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C. A. R. Hoare
British computer scientist 1934-
Here is a language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement on its predecessors, but also on nearly all its successors.Source: Hints on Programming Language Design, December 1973
French philosopher 1909-1943
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
The Platonists and their Christian successors held the peculiar notion that the Earth was tainted and somehow nasty, while the heavens were perfect and divine. The fundamental idea that the Earth is a planet, that we are citizens of the Universe, was rejected and forgotten.Source: Cosmos (1980)
American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
There is no greater way to ensure that universities remain a hotbed of leftist thought than to guarantee that professors knight their own successors. But that's basically how the Ph.D. system works, with sitting professors approving the work of would-be professors.
Benjamin E. Mays
American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
American statesman 1809-1865
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
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