Theories about life
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in
practice, there is.
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
- Samuel Butler
Being powerfull is like being a lady. If you have to tell people that you are, you are not.
- Margret Thatcher.
It may look like a crisis, but it's only the end of an illusion.
- Rhonda's First Revelation
If science could harness the energy of nuclear-power protesters, we
wouldn't need nuclear power.
- Hank Billings
The "teenager" seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg
Westheimers Time Estimation Rule: Estimate the time you think it should
take, multiply by 2, add 3, and change the unit of measure to the next
Stockmayer's theorem: If it looks easy, it's tough. If it looks tough,
it's damn well impossible.
If a project requires 'n' components, there will be 'n-1' units in
All delivery promises must be multiplied by a factor of 20.
The thought that disaster is impossible often leads to unthinkable
- The Titanic Effect
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the
young know everything.
- Oscar Wilde
Some people will believe anything, if you whisper it.
If Christian nations were nations of Christians there would be no wars.
- Soame Jenyns
To expect common sense of people proves you're lacking it yourself.
- Eugene O'Neill
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their
The only thing worst than being talked about, is not being talked about.
- Oscar Wilde
To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the
- Ambrose Bierce
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
- Plinty the Elder
All you need to be assured of success in this life is ignorance and
- Mark Twain
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
- James Michener
It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.
- Arnold Palmer
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
- Frank Zappa
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief
that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell
When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you
cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.
- Werner Heisenberg