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Favorite Quotes

It is said, you can lead a horse to water but not make him drink.  While that may be true, you can drown the SOB. :)
-Eric Case
 
Mean what you say or say what you mean.
 
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-Thomas Jefferson
 
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
-Aristotle
 
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.  We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
-Oliver Wendell Homes
 
The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena...who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; who at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, fail while daring greatly...so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt
 
Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got.
-Theodore Roosevelt
 
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
-Thoreau
 
It matters little how we die, so long as we die better men than we imagined we could be -- and no worse than we feared.
-Drago Museveni in Andromeda: The Unconquerable Man (2003)
 
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. [Lat., Semper et infirmi est animi exiguique voluptas Ultio.]
-Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
 
By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing over it, he is superior.
-Francis Bacon
 
Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
-Anthony D’Angelo
 
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
-David Broome
 
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things.
-Machiavelli
 
There is no such thing as immaculate perception.
What you see depends upon what you thought before you looked.
-Myron Tribus
 
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-Winston Churchill
 
As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.
-Benjamin Franklin
 
Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
-Shakespeare
 
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-Peter Drucker
 
Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. [Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien]
-François-Marie Arouet (better known by his pen name Voltaire)
 
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
-Octavio Paz
 
If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go with others.
-African Proverb 

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