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Cut to fit, paint to match.

If it doesn’t fit, you need a bigger hammer.

They told me, “Smile, things could be worse.” So, I smiled, and sure enough, things got worse.

Tom
 

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My Dad's comment on a poorly finished job of work: "Measured with a micrometer, marked it with chalk and cut it with an axe."
 

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My Grandfather was a wheelright and cabinet maker.
His most scathing comment regarding someones work was
"He couldnt make a rabbit hutch with leather hinges"
 

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"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze new problems, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
– Robert A. Heinlein
 

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A SEAL sniper instructor, regarding teaching milliradian range finding to a new batch of students:
"Like a bunch of hogs, staring at a pocket watch."
 

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Here's one saying that my Dad still uses whenever me or my brothers use any of his tools, from a pocket knife to a chain saw:

Don't get any blood on it!

I enjoy it for it's subtlety; it's phrased like concern for his equipment, but is really a non-naggin way to say "don't hurt yourself".
I found myself saying it two weeks ago when I handed my pocket knife to our co-op student at work.

-brino
 
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I always new that as:-
If that aint poop it will do till you get some.
And the classic if you were to blame:-
Said in a loud whisper "Look innocent, they will all think it was me"
 

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For any activity there are four levels of competence:

Unconscious incompetence - You don't know what you don't know.
Concious incompetence - You have discovered what you don't know.
Conscious competence - You are able if you think about it.
Unconscious competence - You complete the activity without even thinking about it.
 

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For any activity there are four levels of competence:

Unconscious incompetence - You don't know what you don't know.
Concious incompetence - You have discovered what you don't know.
Conscious competence - You are able if you think about it.
Unconscious competence - You complete the activity without even thinking about it.
Along the same line,

"He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep - wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a wise man - follow him. He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool ... shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not, is ignorant ... teach him."
 
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