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Arthur C. Clarke



    The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

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    I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.

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    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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    Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.

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    It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.

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    If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

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    Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.

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    Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.

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    Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.

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