Wikipedia is first and foremost an effort to create and distribute a free encyclopedia of the highest possible quality to every single person on the planet in their own language. Asking whether the community comes before or after this goal is really asking the wrong question: the entire purpose of the community is precisely this goal.
In everything that relates to science, I am a whole Encyclopedia behind the rest of the world.Charles Lamb
There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities, such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. The result would be an Encyclopedia of Error.john acton
It is as the father of the Encyclopedia that Denis Diderot merits eternal recognition. Guilty as he was in almost every relation of life towards the individual, for mankind, in the teeth of danger and of infidelity, at the ill-paid sacrifice of the best years of his exuberant life, he produced that book which first levelled a free path to knowledge and enfranchised the soul of his generation.evelyn beatrice hall
A retired physicist reading the Encyclopedia Britannica can do just so much toward securing world peace.brian hayes
"Nicolas Malebranche" in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophynicolas malebranche
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter . The Catholic Encyclopedia defines it as the “the Friday on which the Church keeps the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ”. Most churches today would agree with that definition .
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry The Life and Writings of St. Augustine of Hippo: Bishop & Doctor of the Christian Church Augustine of Hippo at Georgetown University St. Augustinus | Augustine of Hippo
Epicurus at The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Epicurus.net
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Xenophon Xenophon's Works at The University of Adelaide Project Gutenberg e-texts:
The Encyclopedia Galactica, in its chapter on Love states that it is far too complicated to define. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of love: "Avoid, if at all possible."douglas adams
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an Encyclopedia of cliches.Saul Bellow
Encyclopedias are like immutable cycloramas, prodigious projectors whose reels have got stuck and which show, with a kind of maniacal fixity, a landscape which, because it is condemned to be only and for all eternity what it was, will at the same time grow older more decrepit and more unnecessary. The Encyclopedia purchased by Cipriano Algor's father is magnificent and as useless as a line of poetry we cannot quite remember.josé saramago
Quite frankly, several of the people who contributed to the article should be banned from coming near a keyboard until they have learned to engage in proper Encyclopedia writing.jimmy wales
I have said this many times in the past and will say it many times in the future I am sure: some people need to find a different hobby, because whatever they are here for, it is not to help build an Encyclopedia.jimmy wales
I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an Encyclopedia.jorge luis borges
If we are content with knowledge as a commodity, accessible only through a computerized bureaucracy, we can simply let companies provide it. But if we want to keep human knowledge open and freely available to humanity, we have to do the work to make it available that way. We have to write a free Encyclopedia.richard m. stallman
Using the Bomis site, Wales and Larry Sanger then launched their first online Encyclopedia, Nupedia.
Jimmy Wales edited his own Wikipedia entry to remove references to Larry Sanger's role in cofounding the online Encyclopedia and to Bomis Babes as presenting 'pornography.'
Every single day for the last 10 years Wikipedia has got better because someone – several million someones in all – decided to make it better. [...] Wikipedia is best understood not as a product with an organisation behind it, but as an activity that happens to leave an Encyclopedia in its wake.
Life is a game of common sense. You can know all the data that the Encyclopedia holds, but if you can't apply it to social situations and day to day events, you're on the same rank as someone with no data at all.Zack W. Van