The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number is the page on which the quote was found.
Compliment 93 "A compliment is a[n]…anesthetic." Mr. Justice Darling. 1889. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Computers 560 Computers are an extension of the human brain. "After all, the whole point of computers is that they represent an extension of the human brain, vastly improved upon but nonetheless human…." Lewis Thomas. “To Err Is Human.” 1979. Gross, ed. Essays.
Computers 562 "Your average good computer can make calculations in an instant which would take a lifetime of slide rules for any of us." Lewis Thomas. “To Err Is Human.” 1979. Gross, ed. Essays.
Confidence 147 "Confidence begets confidence." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Conformity 208 Even nonconformists demand conformity. "Woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity." Eric Hoffer. Portable Curmudgeon.
Conscience 174 Conscience is based on custom, not on nature. "The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom." Montaigne. 1580-8. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Conscience 70 "Conscience: The inner voice which warns that someone may be looking." H. L. Mencken. Portable Curmudgeon.
Conscience 68 We always know when we are acting wrong. "Marianne: …for if there had been any real impropriety in what I did, I should have been sensible of it at the time, for we always know when we are acting wrong…." Austen, Sense and Sensibility.