October 21, 2023


    The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them
    to choose from.

    Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    To break the rules,
    you must first master them.

    Gedacht heißt nicht immer gesagt,
    gesagt heißt nicht immer richtig gehört,
    gehört heißt nicht immer richtig verstanden,
    verstanden heißt nicht immer einverstanden,
    einverstanden heißt nicht immer angewendet,
    angewendet heißt noch lange nicht beibehalten.

    Konrad Lorenz (1903-89)
    If we want to share out the pie
    we have to make sure that there is a pie.

    Emmanuel Macron
	I have found that the more opposition
	and the more criticism that one gets,
	the more one has to perfect one's idea
	in putting it forward and half the joy in life
	consists in the fight and not in the
	subsequent success...

	I think you have got to be tough. I think you
	have got to express your opinions definitely
	and firmly but I don't say it follows that
	you're always right.

	You first do all your own thinking and then
	you find out what other people have thought
	and you will find generally that you have
	thought of something quite original that
	nobody had thought of before. And in a
	way you know, the less you know about the
	subject the better you are qualified to
	introduce original ideas.

	I think it's the essence of arriving at
	something new.

	Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

	Out of the night that covers me,
	Black as the pit from pole to pole,
	I thank whatever gods may be
	For my unconquerable soul.

	In the fell clutch of circumstance
	I have not winced nor cried aloud.
	Under the bludgeonings of chance
	My head is bloody, but unbowed.

	Beyond this place of wrath and tears
	Looms but the horror of the shade,
	And yet the menace of the years
	Finds and shall find me unafraid.

	It matters not how strait the gate,
	How charged with punishments the scroll,
	I am the master of my fate:
	I am the captain of my soul.

	Invictus by William Ernest Henley


Alles Grosse und Edle ist einfacher Art.
Gottfried Keller

Stand for something, or you will fall for anything.
R. Stallman in "Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism"

Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub
It is the center hole that makes it useful
Shape clay into a vessel
It is the space within that makes it useful
Cut doors and windows for a room
It is the the holes that make it useful
Therefore benefit comes from what is there
Usefulness from what is not there.

Erfolg braucht Zeit.
Rolf G. Schmid

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Glück ist Liebe, nichts anderes. Wer lieben kann, ist glülich.
Hermann Hesse

Mölicherweise sind alle Menschen, die behaupten in irgendeiner Sache ein System gefunden zu haben, Lügner.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln

There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you're doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I'm not so careful about the content of the present, but I'm very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else's money on myself. And if I spend somebody else's money on myself, then I'm sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else's money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else's money on somebody else, I'm not concerned about how much it is, and I'm not concerned about what I get. And that's government. And that's close to 40% of our national income.
Milton Friedman (1912-2006)