Experience III

He who controls the past controls the future. -- George Orwell, 1984

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- George Santayana (1863-1952)

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else - unless it is an enemy. -- Albert Einstein

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. -- Bertrand Russell

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness which created them.

Push yourself to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary.

The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size. -- Oliver W. Holmes

The most important survival ability for any life form is the ability to change. -- Frank Herbert

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve.
Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem.
Work hard to improve.

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed. -- Goethe

Moore's Constant: Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.

How can you possibly know how ignorant you are? -- D. Ed Young

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. -- Dan Moon

Most people eat as though they were fattening themselves for market. -- E.W. Howe

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow! -- Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)

Never call a man a fool. Borrow from him.

As you grow older, you will still do foolish things, but you will do them with much more enthusiasm. -- The Cowboy

It looks like blind screaming hedonism won out.

Mistrust first impulses; they are always right.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing..if you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho Marx

The second best policy is dishonesty.

Somehow, the world always affects you more than you affect it.

One thing about the past. It's likely to last. -- Ogden Nash

Life attacks us like a blind beast. It swallows up time, the years of our life, it passes like a typhoon and leaves nothing behind. Not even memory, because memory is made of the same swift, ungraspable substance out of which illusions emerge and then disappear. -- Alvaro Mutis, The Adventures of Maqroll

Trust is the most valuable thing you'll ever earn.

Facts just change the truth around. Facts are living turned inside out. -- Talking Heads

A lifetime isn't nearly long enough to figure out what it's all about.

Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself. -- Malcolm X

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

We often have the experience, but miss the wisdom.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. -- Bertrand Russell

There are some folks that, if they don't know, you can't tell 'em. -- Louis Armstrong

Good Judgment comes from Experience. Experience comes from Bad Judgment.

The most instructive experiences are those of everyday life. -- Friedrich Nietzsche (?) What you left behind is more mellow than wine.

The greatest disloyalty one can offer to great pioneers is to refuse to move an inch from where they stood.

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