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    Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet.
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    "Be the change that you want to see in the world" - Gandhi.

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    "If it comes out of your body, it should never go back into your body." -Mom

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    "The Universe is large, there's lots of stuff to think about" - Dr. Karl

    "Who let the dogs out?" - The Baha Men

    "What this thing needs is more power" - Tim Allen

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    "If you push something hard enough, it will fall over." Fudd's First Law of Opposition.
    -- Firesign Theatre

    "It goes up, it must come down." Teslicles Corollary to Fudd's First Law.
    -- Firesign Theatre

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    Never try to teach a pig to sing.
    It only wastes your time, and annoys the pig.

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    "What goes in must come out." (These were my mom's favorite words whenever we wanted another pet)

    "(Insert your choice of impossible task) is like herding cats"

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    A three year old is the only thing in the universe that can breach the first law of thermodynamics

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    He has a face for radio.
    "People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan."

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    "You should never ever doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka

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    Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups... or small groups... or individually...

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    "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."

    -Unknown

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    "Nothing is ever so bad that it can't get worse."

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    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a damn fool about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swede74 View Post
    "Nothing is ever so bad that it can't get worse."
    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a damn fool about it.
    Great ones, I actually cracked up when I saw these. Love it!

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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    -Elanor Roosevelt.

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    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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    It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature.

    ~Steven Wright

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    "Stupidity is doing the same thing, the exact same way 1000 times; and actually expecting a different result than the same one gotten the last 999 times." ~ Anonymous

    (Also, the one in my Sig line.)
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    "Stupidity is doing the same thing, the exact same way 1000 times; and actually expecting a different result than the same one gotten the last 999 times." ~ Anonymous

    (Also, the one in my Sig line.)
    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a damn fool about it.
    "If at first you don't succeed, stop. Think about it. Then try another way."

    The amalgamation of those sentiments.

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    What does not belong to you will always seem to be better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    "If at first you don't succeed, stop. Think about it. Then try another way."

    The amalgamation of those sentiments.
    A variation on this theme is "Once you screw up big time, move on to other things".

    Some people just don't have an aptitude for certain things. At all. In my case, it's earning more than a minimal amount of money, getting past "friendship" with the opposite sex, and any type of sport requiring hand-eye coordination. I tried all of these things at one time or another with little success. After several tries, I concluded my efforts were better spent at pursuits I was good at. I totally agree it's worthwhile to continue pursuing things if you at least get marginally better with each try. That certainly happened with cycling, for example. In the three cases above, there was no improvement whatsoever after repeated disasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatasal View Post
    What does not belong to you will always seem to be better..
    That also applies to toast.

    Toast made by someone else is invariably better than toast made by you.

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    Allright - I'll play:

    All's well that ends
    Truncated for a reason - projects and other discrete tasks need to have a conclusive end, which they often are not granted

    Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
    Carl Sagan - I take this to mean that you should remain open to possibilities

    Inferior minds discuss personalities. Average minds discuss events. Superior minds discuss ideas.
    Variations of this are commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt

    Theater is life. Cinema is art. Television is furniture.
    No idea where this came from, but it's always been very true to me

    Do what you can with what you have where you are.
    Teddy Roosevelt, I believe - I take it to mean that you should recognize when something is possible despite obstacles

    Work has a tendency to expand to fit the time allocated to it.
    No idea where this came from, but its truth comes from allocating too much time to a task - which does not have any particular tendency to make the outcome better

    Beware the 90-90 rule: The first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time allotted. The last 10% of the project takes 90% of the time spent.
    Derived from The Jargon File

    A project can meet specifications, come in under budget, or meet its deadline - pick two
    An electronic device can be simple, cheap, or efficient - and if you're lucky it can be two of those things
    Heard these (and other A, B, or C - pick two) in industry

    Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.
    Hunter Thompson

    Society is three meals away from disorder
    Heard this many times and believe there are significant elements of truth to it

    The brochure view of anything is always more attractive than the reality of it
    Beware the unqualified promotion of anything - it will be missing crucial negatives...
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    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Incoming fire has the right of way.

    Always use the biggest possible tool for the job- Dad
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    -- Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by idleprocess View Post

    Society is three meals away from disorder
    Heard this many times and believe there are significant elements of truth.
    Oh man,,,,,, I could have gone all week without being confronted by that reality. Scary excrement!

    ~ Chance
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    "If your only tool is a hammer, pretty soon every problem will start to look like a nail."

    (A self-defense proverb.)
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    I guess we all should be a bit ashamed for not posting the following sooner ...

    "Two is one, and one is none."
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    "When in doubt (use more) lube."

    - Jamie Hyneman

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    Don't force it.. get a bigger hammer.

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