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CluelessNewB

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"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look
on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome
trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and
that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
 

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The fellow I learned carpentry from was full of wise sayings, but what I now remember was "Grandpa ran a country store. He'd buy butter at six cents a pound and put enough salt in it he could sell it at six cents a pound and make money."
 
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If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied. George Westinghouse.
 
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Stupid people shouldn't breed......

Edit: ment to be funny so please take it with a grain of salt.;)
 
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If walking is good for your health then the postman would be immortal .
 

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"No Good deed will go Unpunished!" -Clare Boothe Luce

"A person with an open mind is able to learn Equally from both a Wiseman or a Fool!"

"If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise!" - William Blake
 
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Variation on the bowling ball from the Chief of the Fire Department I used to volunteer with:

"If you put those boys in a rubber room with two bowling balls, they'd break one and lose the other one."

And pursuant to other posts, Robert Heinlein was a flipping genius. Don't know that it's original to him, but I first came across it in one of his books: TANSTAAFL. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
 

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"Poor planning on your part does not constitute urgency on mine"

Hanging on the entrance to the huge machine shop that supported our 4 wafer fabs and 3 assembly and test operations.
When I was a Chief Petty Officer in charge of a maintenance department, a variation of that truism was posted prominently above my desk. "Failure to plan on your part does not necessarily precipitate an emergency on my part." More than once I ended a conversation by pointing to it.
 

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"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey: delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." - Jenkin Lloyd Jones
 

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"If you put those boys in a rubber room with two bowling balls, they'd break one and lose the other one."
TANSTAAFL. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
Similar to that one:
NASA was doing a behavioral study. They had a 8 foot cube shaped room with just a door to go in and plain white walls, floor, and ceiling. Nothing else. They had three test subjects, a college student, an engineer, and a hobby machinist. The techs gave each of the subjects three plain black balls, 1" in diameter, put each one in the room separately for one hour, and then opened the door to find out what each had done with their three balls.
The college student had a juggling routine worked out.
The engineer had the three balls neatly stacked, one on top of the other.
The hobby machinist had lost one, broken the second, and had the third one in his lunch box.
 

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do not look at a setback as a negative thing
the slowdown will put you right back where you are supposed to be.---Me


The meaning of one thing can only be understood in relation to what stands next to, and influences it. (unknown)
i read it somewhere and it stuck for some reason
 
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"You can't polish a turd." - Anon.

"You can polish a turd, it's a long and difficult process and at the end all you have is a shiny turd." - Me
 
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