Saturday, August 23, 2008

Some of my Favorite Quotations

I love quotes. I have collected some over the past few years. Here are some of them:

"It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of
your arm.'"
- Sam Levenson
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The above quote from Sam Levenson is one of my favorite. I try to live by this. I hate depending on others for my well being. If I fail, that's ok, but If I fail because of the actions (or inaction) of others, then that is not ok with me. If you want something or need something in life, it is up to you to see that it is done. You are no bodies responsibility. You are your own responsibility. Depending on others for your well being will leave you wanting.


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After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will
be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.
- De La Lastra's Law
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"Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box."
- Italian Proverb
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This is another one of my favorites. We are all equal in rights and acountability to our creator. During life, we are not equal in power, abilities, or resources. None of us are equal. I can do things that others can't, there are many things others do that I can not. Therefore we are not all equall in abilities. I do believe that we all should have equal opportunity to use our abilities to the fullest, being limited by nothing that ourselves.

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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
- Bertolt Brecht
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Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they aren't there the first time,
chances are you won't be needing them again.
-Unknown
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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers
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I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
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How else are you going to make progress in your life?

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Engineering is a great profession. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of
the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves
to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women.
Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the
engineer's high privilege.
Herbert Hoover
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It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
Sir Winston Churchill

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