A crisis brings out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.

We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunites.

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

- Unknown All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
        - William Ellery Channing

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested.
        - James Russell Lowell

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
        - Isaac Asimov

With the ability to correct our mistakes comes the confidence to risk failure, to experiment with, abandon and to generally give the boundaries enough of a kicking to advance them on a bit.
        - Paul Parsons

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.

- Voltaire Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do.

        - William H. Calvin

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.

- The Doctor, In John Peel's "Timewyrm: Genesys" Be warned that being an expert is more than understanding how a system is supposed to work. Expertise is gained by investigating why a system doesn't work. - Brian Redman Beady's Corollary to Occam's Razor: "The likeliest explanation of any phenomenon is almost always the most boring."

        - John "Beady" Beaderstadt

"I don't know, er, I'd never thought about it, do you?"
"I don't know, I've thought about it too much."

        - Doctor Frank Reeves, "A Matter of Life and Death"

Desperate times breed desperate measures

- Shakespeare, Macbeth I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem. - Ashleigh Brilliant Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. - 'Bits & Pieces' A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. - Alistair Cooke The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epicurus Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. - Epicetus Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. - James Stephens A crisis brings out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us. - Unknown I have not failed. I have discovered 1000 things that do not work. - Thomas Alva Edison The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
        - George Will

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
        - George Patton

Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.

Experience is what allows us to recognize a mistake the second time we make it. I don't mind you making mistakes, as long as you make new ones.

There are no personal problems which cannot be solved through suitable application of high explosives.

- Unknown No pressure, no diamonds. -Mary Case If you can keep your head about you while others about you are losing theirs, then perhaps you've misunderstood the situation. - Daniel Keyes Moran I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. - Poul Anderson The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. - Walt West No problem is too big it can't be run away from - Linus In any organisation, there will always be one person who knows what is going on.This person must be fired.

        - Colin J. Wynne.

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.

- Casey Stengel. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. - Unknown If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. - Unknown It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S Truman Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. - Henry Ford Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. - Dee W. Hock, Fast Company 1. The world is more complicated than most of our theories make it out to be.
2. Ignorance is no excuse.
3. Never decide to buy something while listening to the salesman.
4. Most problems have either many answers or no answer. Only a few problems have a single answer.
5. Most general statements are false, including this one.
6. An exception tests a rule; it never proves it.
7. The moment you have worked out an answer, start checking it; it probably isn't right.
8. If there is an opportunity to make a mistake, sooner or later the mistake will be made.
9. Check the answer you have worked out once more - before you tell anybody. - Edmund C. Berkeley #

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