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Quotes of the Month – July, 2009

“Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.” Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797), an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher “If I had to sum up in one word what makes a good manager, I’d say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – June, 2009

“People buy the shovel, but they want the hole.” Unknown “It’s much easier to point out the perils of the gap than to contribute to building the bridge.” Chris Brogan on Twitter “Confidence plus conviction equals huge influence every time.” Alan Weiss “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” Truman […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – May, 2009

“The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you’ve just done something as well as you can do it.” Lloyd Dobyns and Clare Crawford-Mason, Thinking About Quality — “Innovation has nothing to do with how […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – April, 2009

“The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.” H. T. Leslie — “The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” Thomas Kempis, (ca.1380 – 1471), a late Medieval Catholic monk and author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the best […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – March, 2009

“The character of a man is known from his conversations.” Menander (342 BC – 291 BC), Greek dramatist – “When you really trust someone, you have to be okay with not understanding some things.” Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 07-08-04 – “Much learning does not teach understanding.” Heraclitus (ca 535 BC – 475 […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – February, 2009

“We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.” [like cornerstone architectural products] Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), a Latin writer of maxims – “When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.” Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland (c. 1610 – 1643), […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – January, 2009

“Cui Bono Fuerit” (“Whom did it benefit?”) Gaius Cassius Longinus (before 85 BC – October 42 BC), a Roman senator, the prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Brutus – “He is great who confers the most benefits.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), American essayist, poet, and leader […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – December, 2008

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994), German American poet, novelist, and short story writer – “After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.” Author Unknown – “Making the simple complicated […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – November, 2008

“Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.” David Letterman (1947 – ) – “Fortunately, the second-to-last bug has just been fixed.” Ray Simard – “When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – October, 2008

“An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.” Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988), an educator and “hierarchiologist,” best known to the general public for the formulation of The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong. – “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today […] Read More

Quotes of the Month – September, 2008

“The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), […] Read More

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