“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is – try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope (1882-1958)

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." — Winston Churchill

"Being truthful with others is honesty…. being truthful with yourself is integrity." – unknown

“Success depends on the scar tissue of experience.” – Jeffrey K. Harris, former NRO Director (’92-’96) from Aviation Week and Space Technology, Nov 14, 2011, page 61.

“I worry that the plague of micro-management is becoming a substitute for experience.” – Jeffrey K. Harris, former NRO Director (’92-’96) from Aviation Week and Space Technology, Nov 14, 2011, page 61.

"Inspired by our mission.  Fueled by our people." – unknown

“In the absence of guidance or orders, determine what they should have been, and proceed accordingly.” – as seen in Iraq by Gen. Petreaus

“(Those) who call themselves ‘inept’ and ask for help are not really inept at all.  They ae a heck of a lot smarter than others who refuse to admit what they do now know!” – by K1CJS on eHam.com on 03JUL12

"Requirements hygiene:  Don’t be a scope creep." – unknown

"In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they are not." – sourced to Andy Kay, BAH

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, then you don’t know what you are going.” – W. Edwards Deming

"Failure is not the worst outcome; mediocrity is." – as seen in LinkedIn

“Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“The only difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.” – Albert Einstein

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012)

"No man is a failure, who has friends” From: It's a Wonderful Life

“All humanity is the tension of differences. It is to grow through the tension of differences.”  Pope Francis in an interview with an Argentine newspaper, 10MAR23.

“All thoughts are real.  But, not all thoughts are truthful.”  Dave and Margie _____, counselors in Rockwall, TX ~1989.

Not Quite Real Quotes....

“He who is without oil shall cast out thy first rod...” -- Detonations 24:7

Remember This Too…

If you want my loyalty, interests and best efforts, remember that….

In brief, it really doesn't· matter how much sense my part in this organization makes to you – I must· feel the whole deal makes sense to me.

When Confucius was asked the definition of wisdom was, his answer was "to know mankind". This answer is as valid today as it was 2500 years ago.

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