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People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

While money can't buy happiness it certainly
lets you choose your own form of misery.

You ain't learning nothing when you're talking.

In computer programming, the one language all
programmers know best is profanity.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal if you
don't use your thumbs. Counting in binary is just like
counting in decimal if you are all thumbs.

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

The devil finds work for idle glands.

A friend in need is a pest indeed.

You can fool some of the people all of the time...
and all of the people some of the time...
but you can make a fool of yourself anytime.

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.

Nothing is lost until you begin to look for it.

The 90/90 Law of Work Schedules: The first 90% of a job
takes the first 90% of the time; the last 10% of a job
takes the last 90% of the time.

Keep your mouth shut and people will think you stupid.
Open it and you remove all doubt.

The difference between genius and stupidity
is that genius has its limits.

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
-- RUSSELL BAKER

Smoking is punishable by death.
-- American Cancer Society slogan

Nothing is ever as simple as you first think.
-- WILKES' WISDOM

KAFKA'S LAW --
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.

KRISTOL'S LAW --
Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters
in life begin when you get what you want.

When you're up to your nose, keep your mouth shut.
-- HENRY FONDA

When choosing between two evils
I always like to take the one I've never tried before.
-- MAE WEST

Use it up ... Wear it out.
Make it do ... Or do without.
-- U.S. WORLD WAR II MESSAGE

Here I am, fifty-eight, and I still don't know
what I want to be when I grow up.
-- PETER DRUCKER

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
-- OSCAR WILDE

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-- OSCAR WILDE

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong -
but that's the way to bet.
-- DAMON RUNYON

Anyone can hate. It costs to love.
-- JOHN WILLIAMSON

Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may
be going in the wrong direction.
-- ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT

By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task
completely overwhelm me.
-- ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT

If the aborigine drafted an IQ test,
all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
-- STANLEY GARN

If we make peaceful revolution impossible,
we make violent revolution inevitable.
-- JOHN F KENNEDY

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard,
ya dont go lookin' for rutabagas.
-- KINGFISH

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
-- ALBERT EINSTEIN

Fourth Law of Thermodymanics:
If the probability of success is not almost one,
then it is damn near zero.
-- DAVID ELLIS

It's hard to remember that your initial mission was to drain the swamp
when you're up to your ass in alligators.

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing,
there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.
-- ROBERT D SPRECHT (RAND CORP)

ZIMMERMAN'S LAW OF COMPLAINTS --
Nobody notices when things go right.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
-- CONFUCIUS

KETTERLING'S LAW --
Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence.

You don't have to explain something you never said.
-- CALVIN COOLIDGE

Life is not one thing after another....
it's the same damn thing over and over!

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

The meek will inherit the Earth....
The rest of us will go to the stars.

After all is said and done,
a lot more has been said than done.

I really hate this damn machine,
I wish that they would sell it.
It never does just what I want,
But only what I tell it.

Civilization is a movement, not a condition;
it is a voyage, not a harbor.
-- TOYNBEE

Ode to Turbulent Flow:
Big whirls have little whirls
Which feed on their velocity,
And little whirls have lesser whirls
And so on, to viscosity.

MURPHY'S LAW --
Probability is inversely proportional to desirability.

COROLLARY TO MURPHY'S LAW --
Anything that can go RIGHT, will go wrong.

A meeting is an event at which minutes are kept
and hours are lost.

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job
will take the longest and cost the most.

ROBERT E. LEE'S TRUCE --
Judgement comes from experience; experience comes from poor judgement.

In any given human endeavor, once you have exhausted all
possibilities and fail, there will be one solution, simple
and obvious, highly visible to everyone else.

Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
-- HENRY FORD

And God created the Organization and gave it dominion over man.
-- GENESIS 1, 30A, SUBPARAGRAPH VIII (AS QUOTED BY R. TOWNSEND)

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by
reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion
of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
-- PETRONIUS ARBITER (CIRCA A.D. 60)

To lead the people, walk behind them.
-- LAO-TZU

The history of free men is never written by chance but by choice -
their choice.
-- DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
-- LYNDON B. JOHNSON

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work
so most people don't recognize them.
-- ANN LANDERS

You either make dust or you eat dust.

It may be true that the law can not make a man love me, but it can
keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important...
-- REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but
rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry
about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float
to greatness on their achievements.
-- H. S. M. BURNS (President of Shell Oil)

The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new
questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
-- H. R. TREVOR-ROPER

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
-- Dr. JONAS SALK

Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle
and the greatest problem on this earth.
(1st message sent by energy developed by atomic energy)
-- BRIG. GENERAL DAVID SARNOFF

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
-- HENRY FORD

The bird of happiness alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
-- JOHN BERRY

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
-- WINSTON CHURCHILL

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
-- MAURICE CHEVALIER

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
-- ROBERT FROST

The reason why worry kills more people than work
is that more people worry than work.
-- ROBERT FROST

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate
as in knowing what to do next.
-- HERBERT HOOVER

We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated
plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned
breeding of ourselves.
-- ARNOLD TOYNBEE

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
-- PABLO PICASSO

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
-- ISAAC ASIMOV

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
-- POGO

Few great men could pass Personnel.
-- PAUL GOODMAN

Consultants are people who borrow your watch to tell you what time it
is and then walk off with the watch.
-- ROBERT TOWNSEND

A great many people think that they are thinking
when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
-- EDWARD R. MURROW

We all live under the same sky,
but we don't all have the same horizon.
-- KONRAD ADENAUER

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
-- GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORELAND

A man's home is his hassle.
-- PAUL D. ARNOLD

Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans.
-- BETTY TALMADGE

He who does not enjoy his own company is usually right.
-- COCO CHANEL

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time,
and some times you weep.
-- CARL SANDBURG

Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake
when you make it again.
-- EARL WILSON

In Maine we have a saying that there's no point in speaking
unless you can improve on silence.
-- EDMUND MUSKIE

Idealism is fine; but as it approaches reality,
the cost becomes prohibitive.
-- WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
-- MEL BROOKS

Did you ever have the feeling that all the world's a tuxedo
and you're a pair of brown shoes?
-- GEORGE GOBEL

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it's still a foolish thing.
-- B. RUSSELL

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.

In a single day, Samson slew a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of
an ass. Every day, thousands of sales are killed with the same weapon.

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

Money cannot buy happiness, but it can make you
awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Polite conversation is seldom either.

Retirement should be based on the tread, not the mileage.

Spilling your guts out is just as charming as it sounds.

THE THEOREM THEOREM --
If if, then then.

The plural of spouse is spice.

There are few people more often in the wrong
than those who cannot endure to be thought so.

To do is to be - Nietzsche
To be is to do - Sartre
Do be a do-bee - Miss Sally
Do be do be do - Sinatra

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out before the pencil,
you're overdoing it a little.

To laugh at people of sense is the privilege of fools.

To refuse praise is to seek praise twice.

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
-- STANISLAW JERZY LEC

There comes a time in the affairs of men when you must
take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
-- W. C. FIELDS

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness
to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
-- H. L. MENCKEN

Truly man is king of the beasts for his brutality exceeds theirs.
-- LEONARDO DA VINCI

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross
and which to burn.
-- DAVID RUSSELL

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
-- MALCOLM COWLEY

When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by this sign,
that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
-- J. SWIFT

Some men see things as they are and say why.
I dream things that never were and say, why not?
-- ROBERT F. KENNEDY

An independent is a person who wants to take
the politics out of politics.
-- ADLAI STEVENSON

Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship
Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
-- R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future,
which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
-- ARTHUR C. CLARKE

Everbody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
-- WILL ROGERS

Peace is more difficult than war.
It takes two to make a peace and only one to make a war.
-- FRANK A. PRAISAL

The race advances only by the extra achievments of the individual.
You are the individual.
-- CHARLES TOWNE

A nation without the means of reform is without means of survival.
-- EDMUND BURKE

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
-- HELEN KELLER

Life is the process of figuring out things
which you are never going to do again.

Happiness is not having what you want,
but wanting what you have.
-- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

When in doubt, do it.
It is easier to get forgiveness later.
-- ADMIRAL GRACE HOPPER (ret.)

In spite of the high cost of living, it's still popular.
-- KATHLEEN NORRIS

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
-- HENRY FORD

Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
-- SENATOR BILL BRADLEY

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
-- DOUG LARSON

Happiness is that peculiar sensation you acquire
when you are too busy to be miserable.

The foolish man seeks happiness at a distance;
the wise man grows it under his feet.

Happiness is one thing that multiplies by division.

Saying yes to a child is like blowing up a balloon -
you have to know when to stop.

One generation plants the trees -
another get the shade.

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it
is committing another mistake.

The loftiest towers rise from the ground.

Many a man is in the doghouse
for biting off more than he can chew.

It's no use trying to understand a woman.
Even if you could, you wouldn't believe it.

Information is the one resource that increases in value
each time it is used.

Happiness for a parent comes not in saying "I told you so,"
but from being in the position of not being able
to say "I told you so."
-- DON DANIELS

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages
will be thought of as including our own.
-- GEORG LICHTENBERG

However brave and resourceful they may be, Americans cannot
teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.
-- WILLIAM GREIDER, "Who Will Tell the People"

[Power corrupts;] Powerlessness also corrupts.
-- WILLIAM GREIDER, "Who Will Tell the People"

The power of citizens in a democracy atrophies
when they no longer believe in it.
-- WILLIAM GREIDER, "Who Will Tell the People"

Only ignorance is invincible.

Better to conquer hearts than citadels.
-- NGUYEN TRAI [Vietnamese poet/strategist, circa 1420]

The problem with real life, is that there's no Reset button.
-- DONALD E. WESTLAKE, "Drowned Hopes"

The only thing you can surely change about another person
is your own attitude.

All the world's a stage
and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

The only way to fight a woman is with your hat.
Grab it and run.
-- CARY GRANT

It takes two to make a marriage work,
but only one to make it fail.

The test of a democracy is if it can recognize truth
before it gets hit in the face by it.

Nothing is impossible for the man
who doesn't have to do it himself.
-- A.H. WEILER

The greater the number of laws and enactments,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
-- LAO-TZU (604-531 B.C.)

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America
before the white man came, an Indian said simply, "Ours."
-- VINE DELORIA, JR.

If you pick up a dog and make him prosperous,
he will not bite you. This is the principal
difference between a dog and a man.
-- MARK TWAIN

Blessed are they who have nothing to say,
and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
-- JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing.
-- EDMUND BURKE (attributed)

I'm a great believer in luck. And I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson

A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy
who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.
-- DON QUINN

DEFINITION --
Fascicle - noun. a. ... b. An inflorescence consisting
of a compacted cyme less capitate than a glomerule.
-- WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY

A person is just about as big as the things that make them angry.

Be braver -- you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.

Confidence is the feeling you have
before you understand the situation.

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-- WILL ROGERS

He who Laughs, Lasts.

I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment,
and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.
-- GOTAMA BUDDHA

If you sit down at a poker game and don't see a sucker, get up.
You're the sucker.

Intolerance is the last defense of the insecure.

It may be that your whole purpose in life
is simply to serve as a warning to others.

It's easier to fight for one's principles
than to live up to them.

Living your life is a task so difficult,
it has never been attempted before.

No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid.

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization
that it's time to get up.

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often
a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
-- WILL DURANT

Pro is to con as progress is to Congress.

--PUTT'S LAW:
Technology is dominated by two types of people:
Those who understand what they do not manage.
Those who manage what they do not understand.

Screw up your courage! You've screwed up everything else.

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
-- ASHLEY MONTAGU

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further
than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to
find himself in places no one has ever been.
-- ALAN ASHLEY-PITT

The more things change, the more they stay insane.

The more we disagree,
the more chance there is that at least one of us is right.

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can
be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
-- ELIZABETH TAYLOR

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of things
you know nothing about.

There is no substitute for good manners,
except, perhaps, fast reflexes.

There's nothing wrong with teenagers
that reasoning with them won't aggravate.

This life is a test. It is only a test.
Had this been an actual life, you would have received
further instructions as to what to do and where to go.

TUSSMAN'S LAW --
Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
-- SALVOR HARDIN

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.
-- CHARLES EDWARD MONTAGUE

While money doesn't buy love,
it puts you in a great bargaining position.

While most peoples' opinions change,
the conviction of their correctness never does.

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
-- BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

You have the capacity to learn from mistakes.
You'll learn a lot today.

When asked what he thought of Western Civilization, Mahatmas
Gandhi replied, "I think it would be an excellent idea."

Precipitous Action: Something you do when you're all wet.
-- DON DANIELS

The difference between rape and rapture is salesmanship.

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Everyone has a game plan, until they get punched in the mouth.
-- MIKE TYSON

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose
face is marred with dust and sweat and blood... At the best, he
knows the triumph of high achievement; if he fails, at least he
fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with
those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
-- THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Don't expect to get the answers you truly need if you don't ask
the right questions. Start with yourself.
-- DON DANIELS

DEFINITION
Wife - noun. Someone who, when you want a brown recliner, buys you
a white love seat -- and then complains when you get it dirty.
-- DON DANIELS

The Happiness Paradox:
The more you give it away, the more you get it.
-- DON DANIELS

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

The law of Probability Dispersal decrees that whatever it is
that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

If you can't be kind, be vague.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Age is a case of mind over matter.
If you don't mind then it really doesn't matter.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.

A clear statement is the strongest argument.
-- ENGLISH PROVERB

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with
the greatest violence.
-- HEBREW SAYING

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude
is the school of genius.

A brain is as strong as its weakest think.

If at first you don't succeed, you'll get a lot of advice.

It's easier to have the vigour of youth when you're old
than to have the wisdom of age when you're young.

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.

It is better to have loved and lost than to have hated and won.

A woman without a man is like a neck without a pain.

If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
-- JEWISH PROVERB

All things are to be examined and called into question.
There are no limits set on thought.

Any law enacted that has more than 50 words contains at
least one loophole.

All government programs have three things in common:
a beginning, a muddle, and no end.

Those who lose dreaming are lost.
-- AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PROVERB

When the house of a neighbour is on fire, your own is in danger.

Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-- ITALIAN PROVERB

The man who will not admit he's been wrong loves himself
more than he loves the truth.

Prejudice is ignorance matured.

Only one thing is certain -- that is, nothing is certain.
If this statement is true, it is also false.

The acid test of intelligence is its ability to cope with stupidity.

You start growing up the day you have your first real laugh
at yourself.

Diplomacy is the art of jumping into troubled waters
without making a splash.

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not the reason for
which ships are built.

Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live
long enough to make them all yourself.

Education is what you get from reading the fine print;
experience is what you get from not reading it.

Flattery is like perfume; it should be smelled, not swallowed.

There is no satisfactory substitute for brains, but in some cases
silence does pretty well.

To lose is to learn.

Everything passes; everything wears out; everything breaks.
-- FRENCH PROVERB

Man cannot discover new oceans until he has the courage
to lose sight of the shore.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

National sovereignty is the worst idea humanity ever had.

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes.
Just don't respond with encores.

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease.
-- PERSIAN PROVERB

Absence makes the heart go wander.

O Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will
never change our minds.
-- SCOTTISH PRAYER

Integrity is being conscientious even when nobody is around.

Writing is nature's way of letting you know how sloppy
your thinking is.

The future comes one day at a time.
-- DEAN ACHESON

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect
the writer.
-- DEAN ACHESON

And say not thou "My country right or wrong," nor shed
thy blood for an unhallowed cause.
-- JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow
oneself to be devoured.
-- KONRAD ADENAUER

History is important. If you don't know where you have been,
you damned sure don't know where you are going.
-- CARL AJELLO

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts
of our minds.
-- W.R. ALGER

Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but
as a group decide that nothing can be done.
-- FRED ALLEN

You come to that moment in time when you can make a choice -
which is every moment.
-- LINDA HUGHES ALLEN

HaRRISON'S POSTULATE --
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
-- OSCAR WILDE

If everything's under control, you're going too slow.
-- MARIO ANDRETTI

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
-- SAINT AUGUSTINE

I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty
to study mathematics and philosophy ... in order to give their
children the right to study painting, poetry, and music.
-- JOHN ADAMS

War does not determine who is right; war determines who is left.
-- ALLEGED CHINESE PROVERB

Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
-- ALLEGED CHINESE PROVERB

Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
-- ALLEGED CHINESE PROVERB

ElMER DAVIS, WWII INFORMATION DIRECTOR, ON AMERICA --
This will remain the land of the free only so long as
it is the home of the brave.

The most important truths are likely to be those which society
at that time least wants to hear.
-- W. H. AUDEN

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person
to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism.

Have you noticed that a slight tax increase costs you two hundred
dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?

Amateurs built the ark .... Professionals built the Titanic.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in
overalls and looks like work.
-- THOMAS ALVA EDISON

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling
exception, is composed of others.
-- JOHN ANDREW HOLMES

When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a
circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there,
and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are
well trained.
-- EDWARD R. MURROW

Man is not disturbed by events, but by the view he takes of them.
-- EPICTETUS

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
-- ANONYMOUS

Fools rush in where fools have been before.
-- ANONYMOUS

Light travels faster than sound. That's why most people seem
bright until you hear them speak.
-- ANONYMOUS

It's not easy being stupid.... Some people have been practicing
all their lives!
-- ANONYMOUS

Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.
-- ANONYMOUS

The trouble with people is not that they don't know, but
that they know so much that ain't so.
-- JOSH BILLINGS

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
-- CONFUCIUS

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human
stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
-- ALBERT EINSTEIN

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
-- EURIPIDES, THE BACCHAE, CIRCA 407 B.C.

Four little words sum up what has lifted most successful
individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did
all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
-- A. LOU VICKERY

Judge a boy by his relatives; judge a youth by his friends;
judge a man by his wife; judge no one by his children.
-- MARILYN VOS SAVANT

No good deed shall go unpunished.
-- ANN LANDERS [ATTRIBUTED]

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by
the lights of every passing ship.
-- GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY

Life - it doesn't HAVE to make sense...

The world is not interested in how many storms you survived,
only that the ship arrived.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us,
what we have done for others remains and is immortal.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
-- GEORGE CARLIN

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute
of the strong.
--Mahatma Gandhi

The smaller you are, the shorter your horizon.

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Upon the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions,
who when on the dawn of victory paused to rest, and there resting died.
-- JOHN DRETSCHMER

To be right, you must remain willing to be wrong, and to change.
-- DON DANIELS

The Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly.
They were just the first not to crash.

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.
-- ITALIAN PROVERB

Better to have loved a short girl, than never to have loved a tall.

Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.

Being average is being the best of the worst, or the worst of the best.

You don't stick a knife in a man's back nine inches and then
pull it out six inches and say you are making progress.
-- MALCOLM X

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try
to please everyone.
-- BILL COSBY

So, if a man is all alone in the middle of the woods and he says
something with no woman there to hear it, is he still wrong?

You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop
and throw stones at every dog that barks.
-- WINSTON CHURCHILL

A successful man is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least.

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
-- CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIE

Ridicule is more powerful than all the arguments in the world.
-- FREDERICK THE GREAT [AS WRITTEN TO VOLTAIRE]

The consequences arising from the continual accumulation
of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us
to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.
-- PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS, NOVEMBER 22, 1797

Might doesn't make right, it just makes rules.
-- KAZ VORPAL

A generation which ignores history has no past--and no future.
--Lazarus Long

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom.
Don't ever count on having both at once.
--Lazarus Long

We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
--Hegel

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the
privilege to be free.
--Charles Evans Hughes

No pain equals that of an injury inflicted under the
pretense of a just punishment.
--Horace of Spain

If a politician found he had cannibals in his constituents,
he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
--H.L.Mencken

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
-- H. G. WELLS

The budget should be balanced, the treasury refilled, public debt
reduced, the arrogance of officialdom tempered and controlled, and
the assistance to foreign lands curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.
-- CICERO

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been
precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.
-- F. HOELDERLIN

We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
-- RONALD REAGAN

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
-- SIDNEY HOOK

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is
competence, because it's so rare.
-- DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J.O'ROARKE

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it's free.
-- P.J.O'ROARKE

The people who would surrender their liberties for a little
short term peace, deserve neither peace nor liberty.
-- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

The great masses of the people will more easily fall
victims to a big lie than to a small one.
-- ADOLF HITLER

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
-- MEL LAZARUS

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
-- NIETZSCHE

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails and not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.
-- ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

At Microsoft, Quality is Job One ..... point one.

Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forwards.
-- SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones,
as the wind will blow out a candle, and blow in a fire.
-- DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up
children; now I have six children and no theories.
-- JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth,
and they think it is hell.
-- HARRY TRUMAN

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in,
unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
-- THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
-- BISHOP W.C. MAGEE

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority
in others.
-- MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
-- HENRI BERGSON

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
-- OSCAR WILDE

A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
-- CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIE

Excellence is not a sometime thing.
-- VINCE LOMBARDI

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.
-- DAVE WEINBAUM

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps
his mouth shut.
-- SAM RAYBURN

We have just enough religion to makes us hate, but not enough
to make us love.
-- JONATHAN SWIFT

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people;
-- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (ATTRIBUTED)

There are many ways to say "I love you." Sometimes, "Yes"
isn't one of them.
-- DON DANIELS

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
-- LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)

It truly is not satisfying to be proven right -- if you didn't want
that result in the first place.
-- DON DANIELS

Generally speaking, to change the world for the better, one should
start with oneself. After all, that's the one area over which one
should have the most control.
-- DON DANIELS

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have
anything to laugh at when you are old.
-- WILL ROGERS

Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.

My wife comes with instructions -- lots of instructions.

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
--Steven Wright

I've learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the
happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
--Voltaire

The opposite of love isn't hate; it's apathy.
-- JOHN LECARRE "A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY"

History repeats itself, but the first time it is tragedy, the
second time it is comedy.
-- JOHN LECARRE "A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY"

At some point in life, the promise of tomorrow becomes the
threat of tomorrow.
-- DON DANIELS

There is no safety for honest men except by believing all
possible evil of evil men.
-- EDMUND BURKE

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
--Isaac Asimov

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
-- H. JACKSON BROWN JR.

If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?
-- LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he
was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
-- SAADI

If you want to catch something, running after it isn't
always the best way.
-- LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves,
that we should take seriously.
-- PETER USTINOV

The Sail -- the play of its pulse so like our own lives:
so thin and yet so full of life,
so noiseless when it labors hardest,
so noisy and impatient when least effective.
-- HENRY DAVID THOREAU

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
-- CONFUCIUS

The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.
-- VIJAYA LAKSHMI PANDIT

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right
thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing
you can do is nothing.
-- THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Corollary to "Still waters run deep":
Babbling brooks tend to be very shallow.
-- DON DANIELS

You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did
on the way up.
-- MITCH ALBOM, "FOR ONE MORE DAY"

Regardless of how old you become you still remain as young as you
will ever be.

Something in man requires an enemy. Something in mankind demands
a hostile balance of power. Without one, things fall apart.
-- JOSEPH HELLER, "GOD KNOWS"

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness
for responsibility.
-- DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
-- ALBER EINSTEIN

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
-- C. ARCHIE DANIELSON

The most important things in life ... aren't things.

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving.
-- OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like
a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- WINSTON CHURCHILL

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-- G. GORDON LIDDY

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
-- FREDERIC BASTIAT, FRENCH ECONOMIST (1801-1850)

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it.
-- ANONYMOUS

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-- WINSTON CHURCHILL

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to
fill the world with fools.
-- HERBERT SPENCER, ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER (1820-1903)

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- EDWARD LANGLEY, ARTIST (1928-1995)

The biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats is the
spelling.

Freedom isn't free.

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life... That no
man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

-- ERODIUS:
"Heaven protect us from what men do in the name of good." ... and God.

A fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
-- ECCLESIASTES 5:30

If everbody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
-- GEORGE PATTON

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a
broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-- LANGSTON HUGHES

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.
-- LAO TZU

Th-th-that's all, f-f-folks!




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