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--Youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery.
--You can't get where you want to go if you don't know where you are.
--The best way to predict your future is to create it.
--If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
--Es equilibrium ego.
--Sorry I put those words in your mouth, but you wouldn't talk to me.
--Pleasure and joy are deceptive
--Impatience is a virtue.
--Fear is the mind killer. - Paul Muad'Ib

--To have and to want more, that is life. - F. Nietzsche

--That the sun shines tomorrow is a judgement that is as true as the 
contrary judgement. - David Hume

--Knowing others is Wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. -LaoTzu
--The Truth is realized in an instant; the Act is practiced step by step. 
-Zen saying
--If you work on your mind with your mind, how can you avoid immense 
confusion? -Seng-Ts'an
--Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old;  Seek what they 
sought. -Basho
--Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. -Chinese Proverb
  For the parking spot I find at the end of the parking lot,
 because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed
 with transportation.
 For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm in the winter.
 For the lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means
 that I can hear.
 For the pile of laundry and ironing, because  it means I have clothes
 to wear.
 For the weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because
 it means I have been capable of working hard.
 For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours,
 because it means that I am alive.
 For too much e-mail,
  because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.
  Send this to someone you care about. That's why I sent it to you.

--Consider the past and you shall know the future. --Chinese Proverb
--Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.   - African Proverb 
--The man who has no imagination has no wings.   - Muhammad Ali
--The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 
30 years of his life.   - Muhammad Ali 
--I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel 
when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.   - Fred Allen 

 For the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV,
  because that means he is at home and not on the streets.
 For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed.
 For the mess to clean after a party,  because  it means that I have been 
surrounded by friends.
 For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough 
to eat.
 For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning,
  and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
 For all the complaining I hear about the government,
  because it means that we have freedom of speech.


More Quotes
--There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. 
The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
 - Woody Allen 
--I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked 
at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
- Poul Anderson
--The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds 
new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, 'hmm....
that's funny...'   - Isaac Asimov
--I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.  
 - Theresa of Avila
--History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other. 
 - Arthur Balfour (1848-1930)
--Behind every great fortune there is a crime.   
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) 
--Happiness is good health and a bad memory.   - Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982) 
--There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things 
we don't know.   - Ambrose Bierce 
--Never express yourself more clearly than you think.   - N. Bohr
--You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.  
 - Neils Bohr to Albert Einstein 
--Ability is nothing without opportunity.   - Napoleon Bonaparte 
--In politics an absurdity is not a handicap.   - Napoleon Bonaparte 
--Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; 
and when it is bad, it is better than nothing.   - Dick Brandon 
--There's no government like no government.   - Bumper sticker
--Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, 
it enkindles the great.   - Comte de Bussy-Rabutin
--Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. 
  - Joseph Campbell 
--It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can
 be happy without money.   - Albert Camus
--You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind 
word alone.   - Al Capone (1899-1947) 
--Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately 
comes up with a better mouse.   - James Carswell
One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.
   - G. K. Chesterton 
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. - Chinese Proverb
Behind an able man there are always other able men.   - Chinese Proverb
In shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons.   - Chinese Proverb 
Judge not the horse by his saddle.   - Chinese Proverb
The palest ink is better than the best memory.   - Chinese Proverb
The wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool does from his friends.
   - Chinese Proverb 
When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet. 
  - Chinese Proverb 

I like a man who grins when he fights.   - Winston Churchill 
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. 
Pigs treat us as equals.   - Winston Churchill 
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with 
the average voter.   - Winston Churchill 
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
   - Arthur C Clarke 
The shortest distance between two points is through Hell.   - Brian Clark 
Hear and you forget; see and you remember; do and you understand. 
  - Confucius 
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
- Confucius
The superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; 
he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability
he has.   - Confucius
Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes 
the ride worthwhile.   - Sean Connery 
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn 
down your house, you can never tell.   - Joan Crawford 
No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.
- Mandell Creighton (1843-1901)

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.   
- Marie Curie 

A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value
 of life.   - Charles Darwin
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect
 if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing
 but blind, pitiless indifference.   - Charles Darwin 
If there are no stupid questions, then what sort of questions do stupid 
people ask?   - Dogbert 
You know how dumb the average guy is? Well, by definition, half of them 
are even dumber than that.   - J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs
Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.   - Dykstra 
I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more 
likely he is to have extreme prejudice.   - Clint Eastwood
Results! Why man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several 
thousand things that won't work   - Thomas Alva Edison 
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.  
 - Albert Einstein

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
   - Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 
If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.   - Albert Einstein 
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
 Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
 That's relativity.   - Albert Einstein
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell 
more than he knows.   - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The only way to have a friend is to be one.   
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 
It is never too late to be what you might have been.   
- Farmer's Almanac, 1995 
It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong, and an even bigger one to 
keep his mouth shut when he's right.   - Jim Fiebig 
I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.  
 - Zsa Zsa Gabor
If you understand, things are as they are. If you do not understand, 
things are as they are.   - Gensha, Zen Master
An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead 
body.   - Jim Haye
What luck for rulers that men do not think.   - Adolf Hitler 
Knowledge is power.   - Thomas Hobbes
A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one
 had as a child, at play.   - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.  
 - Friedrich Nietzsche 
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.  
 - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only 
a fool trusts either of them.   - P.J. O'Rourke 
Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a 
high powered rifle and scope.   - P.J. O'Rourke
He was a wise man who invented God.   - Plato
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief 
that one's work is terribly important.   - Bertrand Russell 
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
   - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.   - George Bernard Shaw 
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. 
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.   - Socrates
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.   
- Cornelius Tacitus
For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and big words Bother me. 
  - Winnie the Pooh 
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.  
 - Boris Yeltsin 
Murphy's First Law: Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Murphy's Second Law: Everything takes longer than you think.
Murphy's Third Law: In any field of scientific endeavor, anything that  
 can go wrong will go wrong.
Murphy's Fourth Law: If there is a possibility of several things going   
wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

Murphy's Fifth Law: If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
Murphy's Sixth Law: If you perceive that there are four possible ways   
in which a procedure can go wrong and circumvent these, then a fifth 
way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
Murphy's Seventh Law: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to 

Save a tree. Eat a beaver. 
The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
There are three kinds of people in the world, those who can count, 
and those who can't. 
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.  
- William Shakespeare

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