A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

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From my close observation of writers...they fall into two groups 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.

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I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.

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If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

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Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

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No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. . .

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One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

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One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. Laws of Robotics from I. Robot 1950

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

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