become an extrovert instead of an introvert.“
— John Horton Conway British mathematician 1937
[Mark Ronan, Symmetry and the Monster: One of the greatest quests of mathematics, http://books.google.com/books?id=wDjD0PowhIwC&pg=PT163, 18 May 2006, Oxford University Press, UK, 978-0-19-157938-7, 163]
„Who was the role model, the living example of what the est Training could do? Who else but Werner Erhard, a man some of his employees say, thought of himself, as god.“
— Ed Bradley News correspondent 1941 - 2006
[Ed Bradley, Werner Erhard, 60 Minutes, CBS News ; Producer: David Gelber, March 3, 1991]
„… how could I, fool that I am, go on sitting in my office, or here at home, instead of leaping onto a train with my eyes shut and opening them only when I am with you?“
— Elias Canetti Bulgarian-born Swiss and British jewish modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer 1905 - 1994
Fonte: Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice
„It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.“
— Nathaniel Borenstein American computer scientist 1957
Footnote in a paper about computational email.
Computational Mail as Network Infrastructure for Computer-Supported Cooperative Work http://www.guppylake.com/~nsb/CSCW-ATOMICMAIL.txt
Collected quotes about computer languages http://www.sysprog.net/quotlang.html
„Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.“
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
As quoted in "International Arbitration" by W. H. Dellenback in The Commencement Annual, University of Michigan (30 June 1892) and in A Half Century of International Problems: A Lawyer's Views (1954) by Frederic René Coudert, p. 180.
Contexto: Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe.
„You can look out of your life like a train & see what you're heading for, but you can't stop the train.“
— Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985
Letter to Monica Jones, 22 October 1967
„Today I know that physical training should have as much place in the curriculum as mental training.“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Part I, Chapter 5, At the High School
1920s, An Autobiography (1927)
„I have never been any good at training children or dogs; that is why I am no good at training myself.“
— George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005
April 6, 1951
„On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.“
— Philip K. Dick, livro VALIS
Contexto: For each person there is a sentence — a series of words — which has the power to destroy him … another sentence exists, another series of words, which will heal the person. If you're lucky you will get the second; but you can be certain of getting the first: that is the way it works. On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.
„The price of training is always a certain "trained incapacity": the more we know how to do something, the harder it is to learn to do it differently.“
— Abraham Kaplan American philosopher 1918 - 1993
Fonte: "The Conduct of Inquiry", p. 29.
„[about travelling by train]"Please let the passengers off the train first." British people have an amazing ability to let people off a train whilst at all times, moving forwards.“
— Michael McIntyre British comedian 1976
Live at the Apollo (November 26, 2007)