Glenn

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Frank; they had that one in Readers Digest---my wife had to show it to me and I told her I had used in in my class a couple of days earlier as a "wee jack" story

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Life is too long to go through it without all your parts Prof. Stevens University of Iowa.

Stay safe and keep your parts in good order

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From my days of buying Replacement Carriage Wheels from an Amish Shop in Penn.   "Too Late Smart and Too long Dead"

 

From Will Rogers, "You want a quick answer, The Answer is NO!" 

 

I will admit this has kept me out of more trouble than it's got me into.

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I figure the old methods of "make a guess and then beef it up by a *factor* of 10" seems to work for the long view of things...

Thomas Powers

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Posted in a local machine shop with the hourly rates: "Work done Good, Fast & Cheap. Pick two only!"

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I imagine he would profess his brain was hardly working, if I know him at all...;-)

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Frosty's wit and wisdom should be considered a treasure. :)

 

By which I take it you mean, buried in a secret place?

 

HEY! They're picking on me again Glenn! Well . . . using up my good lines anyway. <sniff>

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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QUIT LOOKING, START SEEING

Do not look for an object, see possibilities 

 

If you look for a hammer, only a hammer will work. 

If you want to hit something, most anything will work.

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Read someplace, didn't come up with it myself.. The difference between a Craftsman and a Master

Craftsman does it until he gets it right

Master does it until he can't get it wrong

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"The steel, while languishing in the forge, feels it suffers in vain.
The sword in hindsight, knows better"

 

 

 

Not sure I remembered this exactly word for word, but I did like it's meaning.

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"The steel, while languishing in the forge, feels it suffers in vain.
The sword in hindsight, knows better"

Not sure I remembered this exactly word for word, but I did like it's meaning.


Awesome! I wish I could pass this on to one of my teachers (who recently passed away) as a Thank You.

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Pournelles principle:

"Everything takes longer time than planned even when planned with Pournelles principle."

Pournelle used to write about computing in 'Byte' but this is universal.

 

"What the beancounter sees as perfect production is in reality a series of disasters that were prevented by the skilled people the beacounter is going to fire."

Myself by personal experience.

 

Cheers

Göte

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I can't recall where I read this.

 

"The difference between a master and a beginner is that the master has failed more times then the beginner has even attempted"

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When all you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.

 

And a header, and a towel holder, and a rr spike knife, and a bottle opener , and a sword, and christmas ornaments, and knife blanks, and a fire poker, and a pair of tongs............

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I need to make an inventory of all my tools and put what the value of each so when my wife starts selling it off after I die she can get what it is worth rather than what I told her I paid for it.  

Wayne Coe

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old farrier mentor, Al, use to say,"Don't take your horses to bed with you!"

Frank Turley

A good team of 16 hand/ 1600# horses can generate a lot of power with out spinning their "tires"

Charles R.Stevens

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