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    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.- Douglas Adams      
bullet "Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away"...... Johnson, the Rambler, August 28, 1750
"Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Taken." Oscar Wilde
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. - Sun Tzu
bullet "If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said" - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan (quoted in the Wall Street Journal, page 15, March 3, 2010)
bullet "I'm not the kind of politician who says one thing to one audience and a different thing to a different audience; I say the same thing to all audiences and let them fight about what I meant." -  Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder (quoted in the Wall Street Journal, page 15, March 3, 2010)
bullet"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it." --R Feyneman
"On the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics." --R Feyneman
bullet "I left Earth three times. I found no place else to go. Please take care of Spaceship Earth." -- Wally Schirra, who flew around Earth on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions in the 1960s
bullet Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. - W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946)
bulletTreat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. - Quentin Crisp
bullet Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I might not always like being taught. - Sir Winston Churchill
bulletThere are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell
bulletIf you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate
bullet If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure 'til you know there is no hook beneath it. - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - John Andrew Holmes
bulletHuman salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.  - Martin Luther King Jr.
bullet You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.  - John Ciardi
bulletIf God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.  - George Winters
bullet "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright (1955 - )
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1768 - 1821)
bullet  "Old age is like flying a plane through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do." - Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)
"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." - Warren Buffet (1930 - )
bullet "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement ... let me go upstairs and check." - M.C. Escher
bullet "Action is the fundamental key to all success." - Pablo Picasso
bullet "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali
bullet"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh