Redskins fans deserve a better result…. (Owner Dan Snyder on their 3-13 2013 season)
I think Denver forgot why they were there. (comment on Superbowl XLVIII results by William Hill)
Friends: You have life long ones, you have passing through ones and you have those that hang around while there is something in it for them. Once they have what they want they are hardly seen again! (Wayne Kline, CSC).
You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in. (Arlo Guthrie)
Life is much easier when you choose to treat people as acquaintances rather than friends.
Each of us put our hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. We did not place our hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible. (Brian Sims, Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania)
The world is governed by four-year-olds. (David Brooks on NBC’s Meet the Press, 11 January 2015)
Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016, crushing the hopes and dreams of tens of people. (seen on Twitter.com, 30 Jan 2015)
Efficiency is a good thing: e.g. Arabic Numerals: 888. Roman Numerals: MCCCLXXXVIII. (Neil deGrass Tyson)
You can’t put an old head on a young body.
Trusting the government with your privacy is like having a Peeping Tom install your window blinds. (John Perry Barlow)
An arrogant demeanor is the kiss of death to any further education. You can’t learn when you think you already know it all. (@FleurtyK on Twitter)
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. (John F. Kennedy)
Never look in the obvious place for an object you can’t find.
If you love someone, set them free. If you hate someone, set them free. Basically…. set everyone free and get a dog, people are stupid. (Seeby Woodhouse, 17 June 2015)
Moore’s Law of Mad Science: Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point. (Eliezer Yudkowsky, read more at: azquotes.com)
America, now barely clinging on to the title Richest Country in the World has taken itself from a workers’ paradise to a middle class sweatshop in just a few decades. (Ian Jackson)
Success is not counted by how high you have climbed, but by how many people you brought with you. (Dr. Wil Rose)
Trump runs around letting cats out of bags and they are not easily put back in. (Eugene Robinson, Washington Post)
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. (Benjamin Franklin)
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision. (Unknown)
To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. (Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for POTUS)
It used to be cars were made in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint. (Donald Trump, Republican Candidate for POTUS)
Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love! (POTUS-Elect Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump tweet, 31 December 2016)
At 12:00 noon on 20 January 2017, orange becomes the new red.
We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars. All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration. (POTUS-Elect Donald J. Trump, 08 January 2017)
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (Benjamin Franklin)
Not that anybody asked, but the combined Federal budgets for the NEA & NEH equals what Americans spend annually on lip balm. Cutting the NEA & NEH to save money on a $3-trillion budget is like thinking 1/4-mile is far relative to the width of the USA. (Neil deGrassae Tyson on Twitter, 22 March 2017)
In a free country, it doesn’t matter if you think the world is flat, provided you don’t ascend to become head of NASA. (Neil deGrassae Tyson on Twitter, 22 April 2017)
It’s far easier to fool someone than to convince them that they’ve been fooled. (Mark Twain)
Stupidity is inversely proportional to one’s distance from its source.
When the Chief Technologist resigns, there is no longer a need for donuts at the weekly staff meeting.
When all is said and done, there are some who feel obligated to say it once again.
If you have an idea, tell someone before it dies of loneliness.
Just when you think a model is working, someone who has never used the model decides it will never work and must be fixed.
The caretakers always get the credit for successes.
Epiphanies are rare; Sound and Light Shows are quite common.
Micro-management fosters entropy.
Unfortunately, style overcomes substance in most cases.
Mismanagement is better than no management.
No management is better than “Monte Carlo” Management.
One must be careful not to confuse “Matrix Management” with “Maze Management.”
Its extremely difficult to describe the forest to those who are felling the trees as you speak.
When you say the wrong thing, always make sure you say it the right way.
Nothing is important.
When you lie down with swine, you end up on a plate with an apple in your mouth.
It is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission.
When its time to find a solution, one must shift from the heights of theory to the gutters of reality.
Conformity impedes creativity.
TQM initiatives succeed, if, and only if, accompanied by TQL.
Never have so many been so confused.
If God had meant for storyboards to document network architecture and design, he would have ensured that engineers knew how to express themselves using clear and lucid English.
When in doubt, sign up another team member.
When really in doubt, put the blame on the team members for all that has left the team.
When you shoot from the hip, you usually end up blowing your own foot off.
Federal Government RFPs without amendments are on the endangered species list.
All good decisions are eventually overturned; all bad decisions are kept forever.
If you write it, they won’t understand it. If they write it, you won’t like it.
Proposal efforts need “benevolent dictators,” not “empowered teams.”
Those who fear failure are experts at revisionist history.
Prior to proposal submission, there are certain things such as the system design that are declared to be “good enough;” and not worthy of additional
effort. Unfortunately, these things are never quite “good enough” and always have to be redone in 5 days or less during the post-submission effort.
The only things dumber than a box of rocks are the indvidual rocks in the box.
When in doubt, pass out plaques.
Never show an academic a bit error rate calculation.
Never leave two academics alone in the same room to assess the worthiness of anything. They will make all the wrong assumptions, insist that you do the analysis based on these invalid assumptions, state your analysis is flawed, and send you an invoice for services rendered.
Never give an academic your Internet mail address.
The larger the font, the longer the letter.
When the going gets tough, the vague seek advice from the perplexed.
Don’t confuse those who “achieve” with those who “produce.”
Always leap before you look.
Experts are common; expertise is rare.
He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.
Name droppings have much the same effect on the “dropee” as bird droppings.
If you yearn to be a successful architect, you better make sure you don’t alienate the carpenters.
Greed overcomes indifference.
It isn’t what you know, its what you say you know.
Old yuppies never die – they just buy different German cars.
Most people are educated beyond their means.
I make far too much money to cater to your whims.
If its Tuesday, I must be in Belgium.
Contrary to popular belief, those whose wardrobe consists of dark suits and white shirts also put their pants on one leg at a time.
Frequent flyer miles are like money. The more you have the more you want.
Carry-on luggage really isn’t.
The best English Pubs are operated by Australians.
The real “Year 2000” problem is yet to be defined. Wer won’t know what it really is until we get there.
Using the the term “It’s Year 2000 Compliant” is yet another way of saying “It might work…guess we’ll have to wait and see how this all works out.”
He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.
We’re not the Team! They are. We’re just equipment. They just depreciate us. (Nick Nolte, Dallas North Forty)