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Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides. But they do not suffice for the oldest task in the human history: to live on piece of land without spoiling it.
― The great conservationist-philosopher Aldo Leopold (1930)

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
― The great singer and song-writer John Lennon

I'm not young enough to know everything.
― The great writer James Matthew Barrie, from The Admirable Crichton

It is better to know nothing than to keep in mind fixed ideas based on theories whose confirmation we constantly seek.
― Claude Bernard in An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865)

There is a fundamental limit in any system to what can be implemented by “dead reckoning” which impact our theories. It will not be enough to turn data into knowledge; we need to have understanding as well.
― Sydney Brenner, a pioneer in molecular biology (from his lecture at Harvey Lectures series)

Ya yazı taşa kazınmalı 5000 yıla dayanacak; ya da filozofların kitabına, akıllarda konaklayacak.
(A script to be engraved in stone to last for 5000 years ; or written in the book of philosophers to stay eternally)
― Kemal Duruhan (the greatest Professor of Philosophy and a friend of mine)

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
― anonymous


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