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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
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
Getting Along
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
-- Winston Churchill
Enrichment
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
-- Sarah Bernhardt.
Getting Along
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
-- Winston Churchill
Risk Taking
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
-- Edward John Phelps
Recognition
I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
-- Demetri Martin
Forecasting
Basically, these failure models are good at telling you when your design is not good enough but they can never tell you how good your design actually is nor whether it is good enough.
-- James Hamilton
Management
Over the shoulder supervision is more a need of the manager than the programming task.
-- Unknown
Immortality
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
Cynicism
No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up.
-- Unknown
Happiness
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
-- Ernest Hemmingway
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