The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.

Quoted on Wired (1999)
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
A computer can tell you down to the dime what you've sold, but it can never tell you how much you could have sold.

Made in America (1992)
I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
You must accept that if the computer is a tool, it is the job of the tool user to know what to use it for.

Quoted in Techno Vision (C. B. Wang; 1994)


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."