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Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Danish proverb

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler

If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
W. Edwards Deming

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and THEN do your best.
W. Edwards Deming

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does.
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
Daisy Bates

Andrew Carnegie A memorandum isn't written to inform the receiver, but to protect the writer.
Dean Acheson

All my life I've wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.
Jane Wagner/Lily Tomlin

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
Christopher Darlington Morley

About being oneself If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
Yiddish proverb

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese proverb

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Niels Bohr

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

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James R. Cook

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
Charles Mingus

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Eric Hoffer

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.
Walter Lippmann

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
Sir James Dewar

We think in generalities, but we live in details.
Alfred North Whitehead

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Mark Twain

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.
Mark Twain

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
Kathleen Norris

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I'm right.
Ashleigh Brilliant

The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.
Harold Coffin

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
George Burns

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Voltaire

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Olin Miller

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Mark Twain

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
Chinese proverb

I will not condemn you for what you did yesterday, if you do it right today.
Sheldon S. Maye

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Groucho Marx

A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.
Mark Twain

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Mark Twain

A jury consists of twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Thomas Neill

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato

The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything.
Voltaire