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Salivate and extemporize! — Rich

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. — Bill Watterson

Suburbia is the insidious cartoon of the country house in a cartoon of the country.  –James Howard Kunstler

I had once believed that we are all masters of our fate – that we could mould our lives into any form we pleased. I had overcome deafness and blindness sufficiently to be happy, and I supposed that anyone could come out victorious if he threw himself valiantly into life’s struggle. But as I went more and more about the country I learned that I had spoken with assurance on a subject I knew little about. I forgot that I owed my success partly to the advantages of my birth and environment. Now, however, I learned that the power to rise in the world is not within the reach of everyone. — Helen Keller

“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.” –Siddhartha

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power.” -Lincoln

“Conflict is inevitable and useful, Violence is not inevitable nor useful.” -Richard Jeong (but is commonly said)

“Violence is the act of the incompotent” -Asimov (althought I think desprate may be more fittinng)

“The best strategy in violence is to make it unnecessary”

“Think of life as a game who goal is to discover it’s rules.” -Richard Jeong (modified from Joe Haldeman)

“Power is the element of trust by one or many, allowing one to make a decision. Trust is the element of one person beliving that another will not bring shame to, shame another, or harm another.” -Richard Jeong

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” -Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880-1918, French Poet

“If you observe a really happy man, you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his child, growing double dahlias or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that had rolled under the radiator, striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.” -W. Beran Wolfe, 1900-1935, Author and Psychiatrist

“One must be ruthless to be truthful” -Unknown

“There is a difference between contentment and complaceny.” -Bill Scott or Amy Sterk or Monte… or Billy (someone said it the night of game Feburary 21, 2003

“Meetings…because none of us is as dumb as all of us” -Rick Pierce 2005 as a commentary on life in a government contracted science facility

“The seeming truth which cunning times put on to entrap the wisest.” -William Shakespeare, Act III Scene II Merchant of Venice

A theory is something that allows you to do less work.  –Luca Turin, 2005, TED–The Science of Scent [By dint of it’s ability to predict things, an accurate theory allows you to save time, narrow your prediction, leverage an idea, or generally save labor.]

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