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Observations

Things to think about.......

  •  Common sense is not that common.
  • Men and women will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.
  • Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans.
  • People will accept your idea more readily, if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first.
  • Never go to bed with anyone crazier than you.
  • A person is as big as the things that make him angry.
  • In every organization there will be one person who knows what is going on....This person must be fired.
  • Observation: I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
  • Observation: The user does not know what he wants until he sees what he gets.
  • Observation: Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
  • Observation: Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.
  • Observation: When you are over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.

  • Observation: A carelessly planned project will take three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.
  • Budgets help you worry before you spend money, as well as, afterward.
  • Everything depends.
  • For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
  • All things being equal, a fat person uses more soap than a thin person.
  • Remember, pain is nature's way of reminding you who's in charge.
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
  • If you love what you do you'll never work another day in your life.
  • The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
  • Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
  • When all else fails, read the instructions.
  • Misery no longer loves company.  Nowadays, it insists on it.
  • If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be discarded.
  • Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry.

  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
  • A little knowledge can go a long way  
  • A lot of professionals are crackpots
  • A man can't know what it is to be a mother  
  • A name means a lot just by itself
  • A positive attitude means all the difference in the world  
  • A relaxed man is not necessarily a better man  
  • A sense of timing is the mark of genius
  • A sincere effort is all you can ask
  • A single event can have infinitely many interpretations  
  • A solid home base builds a sense of self  
  • A strong sense of duty can imprison you
  • Absolute submission can be a form of freedom  
  • Abuse of power comes as no surprise  
  • Action causes more trouble than thought
  • Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionaries  
  • All progress is based on a universal innate desire on the part of every organization to live beyond its income.
  • All things are delicately interconnected
  • Ambition is just as dangerous as complacency  
  • Ambivalence can ruin your life  
  • An elite is inevitable

  • Anger or hate can be a useful motivating force  
  • Artificial desires are despoiling the earth
  • Disorganization is a kind of anesthesia  
  • Drama often obscures the real issues
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research
  • When an error has been detected and corrected, it will be found to have been correct in the first place.
  • When something terrible happens people wake up  
  • Wishing things away is not effective
  • With perseverance you can discover any truth  
  • Worrying can help you prepare
  • You can't expect people to be something they're not  
  • You can't fool others if you're fooling yourself
  • You don't know what's what until you support yourself  
  • You owe the world not the other way around
  • Dying and coming back gives you considerable perspective  
  • Eagles may soar, but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines
  • Emotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responses  
  • Even your family can betray you
  • Every achievement requires a sacrifice  
  • Everyone's work is equally important
  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
  • Fake or real indifference is a powerful personal weapon  
  • Fear is the greatest incapacitator
  • Go all out in romance and let the chips fall where they may  
  • Going with the flow is soothing but risky

  • He who hesitates is last.
  • Hell hath no fury like the lawyer of a woman scorned.
  • Ideals are replaced by conventional goals at a certain age
  • Ignoring enemies is the best way to fight
  • Inside every large problem there is a small problem struggling to get out.
  • It can be helpful to keep going no matter what
  • It's always the wrong time of the month.
  • It's better to be a good person than a famous person  
  • It's better to be naive than jaded
  • It's good to give extra money to charity
  • Just believing something can make it happen  
  • Justice always prevails....three times out of seven.
  • Keep something in reserve for emergencies  
  • Knowing yourself lets you understand others  
  • Listen when your body talks
  • Manual labor can be refreshing and wholesome  
  • Most jobs are marginally better than daytime TV.
  • Mostly you should mind your own business
  • Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
  • People are not in touch with reality, if they think they are important  
  • Politics is used for personal gain
  • At times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning  
  • Being happy is more important than anything else  
  • Boredom makes you do crazy things

  • Calm is more conductive to creativity than is anxiety  
  • Categorizing fear is calming
  • Change is valuable when the oppressed become tyrants  
  • Children are the hope of the future  
  • Class structure is as artificial as plastic  
  • Decency is a relative thing
  • Deviants are sacrificed to increase group solidarity
  • Potential counts for nothing until it's realized
  • Pursuing pleasure for the sake of pleasure will ruin you  
  • Push yourself to the limit as often as possible  
  • Salvation can't be bought and sold  
  • Selflessness is the highest achievement  
  • Sex differences are here to stay
  • Talking is used to hide one's inability to act
  • The cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down  
  • The grass is brown on both sides of the fence.
  • The longer the title the less important the job.
  • The most profound things are inexpressible  
  • The new is nothing but a restatement of the old  
  • The sum of your actions determines what you are  
  • The trouble with most jobs is the resemblance to being in a dog sled team.  No one gets a change of scenery, except the lead dog.
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