— Lord Dunsany Irish writer and dramatist 1878 - 1957
„Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.“
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
„I have met bright students in computer science who have never seen the source code of a large program. They may be good at writing small programs, but they can't begin to learn the different skills of writing large ones if they can't see how others have done it.
In any intellectual field, one can reach greater heights by standing on the shoulders of others. But that is no longer generally allowed in the software field—you can only stand on the shoulders of the other people in your own company.“
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
Why Software Should Be Free (1991) http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/shouldbefree.html
— Christina Rossetti English poet 1830 - 1894
By the Sea; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919); Old and New, Volume 5 (1872), p. 169.
— Rick Riordan American writer 1964
— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
„Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart, and some men's minds are woefully small targets.“
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Context: Remember this son, if you forget everything else. A poet is a musician who can’t sing. Words have to find a man’s mind before they can touch his heart. And, some men’s minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly, no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens. Chapter 14, “The Name of the Wind” (p. 113)
„Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person's stature is as large as one's own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
— Rita Verdonk Dutch politician 1955
Slogan used on Rita Verdonk's weblog http://www.ritaverdonk.net/ retrieved 25 November 2007.
„In that year [Einstein] had roughly equal numbers of large and small cats. Therefore, quite logically, he cut two holes in each door: a large one for the large cats, and a small one for the small cats. It made perfect sense.... A hole should have a meaningful existence, and the small cats might be offended if a personalized nothing was not prepared for them.“
— João Magueijo Portuguese scientist 1967
„Once you get them running, you stay right on top of them, and that way a small force can defeat a large one every time.“
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
As quoted in The Civil War : An Illustrated History (1990) by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns, and Ric Burns, p. 272