Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
-- Leonardo da Vinci

If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.
-- Robert Cringely, InfoWorld

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.

Q: How do you catch a unique rabbit?
A: Unique up on it!

Q: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
A: The tame way!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
-- Salvor Hardin, "Foundation"

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
-- Benjamin Franklin

In which level of metalanguage are you now speaking?

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

"You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct."
- M. Somerset Maugham

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.

To err is human, to forgive, beyond the scope of the Operating System.

Wilcox's Law:

A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.

Never have so many understood so little about so much.
-- James Burke

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
-- Confucius

"Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like
`Psychic Wins Lottery'?"
-- Jay Leno

There is no such thing as an ugly woman -- there are only the ones who do not know how to make themselves attractive.
-- Christian Dior

"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may work."

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.
-- Robert Lowell

All is fear in love and war.

The king is the man who can.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish Philosopher, Author

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle (BC 384-322), Greek Philosopher

Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections
Archibald Alexander

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American Educator, Social Reformer

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and Jill a wealthy widow.
Source Unknown

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Diane Ackerman (1948-), American Poet, Writer, Naturalist

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960), American Journalist, Humorist

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.
James Allen (1864-1912), British-born American Essayist

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
Quote based on Christianity and Eastern Philosophy

Men & Women A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.
Phyllis Mcginley (1905-1978), American Poet, Author

Have you seen the latest Japanese camera? Apparently it is so fast it can photograph an American with his mouth shut!

$cd /pub
$more beer

     - Anonymous

Computers are like air conditioners. They stop working once you open windows.
     - Anonymous

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.
     - Aaron Levenstein

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put
them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.
     - Harry S Truman

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
     - Jonathan Kozol

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
     - Terry Goodkind

By the time we've made it, we've had it.
            -- Malcolm Forbes

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful
with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful
things which always become ugly with time.
     - Jean Cocteau

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
            -- Segal's Law

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
            -- Oscar Wilde

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
            -- Albert Schweitzer

We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed
of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our
accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are
ashamed of our naked skins.
     - George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
            -- F. M. Hubbard

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
            -- Thomas H. Huxley

You're never too old to become younger.
            -- Mae West

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not
figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives
who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
            --  Phillip James Bailey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
            -- Confuscius

A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.
            -- Henry Morgan

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
            -- Rita Rudner

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
            -- Mark Twain

Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.

Laws are like medicine; they generally cure an evil by a
lesser or a passing evil.
            -- Otto von Bismarck, 1815 - 1898

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
            -- Gore Vidal

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
            -- Lenin

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
            -- H. L. Mencken

For every action there is an equal, and opposite, government program.
            -- Steve Jackson

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
            -- Brendan Francis

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
            -- Laurence J. Peter

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
            -- Frank Zappa

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
            -- Bertrand Russell

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
            -- Dorothy Nevill

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
            -- Benjamin Disraeli

Believe in yourself--that you, even you, can do some of the work which
God would like done, and that unless you do it, it will remain undone.
            -- Henry Drummond

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
            -- Katharine Graham

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and
simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept
alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
            -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
            -- E. W. Dijkstra

It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.
            -- Steven Wright

You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.
            -- Carrie Fisher

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
            -- Channing Pollock

You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won't help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.
            -- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
            -- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
            -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think
you can go wrong.
            -- Ella Fitzgerald

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
            -- Laurence J. Peter

The only thing worse than a man you can't control is a man you can.
            -- Margo Kaufman

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
            -- Simon Cameron

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner
speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
            -- Sir Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965

Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest.
            -- Neil Kinnock

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
            -- Charles De Gaulle

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
            -- Woody Allen

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
            -- Thomas A. Edison

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
            -- Jules Renard

For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong
            -- H. L. Mencken, Mencken's Metalaw

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
            -- Napoleon Bonaparte

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
            -- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
            -- Nikita Khrushchev

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
            -- Ogden Nash

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
            -- Elbert Hubbard

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...only much, much better
            -- Laurie Anderson

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
            -- Leo Tolstoy

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
            -- Cyril Connolly

Is there life before death?
            -- Graffito, in Belfast

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
            -- Darrin Weinberg

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
            -- Laurence J. Peter, (and Raymond Hull)

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
            -- John D. Rockefeller

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
            -- Clement Atlee

Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
            -- Fred Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
            -- Abraham Lincoln

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism
to decadence without touching civilization.
            -- John O'Hara

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
            -- Thomas A. Edison

By the time we've made it, we've had it.
            -- Malcolm Forbes

A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.
            -- Henry Morgan

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
            -- Robert M. Hamilton

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but
not well enough to lend to.
            -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
            -- Anonymous

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
            -- Lily Tomlin

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
            -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
            -- Mark Twain

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
            -- Alan Corenk

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
            -- Ralph Hodgson, on ESP

Life is like a treadmill; a long strenuous walk to nowhere
            -- Anonymous

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
            -- Kelvin Throop III