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DESIRE AND PERSISTENCE

NOTHING IN THE WORLD
CAN TAKE THE PLACE
OF DESIRE AND PERSISTENCE.

TALENT WILL NOT;
NOTHING IS MORE
COMMON THAN
UNSUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS
WITH TALENT.

GENIUS WILL NOT;
UNREWARDED GENIUS IS
ALMOST A PROVERB.

EDUCATION WILL NOT;
THE WORLD IS FULL OF
EDUCATED DERELICTS.

DESIRE AND PERSISTENCE
ALONE
ARE OMNIPOTENT.
– anonymous

It is time we steered by the stars and not by the lights of each passing ship.
Omar Bradley

I hear, and I forget.
I see, and I remember.
I do, and I learn.
Maria Montessori

Success in nature,
as opposed to success among humans,
depends on nothing but day – to – day performance.
John Gierach

TRY, there is no TRY.
It is DO, or DO NOT DO.
Francis Whitaker, 1911 – 1999

The field is not well seen from within the field.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Due to circumstances beyond your control,
you are master of your fate and captain of your soul.

Deliberation, n.:
The act of examining one’s bread to determine which side it is buttered on.

I don’t care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating.

Never eat rutabaga on any day of the week that has a “y” in it.

Using DOS was like kicking a dead whale down the beach.

Tact is the ability to tell a person he/she has an open mind
when he/she has a hole in his/her head.

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings.

Famous last words:
Don’t unplug it, it will just take a moment to fix.
We won’t need reservations.
This dog doesn’t bite.
Its always sunny there this time of year.
Don’t worry, its not loaded.

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies
solve one technical problem…how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

Baruch’s Observation:
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Living on earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun.

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Sean O’Casey

If two humans agree on everything,
you may be sure that only one of them is doing the thinking.
LBJ

If you and I were exactly the same, one of us would be unnecessary.

It is a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
Andrew Jackson

The reasonable person adapts to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself/herself.
Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable person.
George Bernard Shaw

Whenever anyone says, “theoretically,” they really mean, “not really.”

If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you;
but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
Harry S. Truman

Reporter (to Mahatma Gandhi):
Mr. Gandhi, what do you think of Western Civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein… it rejects it.

It is against the grain of modern education
to teach students to program their lives.
What fun is there in making plans,
acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts,
devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?
Alan Perlis

I dread success.
To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth,
like the male spider, who is killed by the female
the moment he has succeeded in his courtship.
I like a state of continual becoming,
with a goal in front and not behind.
George Bernard Shaw

Drawing: v
Tangible speculation. Michael Graves

Bradley’s Bromide… when individuals become too strong…
organize them into a committee… that will do them in.
Le hasard ne favorise que les esprits prepares
Chance favors only the prepared mind. Pasteur

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Goethe

Charm gets one by for about fifteen minutes,
after that one had better have something of value to contribute…
…except in a university.

New ideas, not new features, are the currency of the future.
Veritas

Truth does not depart from human nature.
Confucious

Without Landscape, where would we be?

Imagination is more important than information.
Albert Einstein

186,000 miles per second. Not just a good idea, its the law.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make her/him drink.

In the end, inspiration is everything.

ABOUT CONVICTION

I have often wondered how some people manage to rise above the conundrum of everyday existence with such a clear vision of how to make the world a better place. Against all odds, by sheer persistence, they manage to move mountains of prejudice and ignorance aside to accomplish their goals. I have often thought of the burden that these people must bear, but I have come to realize lately that they probably do not view it that way. Somehow, deep inside, they know that they are blessed with unusual powers of conviction, which gives them the opportunity to express the nobler side that we all know too seldom finds expression. Art Souther

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