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Success
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
-- George Bernard Shaw.
Banking
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
-- Mark Twain
Opportunity
All glory comes from daring to begin.
-- Eugene F. Ware.
Money
Only when the last tree has died and the last river poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.
-- Indian Proverb
Software Engineering
Writing the first 90 percent of a computer program takes 90 percent of the time. The remaining ten percent also takes 90 percent of the time and the final touches also take 90 percent of the time.
-- N.J. Rubenking
Life of Science
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
-- Albert Einstein
Justice
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
-- Barry Goldwater
Conformity
Remember, even if you win the rat race - you're still a rat.
-- Unknown
Dreamers
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
-- T. E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom."
Honesty
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
-- Oscar Wilde
Logic
Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?
-- Unknown
Risk Taking
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
-- Edward John Phelps
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