語錄 (1997-2002)

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由 1997 年至今, 我在公司寄出每一封電郵, 都會在信的尾部加上一句從網上找到的語錄, 可能你從未收過, 或者錯過了, 讓我先把過去多年用過的語錄放在下面, 互相勉勵一番。



19971210
"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything".
- Oscar Wilde -


19971211
"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
- Bob Dylan -


19971216
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
- Bill Gates - 1981


19971217
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy -


19971222
"For the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) came to seek and to save what was lost."
- Luke 19:10 (Bible) -


19971230
"You know nothing for sure...execept the fact that you know nothing for sure."
- John F. Kennedy -


19980106
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler"
- Albert Einstein -


19980109
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man."
- 1 Corinthians 10:13a (Bible) -


19980120
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get."
- H. Jackson Brown -


19980202
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -


19980210
"When I was a young man I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman.  Well, I found her -- but, alas, she was waiting for the perfect man."
- Robert Schuman - (French Statesman  - 1886-1963)


19980219
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde - (1854-1900)


19980224
"There are no stupid questions.  Just stupid people asking questions."
- Chris Berman - (Bristol University Dean and ESPN Anchor)


19980302
"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro -


19980304
"Life is like a shit sandwich; the more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat."
- James L. Roberts Jr. -


19980309
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
 - Wilson Mizner-


19980313
"Money isn't everything, but it keeps the kids in touch."
- Mom -


19980317
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945) -


19980323
"Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same."
- Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 1670 -


19980327
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut -


19980402
"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) -


19980408
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) -


19980417
"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) -


19980428
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -


19980504
"When you're arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing."
- Unknown -


19980521
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910) -


19980610
"Anything that is given can be at once taken away. We have to learn never to expect anything, and when it comes it's no more than a gift on loan."
- John McGahern -


19980630
"When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway."
- Clyde B. Aster -


199980713
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
- Frank Zappa -


19980720
"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
- Don Marquis -


19980730
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents."
- Nathaniel Borenstein -


19980807
"Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) -


19980820
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) -


19980901
"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) -


19980908
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910) -


19980915
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
- Albert Einstein -


19980922
"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."
- Doug Larson -


19980928
"A good deed never goes unpunished."
- Gore Vidal -


19981005
"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."
- W. R. Inge -


19981013
"If you cannot convince them, confuse them"
- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) -


19981019
"A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong."
- Thomas Szasz -


19981027
"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is."
- Alan Watts -


19981120
"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."
- Carl Sagan -


19981130
"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
- GB Shaw -


19981208
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
- Rush (the band), "Freewill" -


19981215
"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"
- Vince Lombardi -


19981221
"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
- Robert Louis Stevenson -


19990107
"Win hearts, and you have all men's hands and purses."
- William Cecil Burleigh -


19990122
"Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred."
- W. N. Taylor -


19990212
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."
- Robert Frost -


19990301
"In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it."
- Unknown -
     

19990315
"I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem."
- Ashleigh Brilliant -


19990329
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain -


19990412
"As long as Linux remains a religion of freeware fanatics, Microsoft have nothing to worry about."
- Michael Surkan, PC Week Online -


19990420
"If they do their jobs properly, no one knows they exist."
- Rayban, http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/ -


19990524
"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."
- Doug Larson -


19990623
"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe."
- Ray Bradbury -


19990820
"God help those who do not help themselves."
- Wilson Mizner -


19991105
"Women reason with the heart and are much less often wrong than men who reason with the head."
- DeLescure -


19991227
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."
- Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/20/92 -


20000125
"Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them."
- Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet -


20000229
"You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way."
- Will Rogers -


20000320
"Partying is such sweet sorrow."
- Robert Byrne -


20000513
"Men willingly believe what they wish."
- Julius Caesar, "De Bello Gallico", III, 18 -


20000522
"Well done is quickly done."
- Augustus Caesar, from SUETONIUS, "Augustus", sec. 25 -


20000721
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 B.C., "Pro Publio Sestio", II, 36 -


20000808
"For just as some women are said to be handsome though without adornment, so this subtle manner of speech, though lacking in artificial graces, delights us."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 B.C., "Orator", 4 -


20000825
"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm."
- Publilius Syrus (first century B.C.), Maxim 358 -


20001009
"The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful"
- Frederick Locker-Lampson -


20001205
"[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."
- Al Capp -


20001222
"Promote yourself, but do not demote another."
- Israel Salanter -


20010129
"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
- Alfred Adler -


20010504
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
- Charles M. Schulz -


20010524
"Living in a vacuum sucks."
- Adrienne E. Gusoff -


20010604
"Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave things."
- Unknown -


20010613
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
- Bertrand Russell -


20010620
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."
- Ed Gardner -


20010626
"There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for."
- Fred Hoyle -


20020204
"The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath."
- Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart -


20020215
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
- Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) -


20020301
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) -


20020325
"Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it."
- Elias Schwartz -


20020415
"...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), (Sherlock Holmes) -


20020506
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
- Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931) -


20020725
"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
- Segal's Law -


20020807
"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined."
- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974) -


20020910
"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong."
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) -


20021104
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
- Albert Schweitzer -