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One of the most feared expressions in modern times
by Norman Ralph Augustine

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Related topics: Computers

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

People do not win people fights.
Lawyers do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A hungry dog hunts best.
A hungrier dog hunts even better.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

 

By the time of the United States Tricentennial,
there will be more government workers than there are workers.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be,
it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

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It costs a lot to build bad products.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers,
the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

One should expect that the expected can be prevented,
but the unexpected should have been expected.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

People working in the private sector should try to save money.
There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States.
There are also many highly paid executives.
The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other,
it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Hardware works best when it matters the least.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If stock market experts were so expert,
they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase,
there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability.
It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item
by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

All too many consultants, when asked,
'What is 2 and 2?' respond, 'What do you have in mind?'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

One cannot legislate problems out of existence.
It has been tried.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The more one produces, the less one gets.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The early bird gets the worm.The early worm...
gets eaten.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion,
the greater the precision which should be quoted in
order to give the data authenticity.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The optimum committee has no members.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Decreased business base increases overhead.
So does increased business base.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be,
it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Rank does not intimidate hardware.
Neither does the lack of rank.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A billion saved is a billion earned.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A revised schedule is to business what a new season
is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear
is to begin with a silk sow.
The same is true of money.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Software is like entropy.
It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing,
and obeys the second law of thermodynamics;
i.e.
it always increases.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Any task can be completed in only one-third more time
than is currently estimated.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast,
managers would get twice as much done.
If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast,
everyone else would get twice as much done since all
the managers would fly off.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell


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