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.


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.


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.


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.


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