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Frederick Douglass on Learning

"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people." - Frederick Douglass (born on this date in 1818)

“A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.” – Frederick Douglass (born on this date in 1818)


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William Shockley on Amplification

“If you take a bale of hay and tie it to the tail of a mule and then strike a match and set the bale of hay on fire, and if you then compare the energy expended shortly thereafter by the mule with the energy expended by yourself in the striking of the match, you will understand the concept of amplification.” – William Shockley (born on this date in 1910)