Tidbits & Quotes: September 2006


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  • Everything here is my very personal collection and does not reflect the opinions of current or past employers, nor does it stem from confidential information obtained there. Also, I do not personally share the opinion of all of the quotes posted here.



Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the Ready- Aim-Aim-Aim Syndrome. You must be willing to fire.

T. Boone Pickens

Posted Sep 29, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations

Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest.

Goldstein S. Truism

Posted Sep 28, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations

Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.

Leo Rosten

Posted Sep 27, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations

Confusion is always the most honest response.

Marty Indik

Posted Sep 26, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations

I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases.

Henry David Thoreau

Posted Sep 16, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations

... securing peace in a time of global conflict, sustaining hope in this winter of anxiety and fear. More than any time in recent history America's destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedoms and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive.

Forty four people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kenneson State University. Three swimmers from the men's team were killed and two others are in critical condition when after having heard the explosion from their practice facility they ran into the fire to help get people out. Ran into the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.

But every time we've measured our capacity to meet a challenge we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars.

Martin Sheen (as President Bartlet)

"The West Wing", episode "20 Hours in America", aired in 2002

Posted Sep 11, 2006 | # | Category: Movies & TV

The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.

D.H. Lawrence

Posted Sep 08, 2006 | # | Category: Quotations


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