John W. Campbell Famous Quotes & Sayings

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12 John W. Campbell Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

John W. Campbell Sayings: We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it.
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John W. Campbell Sayings: No literature is sound, no philosophy of action workable, if it doesn't take a hard No literature is sound, no philosophy of action workable, if it doesn't take a hard look at itself.
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John W. Campbell Sayings: Never accept the initial premise of the opposition. Never accept the initial premise of the opposition.
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John W. Campbell Sayings: Too darned good a machine can be a menace, not a help. Too darned good a machine can be a menace, not a help.
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John W. Campbell Sayings: There's nothing quite so stultifying as having someone around who has all the answers-and gives There's nothing quite so stultifying as having someone around who has all the answers-and gives them to you.
John W. Campbell Sayings: Generally, a desirable, practically attainable idea, suggested in prophecy, has a chance of forcing itself Generally, a desirable, practically attainable idea, suggested in prophecy, has a chance of forcing itself into reality by its very existence.
John W. Campbell Sayings: Pioneering basically amounts to finding new and more horrible ways to die Pioneering basically amounts to finding new and more horrible ways to die
John W. Campbell Sayings: That's the trouble with languages. They have to be learned. That's the trouble with languages. They have to be learned.
John W. Campbell Sayings: It was the law that if a white man was caught trying to educate a It was the law that if a white man was caught trying to educate a Negro slave, he was liable to prosecution entailing a fine of fifty dollars and a jail sentence ... Our ignorance was the greatest hold the South had on us. We knew we could run away, but what then?
John W. Campbell Sayings: Man studied birds for centuries, trying to learn how to make a machine to fly Man studied birds for centuries, trying to learn how to make a machine to fly like them. He never did do the trick; his final success came when he broke away entirely and tried new methods.
John W. Campbell Sayings: Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home.
John W. Campbell Sayings: Science is not a sacred cow-but there are a large number of would-be sacred cowherds Science is not a sacred cow-but there are a large number of would-be sacred cowherds busily devoting quantities of time, energy and effort to the task of making it one, so they can be sacred cowherds.