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Happy Friday. Any favorite quotes?
 
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One I saw today on a t-shirt made me smile:

The first is from George Box

all models are wrong; some are useful



Another one that comes up sometimes is from the far side. It's nice for avoiding helplessness.

And here we sit without opposible thumbs

 
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Speaking of the Far Side, one of my favorites from back in my college days:
 
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Perception is the perceiver's reality.

 
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A personal fave:

"Normal" is a setting for a washing machine, not people.

 
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A modification (clarification?) on a common phrase:

You don't get what you don't pay for.

 
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Money is not the most important thing in a life, but damn close to an oxygen.

 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:A personal fave:

"Normal" is a setting for a washing machine, not people.


Reminds me of a Dutch saying "doe maar normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg" = "just act normal, that's already crazy enough".

I've never liked that saying. It's much more interesting if you express yourself and show your uniqueness.
 
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What is the relationship between al gek and the English all geeky?
 
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I was introduced to this quote in another thread from last month started by Randall. It's from a book I've never heard of (The Sword of Truth) by an author I've never heard of (Terry Goodkind).

Anyway, it has kind of stuck with me.

Only those you trust can betray you

 
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That sounds correct, but very sad.
 
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Did this one get posted yet?

There are two kinds of people in the world.  Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.


 
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Life is short, the craft so long to learn


~ Hippocrates
 
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Tao (the way) is in the middle between this and that. [Some pseudo] Lao Tze [i guess]
 
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"All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of abstraction" - "...except for the problem of too many layers of abstraction."  [actual quote is indirection, but abstraction is quite fitting].
 
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"Time, Quality, Cost - pick two!"  
 
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Peter Rooke wrote:"Time, Quality, Cost - pick two!"  


or similar

When you buy a flat or house, you can choose two out of three: [1] good location, [2] good flat/house, [3] good price
And that's true
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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