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Thought for Friday, Jun 30, 2006

Weinberg's First Law:
Progress is made on alternate Fridays.

Thought for Thursday, Jun 29, 2006

Every day I get up and look through the
Forbes list of the richest people in
America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

-Robert Orben

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006

The right to do something does not
mean that doing it is right.

-William Safire
Bits and Pieces June 2006

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006


Love thy neighbor as thyself,
but choose your neighborhood.

-Louise Beal

Thought for Monday, Jun 26, 2006

"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."
-- Jeff Berner

Thought for Friday, Jun 23, 2006

"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat"
-- John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy 1981-1987

Thought for Thursday, Jun 22, 2006

He who graduates today,
and stops learning tomorrow,
is uneducated the day after.

-Newton D. Baker
Bits and Pieces June 2006

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006

Law of Selective Gravity:
An object will fall so as to do the most damage.

Jenning's Corollary:
The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is
directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Thought for Monday, Jun 19, 2006

Golden Oldie

One accurate measurement is worth
a thousand expert opinions.

-Admiral Grace Hopper
DailyInbox: From the Masters - 04-27-05

Thought for Friday, Jun 16, 2006

           Father's Day is just like Mother's Day...
           except you don't have to spend as much
           on the present.

                         -Two boys talking in
                          old cartoon

Thought for Thursday, Jun 15, 2006

Golden Oldie

You manage things;
you lead people.

-Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006

Golden Oldie

Ask not what the cost of doing this will be.
Ask what the cost of not doing it will be.

-Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


Two or three weeks ago (from when this 'thought' first came out)
it seem to be Grace Murray Hopper day. Her
story about the moth in the MARK II computer was the million dollar
question on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', a poster recognizing
the 40th anniversary of COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language)
and Hopper's contribution to it arrived, and an automatic quote
that came up without attribution was said by several to be from her.
(That quotation was 'It's always easier to ask forgiveness than it
is to get permission.' may be from her but I will always think of
Herr Kemper, aka FB#1, when I hear it.)

I found my handwritten version of the above 'cost' quote but could
not verify that it came from Hopper. I have decided that I probably
did not hear her say it but that it was a quote attributed to her
by another speaker.

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.

-Malcolm Muggeridge
The (other) Thought for the Day
May 30, 2006

Thought for Monday, Jun 12, 2006

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Thought for Friday, Jun 9, 2006

"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to
make it shorter."
-- Blaise Pascal

Thought for Thursday, Jun 8, 2006

"I'll carry your books, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over,
carry forward, Cary Grant, cash & carry, Carry Me Back To Old Virginia,
I'll even Hara Kari if you show me how, but I will *not* carry a gun."
-- Hawkeye, M*A*S*H

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 7, 2006

"If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much."
-- Lewis Carroll, quoted from the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Thought for Monday, Jun 5, 2006

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,
hesitate in the presence of adversity,
negotiate...at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity,
or meander in a maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let up, or slow up.

-Robert Moorehead
Bits and Pieces May 2006

Thought for Friday, Jun 2, 2006


You cannot propel yourself forward
by patting yourself on the back.

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today