Words of Wisdom

The following are quotes that inspired me or made me smile. I hope they have a similar effect on you.  I am always interested in thought provoking or inspiring quotes.  Please share your favorites by e-mailing them to me (ed@coordN8.com).

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -- Douglas Adams

"Sometimes the only way you can get ahead is to fail early, fail often, and fail forward." -- John C. Maxwell

"There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish somep'n!" -- Thomas Edison

"If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present." --
Lao Tzu

"If you do not have time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?" -- John Wooden

"If you keep too busy learning the tricks of the trade, you may never learn the trade." -- John Wooden

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change can be." -- John Wooden

"In many ways, unexpected results are what have most inspired my photography." -- Harold (Doc) Edgerton

"A problem well stated is a problem half solved." -- Charles F. Kettering

"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously." -- Charles F. Kettering

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time." -- Charles F. Kettering

"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones." -- Charles F. Kettering

"If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Leadership is not really a difficult subject to understand, but many try to make overly complex, and in the end, fail to understand it at all." -- Col. Daniel D. Delvin -- 4th Psyops Group.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein

"I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots." -- Albert Einstein

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -- Albert Einstein

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" -- Albert Einstein

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." -- Abraham H. Maslow

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself" -- Abraham H. Maslow

"What a man can be, he must be.  This need we call self-actualization." -- Abraham H. Maslow

"The biggest mistake you can make is to always be right." -- Fortune Cookie

"If you think you can or you think you can't, you will ALWAYS be right." -- Henry Ford

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." -- Henry Ford

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." -- Henry Ford

"Don't find a fault. Find a remedy." -- Henry Ford

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." -- Henry Ford

“Knowledge is the sum of your successes. Wisdom is the sum of all your failures. Success requires both!” -- Dan Morrow

"An engineer can do for a nickel what any damn fool can do for a dollar." -- Henry Ford

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson

"The First Amendment was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect those values from government tyranny." -- Ronald Reagan

"In just two days tomorrow will be yesterday." -- Unknown

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