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Well I would... but after some searching I mostly have found this quote being used in lots of places. I guess I could try and figure out the person... but that looks like it might be some what tricky.
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Gotcha. I understand. Don't wear yourself out searching!

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Big quote for today. emoticon


An architect's first work is apt to be spare and clean. He knows he doesn't know what he's doing, so he does it carefully and with great restraint.

As he designs the first work, frill after frill and embellishment after embellishment occur to him. These get stored away to be used "next time." Sooner or later the first system is finished, and the architect, with firm confidence and a demonstrated mastery of that class of systems, is ready to build a second system.
 
This second is the most dangerous system a man ever designs. When he does his third and later ones, his prior experiences will confirm each other as to the general characteristics of such systems, and their differences will identify those parts of his experience that are particular and not generalizable.

The general tendency is to over-design the second system, using all the ideas and frills that were cautiously sidetracked on the first one. The result, as Ovid says, is a "big pile."
           -- Frederick Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"
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This reminds me of Youtube.

Television -- the longest amateur night in history.
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Found this one today, and it made me give a sad chuckle:

"War does not determine who is right--only who is left."
Bertrand Russell

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That's quite a famous person, though I didn't know so much about him. So I went and looked him up at Wikipedia ]here. He really seems a bit more modern then most people of his time from that and that quote seems to be something he would say. emoticon
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No source for this one sadly, but it seems pretty true to me. emoticon

There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over.



And another I found a bit later, also no attribution, but I figure it could be referring to rounding. emoticon

For large values of one, one equals two, for small values of two.

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"Nor was this sloop of mine purely an engineer's conceit. She was born of
song and sculp-ture, too. I could hear it in the hum of her rigging. I
could see it in the flare of her hull. She owed a debt to the epics of
Homer and the fugues of Bach. She was an eloquent fusion of the war within
ourselves, the war which tears us apart, the ceaseless conflict between
science and art." Richard Bode, First You Have to Row a Little Boat


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"A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of
strange promise and the hint of trouble." E.B. White, "The Sea and the
Wind that Blows"


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I'm sure we all know this person. emoticon

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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 "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."

 ~ George Bernard Shaw

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quote:

Firlefanz wrote:
 "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
 ~ George Bernard Shaw



Hear, hear!

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It's frightening how oftenly that one is true at that.
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"Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom."

General George Patton

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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't give up.

~ Richard Bach

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A quote that's complimentary to the one Firlefanz just gave. emoticon


Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab:
  
      Experience is directly proportional to the
      amount of equipment ruined.
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Been a little while... but,


If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it's still a foolish thing.
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Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

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I'd never join a club that would have me as a member.

-- Groucho Marx
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I found this one amusing. emoticon


If I were to walk on water, the press would say I'm only doing it
because I can't swim.
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This one I guess is from China and probably some centuries old as well, considering who is quoted as source... emoticon

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  ----- Confucius
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That's a beautiful quote, QS. Thank you. emoticon

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Found this rather insightful quote from Descartes. emoticon


Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

  --- Rene Descartes
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Mhm. Just found one from Friedrich Nietzsche that says something similar:

All obstacles and difficulties are but stairsteps on which we climb higher.

(My rather inept translation.)

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Ah yeah, Nietzsche. emoticon I found a quote with an interesting point of view meanwhile. emoticon


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
 
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Wouldn't that be stairways.

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Blitzen: Probably. In German, he meant the steps of a stair.

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An interesting point of view from an old SF writer. emoticon



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Well, found this today.



All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

    --- Anatole France
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