INSTANT WISDOM

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Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel
the heat. -Caroline Schroeder

People who buy diet soda by the case are missing the point of diet
soda.

Happiness is where you find it. The secret to finding it is not to
look so hard.

You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make
your attitudes to fit those situations. -Zig Ziglar

Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?

I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any
difference. -Steven Wright

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. -Aristotle

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

In most corporations, "Human Resources" is neither human nor
resourceful.

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems
depopulated. -Alphonse de Lamartine

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car
could go straight upwards. -Sir Fred Hoyle  

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have
let go. -William Feather 

There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate
more and more. The other is to desire less. -G.K. Chesterton 

Wit is educated insolence. -Aristotle

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. -Gore Vidal

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer 

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
-Will Durant

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -John F. Kennedy

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time
reading it. -Moses Hadas

Logic is in the eye of the logician. -Gloria Steinem 

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
-Albert Einstein

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
-H. H. Munro (Saki) 

There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the
other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious
deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
-C. A. R. Hoare

In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
-W.B. Prescott

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.   
-EARL WARREN   

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln   

The New Hampshire state motto is "Live free or die." It's often
interpreted as being a political statement, which is wrong. It's
really an economic statement. 

If you donít scale the mountain, you canít view the plain.
-Chinese proverb

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
-Elvis Presley

Good questions outrank easy answers. -Paul A. Samuelson

Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you
are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher

There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are
different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his
rivals: he knows where he is going. -Mark Caine

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.   
-Elmer G. Letterman   

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge
yourself one. -James A. Froude

I feel sorry for people who don't drink or do drugs. Because someday
they're going to be in a hospital bed, dying, and they won't know why.
-Redd Foxx 

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.   
-Japanese Proverb

None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from
our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped
us. -Thurgood Marshall

Happiness walks on busy feet. -Kitte Turmell

Sometimes even the best manager is like the boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so that he can take him
there. -Lee Iacocca

My parents always tell me to make my life an example of the principles
I believe in, but every time I do, they tell me to stop it. -Calvin

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course,
you are an exceptionally good liar. -Jerome K. Jerome

The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government
but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
-Ronald Reagan

Q: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper?   
A: He sold his soul to Santa.

Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being
great in little things.

Computers, televisions, and most other small household electric
appliances actually run, not on electricity, but on smoke. We know
this because when the smoke escapes, they	quit working.

Life is not so much a matter of 'finding' ourselves as it is a matter
of making ourselves. -Alan Loy McGinnis

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting
clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed
up in the first place!  

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
-Chinese proverb

Buick Riveras and white Volvos are aphodisiacs. -Steve Suchy

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their
earthly pedestals. -Agnes Repplier

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they
find laughable.

Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that's
all right. You don't tell the quality of a master by the size of his
crowds. -Richard Bach

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many
regrets. -Arthur C. Clarke

A man should live forever...or die trying.

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up,
depends upon what you're made of.

How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and
intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed
to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant'.
-John Abbott

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a
person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as
possible. -Freeman Dyson

"Mach 2 travel feels no different." a passenger commented on an early
Concorde flight.
"Yes," Sir George replied. "That was the difficult bit."
-Sir George Edwards, co-director of Concorde development 

Phases of a Project:
1 -- Exultation
2 -- Disenchantment
3 -- Search for the Guilty
4 -- Punishment of the Innocent
5 -- Praise for the Uninvolved 

When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four
years ago, he is a broad-minded man who has courage enough to change
his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promises. -Franklin Adams

It is better to live rich than to die rich. -Samuel Johnson

Whoever is afraid of submitting any question, civil or religious, to
the test of free discussion, is more in love with his own opinion than
with truth. -T. Watson

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. -Charles De Gaulle

On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -Martin, age 10

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. -Fletcher Knebel 

I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone 
is taking the time to plant some. -Herbert Rappaport

There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and
that's all you'll ever find.' -Robert Flaherty

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
-Ray Bradbury

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to 
despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
-Russell Green

Never give a person more power than he can use, for use it he will.
-Cotton Mather

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is 
determined to set a speed record getting there.	-Laurence J. Peter

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be
unpopular. -Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in
pursuit of the goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until
one is amazed at one's luck. -Iris Murdoch

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand
Canyon and waiting for the echo. -Don Marquis

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a
yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause,
while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for
one. -Wilhelm Stekel

Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make your's burn any
brighter.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once
he grows up. -Pablo Picasso 

Basically, collectors want nudes, so I have supplied for them nude
cars, nude telephones, nude electric plugs, nude switches, nude fans.
-Claes Oldenburg

If crimefighters fight crime, and firefighters fight fires, what do
freedom fighters fight?

If you lose your job, your marriage and your mind all in one week, try
to lose your mind first, because then the other stuff won't matter
that much. -Jack Handey

Politics, very often, is simply economics pursued by other means.
-Edward J. Nell

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