Quotes We Remember - General

"Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."

John Wooden, American basketball coach


"Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important."

Factory Manager

"Our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities... We have left undone those things which we ought to have done."

Charles E. Hummel


"That's the difference in being for motherhood and being a mother."


"Many people think Documentation is a Necessary Evil.

Bad Documentation is not Necessary and Is Evil.

Good Documentation is not Evil but Is Necessary."


"We all know you can't have the proverbial baby in one month with nine women, but nobody will be able to say we didn't try."

name withheld to protect the innocent

Quotes We Liked - from T-shirts

"I'm not unemployed. I'm a Consultant!"

Dogbert, 1999


"but I am a Rocket Scientist!"

Seen on a Rocket Scientist


Quotes We Liked - from Design Reviews

"Don't tell me I'm wrong, help me understand."

Manager, NASA SSC, 9-16-92

"We will design to Requirements and Customize to meet the Budget."

Manager, NASA SSC, 9-16-92

Quotes We Liked - from Management Retreats

"Their big picture is looking through a peephole"

Harry Guin , NASA SSC, 10-25-91

Quotes We Liked - from Famous People

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded."

Mark Twain

Quotes Worth Investigating

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.  

John 3:16, The Bible (KJV)