Our life is frittered away by detail. ... Simplify, simplify.
—Henry David Thoreau
The chief merit of language is clearness.
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time.
—W. S. Gilbert
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
—Thomas B. Macaulay
“Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!”
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
—John F. Kennedy
In this chapter you will learn: