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唯小人與女人難養也  近則不遜遠則怨 
- 孔子

Everyone has the fundamental freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.
-Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Any society that would give up their liberty to obtain temporary security, deserves neither and loses both.
-Benjamin Franklin

What is Law?
Law is the effort of humanity to create principles. So it is difficult to find law that applies to every situation. Focus on principles, not cases.
Love Story in Harvard - a Korean drama

Scale, Scale, Scale.
-Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child project

The Three Golden Rule of Real Estate: Location, Location, Location.

As information shall in every respect be of the essence of the real estate agency business in Hong Kong.
-Centaline Property Employment Contract

Humans are not interesting in computation; humans are interested in information.
-Pranav Mistry

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
-Albert Einstein

You can't measure things too carefully. You just fall in love with it, and want to make it.
-Danny Boyle, Director

人生得意须尽欢, 莫使金樽空对月,天生我材必有用, 千金散尽还复来。
Oh, let a man of spirit venture where he pleases.
And never tip his golden cup empty toward the moon.
Since heaven gave the talent, let it be employed.
Fear not to squander gold in thousands, knowing they must return in full.
-Chinese Poem

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

21 Oct 2009
chi va piano, va sano e va lontano.
Those go slowly but surely, will go further.
-Italian Proverb

17 May 2009
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
-Wayne Gretzky, Ice Hockey Legend

20 Feb 2009
Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty but because they embody the spirit of service, a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves.
This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall. And why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.
-Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, at his Inauguration Speech

8 Feb 2009
- Japanese Proverb (from President of Tanaka Engineering, the world leader of digital camera filter lens, saw the show on Feb 7, 2009 on J-Tech provided by SkyTV in UK)

8 Feb 2009
Talent doesn't all live in one city, or one country, or one continent. Talent is wherever it is, and increasingly companies have to work across geographical boundaries.
- Douglas Merrill, Google CIO

11 Jan 2009
Let China sleep - for when she awakes, she will shake the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

2 August 2008
It is easier for an astronaut to fly to the moon than iron his clothes everyday.
- Khoo Swee Chiow, cyclist who rode from Singagpore to Beijing in 73 days in 2003

2 August 2008
-吳偉,温州性玩具大王, he holds 5 MBAs

2 August 2008
-王維基, CTI founder, Hong Kong millionaire

3 June 2008
When he was a small child, he was counting pebbles one day; he lined them up in a row, counted them from left to right, and got ten. Then, just for fun, he counted them from right to left to see what number he would get, and was astonished that he got ten again... I have no personal recollection of being astonished by discovering the law of conservation of pebble number. And yet experiments with young children show that before a certain age this is something they (meaning all of us) don't know.
-Author Unknown, from One Laptop Per Child News, 
-the person described is Jean Piaget, a Swiss developmental theorist, well known for his work studying children

12 Mar 2008
"What if someone sees you?"
"I don't care. If you are embarrassed that you're different, then you don't deserve to live. Because people are cruel, the more I try to hide myself, the more they torment me. So if someone messes with you, let me know.  I'll demolish the bastard. (smile)"
Two-eye, Dasepo Naughty Girls, episode 1, a Korean Drama/Movie/Comics

11 Feb 2008

This is my most successful image after 10 years of taking pictures, but I don't want to hang it on my wall... I hate it. (Kevin Carter was 33 yrs old when he killed himself)
What did you do with the baby? (New York Times)
Nothing. There were thousands of them. 
-Kevin Carter

10 Feb 2008
Should I choose to make a video who (to) have sex with 251 men in 10 hours? (laughter from the audience) I can!  I therefore like to rephrase the proposition as follows: This has beliefs that it's every women's rights to express, flaunt, or otherwise exploit her sexuality.
Annabel Chong, at Cambridge University, UK, during a presidential debate (quote from "The Annabel Chong Story", a 1999 documentary)

25 Dec 2007
丁磊, founder of 網易 or or

24 Dec 2007
Trades are done by people
Japanese Saying (from Japanese Drama"壁女、山女" with 伊藤美咲and深田恭子)

27 Oct 2007
All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespear (From "I Do I Do", a Singaporean Jack Neo film)

25 Oct 2007
The best investment you can make is in yourself.
Warren Buffet

23 Oct 2007
A good beginning is the most important of things.
Japanese Proverb

21 Sep 2007
He (Jignesh Shah, Singapore Billionaire) insists every project be completed within 1000 days
Forbes Asia Sep 2007

05 May 2007
Don't be encumbered by past history, go out and create something wonderful.
Robert Noyce, Founder of Intel Corporation (From Bill Hung's First Day at Intel)

23 Apr 2007
The most important thing to decide is what to do next
-Albert Einstein

24 July 2006
Nobody can deny or remove what u have done, ever.

13 July 2006
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
-John F Kennedy

11 December 2005
There is no place like
- Anonymous

9 December 2005
"You can't sing, you can't dance, so what do you want me to say?"
"I already gave my best, and I have no regrets at all."
- Simon Cowell and William Hung, American Idol, Season 3.

25 November 2005
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
-John Churton Collins

5 October 2005
Radar is a palindrome, that is, a word or expression that reads the same way from right to left as it does from left to right. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest palindromic composition ever written - beginning "Al, sign it, 'Lover' ..." and ending "...revolting, Isla" - is a 100,000 words long.
-Adam Robinson, The Princeton Review

7 September 2005
Rule 1: Every rule has exceptions; therefore, when in doubt about a word's spelling, look it up in the dictionary.
-Ronald K. Messer

2 September 2005
-Should I fire you?
-Absolutely not, I stepped out to the place, where I have no experience of. I showed honor, I showed integrity, and I showed courage. And I think those are characteristics the Trump Organization would be proud to see in the newest employee.
-Donald Trump and Erin Elmore, The Apprentice, 2nd Season.

31 August 2005
Let Newton be, and all was light.
-Alexander Pope

11 July 2005 or year 2001
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
-プラトン ソクラテス Socrates

11 July 2005
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-Abraham Lincoln

 29 June 2005
Without warning, she asked me, "Hey Watanabe, can you explain the difference between the English present subjunctive and past subjunctive?"
"I think I can," I said.
"Let me ask you, then, what possible use is stuff like that for everyday life?"
"None at all," I said. "It may not serve any concrete purpose, but it does give you some kind of training to help you grasp things in general more systematically."
-Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood

29 June 2005
"Let me just tell you this, Watanabe," said Midori, pressing her cheek  against my neck. "I'm a real, live girl, with real, live blood gushing through my veins. You're holding me in your arms and I'm telling you that I love you. I'm ready to do anything you tellme to do. I may be a little bit mad, but I'm a good girl, and honest, and I work hard, I'm kind of cute, I have nice boobs, I'm a good cook, and my father left me a trust fund. I mean, I'm a real bargain, don't you think? If you don't take me, I'll end up going somewhere else."
-Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood

20 May 2005
-篠田傳(しのだつたえ), Tsutae Shinoda, Pioneer of Plasma TV

17 April 2005
Hey, I am not a total idiot. Of course life frightens me sometimes. I don't happen to take that as the premise for everything else, though. I'm going to give it 100 per cent and go as far as I can. I'll take what I want and leave what I don't want. That's how I intend to live my life, and if things go bad, I'll stop and reconsider at that point. If you think about it, an unfair society is a society that makes it possible for you to exploit your abilities to the limit.
-Huruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

16 April 2005
"What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better."
-Huruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

16 April 2005
To be able to perform music for yourself is a wonderful thing.
-Huruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

12 March 2005
Never Mind School Records.
Gaku Reki Mu You.
-Akio Morita 盛田昭夫, Founder of Sony Corporation

6 February 2005
The new Theory of curved spacetime was called general relativity to distinguish it from the original theory without gravity, which was now known as special relativity. It was confirmed in a spectacular fashion in 1919 when British expedition to West Africa observed a slight bending of light from a star passing near the sun during an eclipse. Here was direct evidence that space and time are warped, and it spurred the greatest change in our perception of the universe in which we live since Euclid wrote in his Elements of Geometry around 300 B. C.
Einstein was horrified by this random, unpredictable element in the basic laws (quantum theory) and never fully accepted quatum mechanics. His feelings were expressed in his famous dictum "God does not play dice."
In Germany, the Nazis launched a campaign against Jews; this is part of the reason that Germany was not able to build an atomic bomb. Einstein and relativity were principal targets of this campaign. When told of the publication of a book entitled 100 Authors Against Einstein, he replied, "Why one hundred? If I were wrong, one would have been enough." After the Second World War, he urged the Allies to set up a world government to control the atomic bomb. In 1948, he was offered the presidency of the new state of Israel but turned it down. He once said: "Politics is for the moment, but an equation is for eternity." The Einstein equations of general relativity are his best epitaph and memorial. They should last as long as the universe.
Clearly, creating improved humans will create great social and political problems with respect to unimproved humans. My intention is not to defend human genetic engineering as a desirable development, but just to say it is likely to happen whether we want it or not. This is the reason why I don't believe science fiction like Star Trek, where people four hundred years into the future are essentially the same as we are today. I think the human race, and its DNA, will increase its complexity quite rapidly. We should recognize that this is likely to happen and consider how we will deal with it.
-Stephen Hawking, from The Universe in a Nutshell

8 January 2005
This sentence is false.
-Author Unknown

16 September 2004
It is not enough for a man to know how to ride, he must also know how to fall.
-American Indian Proverb

04 September 2004
Where... the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh just 1.5 tons.
-Popular Mechanics, March 1949

31 July 2004
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
-Albert Einstein

20 June 2004
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

22 June 2004
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

10 June 2004
Everything is relative.
-Author Unknown

4 June 2004
may say I am a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
- John Lennon - Imagine

27 May 2004
There are two major products to have come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
-Jeremy S. Anderson

27 May 2004
Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
- Seymour Cray, talking about computer virtual memory

27 May 2004
Perl - The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
-Keith Bostic

27 May 2004
Exploiting [the transistor's] potential caused many headaches. A colleague called it a 'persistor', because persistence was what it took to make it.
- William Shockley, Father of Transistor

27 May 2004
Keyboard not found: press F1 to continue.
- Author Unknown

27 May 2004
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.

27 May 2004
To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

27 May 2004
America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damn well please.
- P.J. O'Rourke

27 May 2004
Lottery - a tax on people who are bad at math.
- Author Unknown

27 May 2004
Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"
Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
-Annie Dillard, "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"

27 May 2004
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

27 May 2004
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
-Abraham Lincoln, 1858

27 May 2004
There are two major products to have come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
-Jeremy S. Anderson

27 May 2004
The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well.
-Sigmund Freud

27  May 2004
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
-Thomas Jefferson

17 May 2004
A man ought never to go hungry.
-Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac

01 Nov 2001
That all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

16 May 2004
We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individual.
-Marie Curie (1867-1934)

16 May 2004
It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.
-Enest Rutherford

02 May 2004
No. No. No. It's not the size of the ship. It is the work in the ocean, so learn to work it.
-Natasha Joplin, a Human Sexuality Instructor

02 May 2004
Character is what you do when no one is looking.
- The Boy Scout Manual

02 May 2004
Everything requires hard work, but if you enjoy doing the work, the trouble doesn't matter.
-Bill Hung

18 April 2004
Who decides where to draw the line of insanity? Aren't there those who cross and recross the line?
- Author Unknown, from Cowboy Bebop the Movie

18 April 2004
This is how history is made - by the first-timer.
- Author Unknown

18 April 2004
Freedom is having the right to choose.
-Author Unknown

18 April 2004
The ship that sets sail either keeps sailing or it sinks.
- Author Unknown, from Cowboy Bebop the Movie

18 April 2004
To make the unconscious conscious.
- Sigmund Freud

18 April 2004
Everything comes to those who wait.
- Author Unknown

18 April 2004
We have two classes of economic forecasters: Those who don't know... and those who don't know they don't know.
 - John Kenneth Galbraith, from the Preface written by Roger Mack

11 April 2004
Nearly all man can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -Abraham Lincoln

11 April 2004
Winning isn't's the only thing! - Vince Lombardi - legendary football coach

27 Mar 2004
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. -Author Unknown

22 Feb 2004
Beware of he who would deny u access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself ur master!
- Author Unknown, from Yaniv Rosen's ICQ Info

December 2004
Someone else was doing something with BitTorrent that I had no knowledge of. It's not being done on any machines I have any control over ... what do you want me to do?
-Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent

11 November 2004
“I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.”
-Abraham Lincoln , written when Lincoln was a young man. Quoted from My Life by Bill Clinton

31 January 2004
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deson't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Fcuknig amzanig huh?
-Author Unknown, from the website of Ling Dorcas Kwan

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.  - Thomas Alva Edison

Hell, there are no rules here! we're trying to accomplish something. -Thomas Edison

27 May 2004
There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas Alva Edison

I can never leave Africa. It is in my blood, in my face, in my name.
Ken Wiwa, from the email of Jefferson Shirley, a Math instructor

Do not squander time, because that's what life is made of.
Gone with the Wind

The key to multiculturalism, is awareness" - awareness that one's own way of thinking is shaped by culture, and awareness that there are other, equally valid cultures in the world
Jaime S. Wurzel, Professor of Education, read by Bill Hung during his first Cultural Exchange Student Year

Peace is not made with friends. Peace is made with enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin, former Israeli prime minister

From now on, I promised myself, I would only flow with the strongest current and drift with the steadiest wind - and not resist. -Le Ly Hayslip

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without you consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana

Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. -Albert Einstein

Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write. -H. G. Wells

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where - " said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Experience isn't what happens to you. It's what you make out of what happens to you. (Aldous Huxley)

How can it be that mathematics, a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality? (Albert Einstein)

When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. (Descartes)

He who has heard the same thing told by 12,000 eye-witnesses has only 12,000 probabilities, which are equal to one strong probability, which is far from certainty. (Voltaire)

We see that the theory of probabilities is at bottom only common sense reduced to calculation. -Pierre Simon Laplace

To guess is cheap,
To guess wrongly is expensive,
Tell me, I'll forget.
Show me, I may remember.
But involve me and I'll understand.
-Old Chinese Proverbs

The buck stops here! (A sign, which sat on Harry Truman's desk, expressed that the President of the United States cannot shirk responsibility for tough decisions.)

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. (Refrain that echoed throughout the United States during WWII)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

There is nothing permanent except change. -Heraclitus C. 544 - 483 B.C.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -Johann Von Goethe 1749-1832

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Confucius 551 - 479 B.C.

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. (J. Robert Oppenheimer - founder of atomic bomb, original from Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu holy book)

Never again to tolerate, anywhere on the face of the earth, a regime of evil and murder and discrimination among human beings on the basis of their religion, race, or color. (Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Barak)

If they come to take my farm, I'm going to fight. I'd rather be killed outright than die by starvation. (America Great Depression famous quote)

Massive government spending could help a collapsing economy and encourage more private spending. (Britist economist John Maynard Keyes)

Fight as if you never lose, love as if it never hurt. (Author unknown)

In order to have political power, you gotta have money. (Joan Reichardt - American History teacher)

I shall stand or fall in this struggle. I shall never survive the defeat of my people. (Adolf Hitler)

It has become abundantly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity. (Albert Einstein)

Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured. (Galileo Galilei)

Knowledge is power. (Francis Bacon)

To be or not to be, that's the question. (William Shakespeare - Hamlet)

It's the small things that change how you feel, not the trip to Hawaii. (Leslie Parrot, Center for Relationship Development in Seattle)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon, from Princess Dairy the movie

Give a man a dole [handout], and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and pay him an assured wage and you save both the body and the spirit. (Harry Hopkins)

So first of all let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value. (Aldous Huxley - Brave New World)

Death is not our enemy, suffering is.
-Author Unknown

What matters our creative endless toil, when at a snatch, oblivion ends the coil. (Goethe)

Tell me what you do and I'll tell you who you are. - Author Unknown

Even a dutiful person will eventually get tired of always being dedicated and meticulous. (Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World)

I think, therefore I am. (Descartes)

As long as we exist, death is not here, and when it does come, we no longer exist. (Epicurus)

To mankind, mankind is holy. (Slogan of humanism)

The devil find work for idle hands (Old saying)

Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never do less. (Robert E. Lee)

15 April 2004
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. -Robert E. Lee

How many constrains are all designed at the very beginning that we were born? (Author unknown)

I wasn't crying for him at all, but for all the things he did. (Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451)

"If we had no winter, then spring would not be so pleasant" (Anne Bradstreet, Poet)

He said he'd been coming up to the library every day to try and talk to me, but he hadn't been able to pluck up the courage. (K. J. Rowling - Harry Potter)

The trees in the countryside can teach me nothing. (Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World)

The question is complex and life is short. (Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World)

Here was a Caesar! When comes such another? Never! Never! (William Shakespeare  - Julius Caesar)

Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar. (William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar)

We don't always want the best, we always want better. (Xenos IHMV)

有時會發現”藝術”成了貶義詞,代表不能理解,甚至不知所謂的東東。 (Mau=O_O= Lee)

你是我活著的緣由。我會貢獻出我擁有的一切,只希望你能愛慕我。(Rabindranath Tagore泰戈爾)

你可以疑心星星是火把;你可以疑心太陽會移轉;你可以疑心真理是謊話;可是永遠別疑心我的愛。(William Shakespeare莎士比亞 - Hamlet)

愛使人脆弱;使人快樂的是──被愛。(Sigmund Freud佛洛伊德)


在眼淚中浸潤過的愛情是最可愛的。(Oscar Wild王爾德)

天下最遙遠的距離,是我站在你面前,而你不知道我愛你。 (佚名)

18 April 2004

05 May 2004