August 31, 2009

Pity the meek

QUOTE:

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
       Jesus Christ (4 BC/BCE-30 AD/CE)
       Famous preacher
       The Third Beatitude, Matthew 5:5

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“Pity the Meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
       Don Marquis (1878-1937)
       American humorist, author and journalist
       Quoted in Frederick Wilcox, A Little Book of Aphorisms (1947)

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August 29, 2009

When in doubt...

QUOTE:

“When in doubt, win the trick.”
       Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769)
       British writer
       A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist (1742)

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.”
       James H. Boren (b. 1925)
       Founder of NATAPROBU

---> More stuff about bureaucrats

 

August 28, 2009

To err is human

QUOTE:

“To err is human, to forgive divine.”
       Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
       British poet and essayist
       An Essay on Criticism (1711)

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“To err is human, not to, animal.”
       Robert Frost (1974-1963) 
       American poet
       In his poem “The White-tailed Hornet” (1936)

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Whatever is worth doing

QUOTE:

“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.”
       Lord Chesterfield, a.k.a. Philip Dormer Stanhope (1694-1773)
       British writer and politician
       Letter to his son, dated March 10, 1746 

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing slowly — very slowly.”  
       Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970)
       Ecdysiast, actor and author  
       Attributed

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August 26, 2009

An idea whose time has come

QUOTE:

“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.” 
       Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
       French poet, novelist, and playwright 
       Histoire d'un Crime (written 1852, published 1877)

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COUNTERQUOTE:

"Nothing is more dangerous than a boss with a spreadsheet."
       Wally (b. 1989)
       Professional cartoon character 
       In Scott Adams’ Dilbert cartoon strip (1998)

---> More Dilbert and Wally stuff

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