"You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."
-- Lydia M. Child
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons."
-- unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
"If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion."
-- George Bernard Shaw