Quotes Collected During Summer Break 2004

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Summer Break 2004. The most recently added quotes are displayed first.

Let us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk.
-- Homer Simpson {random Homer Simpson quote }

There are seven sins in the world: wealth without work;
pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character;
commerce without morality; science without humanity;
worship without sacrifice; politics without principle.

-- Mahatma Gandhi (01869-01948) {political and spiritual leader of India; more...} [life]

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says
it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

-- Elbert Hubbard (01856-01915) {American author; more...} [life]

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
-- Groucho Marx {via the book Life With Unix}

Oh doctor, please, I'm [on my knees],
outside the door she took four more
What a drag it is, getting old

-- Rolling Stones {Jagger and Richard's Mother's Little Helper} [life]

In wild country we confront, immediately and directly,...
the bare bones of existence, the elemental and fundamental.

-- Edward Abbey (01927-01989) {author and defender of wilderness; AbbeyWeb.net } [nature]

The mentality today is, 'What can you do for me yesterday?' It's not, 'What can you do for me 5 years from today?'
-- Craig Barrett { Intel CEO; Barrett interview by CNET News.com }

Do it right. Do it fast. Do it once.
-- Opsware, Inc. { Opsware is Automating IT }

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
-- John F. Kennedy { 35th President of the USA; biography }

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
-- Ronald Reagan { inscription at memorial site where 40th President is buried; biography }

Perhaps it's just fear that some of us old farts with 20+ years in the IT industry may be forced to work in retail for minimum wage. I can help direct my kid to not get into IT, and find a different profession, but that's not going to help me now.
-- AZIPA posting { from 04 June 2004; YahooGroup::AZIPA (Arizona Internet Professionals Association) }

I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands.
-- Darius Ogden Mills { 19th-century American entrepreneur who made his fortune in California during the Gold Rush }

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt (01884-01962) { First Lady of the U.S. from 01933 to 01945; more... } [greatness]

In prepared remarks that did not touch on interest rates
or current economic conditions, Greenspan said the keys
to success and happiness in an environment of rapid economic
change are life-long learning and ethical behavior.

-- Alan Greenspan (01926-) {former Chairman of the Federal Reserve; more... } [learning]

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
-- Mahatma Gandhi (01869-01948) {political and spiritual leader of India; more...} [life]

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
-- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) { American author, naturalist, transcendentalist; more... } [life]

Our earth is degenerate in these latter days; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world is evidently approaching.
-- unknown source {inscription from an ancient Assyrian tablet}

Mankind is a catalyzing enzyme for the transition from a carbon-based to a silicon-based intelligence.
-- Gerard Bricogne {researcher at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK}

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well. You see,
ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself.

-- Ricky Nelson {from the song Garden Party, 1972}

Ultimately, open source will become mainstream, not just the domain of 'the four pony-tailed guys in the corner.'
-- Rob Soni {venture capitalist with Matrix Partners}

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke {British statesman and political thinker (1729-1797); more...}

QOTW::Spring, 2004

Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 May 2004
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST