SAYINGS OLD AND NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
Hours of boredom, seconds of terror. i
Lives of quiet desperation. ii Fifteen minutes of fame. iii
Happiness is a narrow path between ways too Cynical or Na´ve.
Happiness is no laughing matter. iv
I can stand the pain but not the shame.
You cannot drive straight on a twisting lane. v
You cannot step twice into the same river. vi
To clean the stream, get the hog out of the spring.vii
Better to discover a single causal connection, than win the throne of Persia. viii
Unplanned growth is a jungle; unfilled plans a treeless plain.
Yogi said more than he knew, or knew more than he said.
Else explain: "You can observe a lot just by watching."
Or, "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
Niels Bohr saved himself, I've not forgot,
Endeavoring never to write more clearly than he thought. ix
The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows
- or can quickly learn.
Anything is worth precisely what it can do for you
- not its price or what you have to earn.
Business objectives cross functional bounds
- but only departments get budgets.
The same for transportation; only modes get subsidy.
Forecasts error wildly, and unintended consequences even more.
Or as was told, "The future is not what it used to be."x
Doctor Holmes said the young man knows the rules
and the old man knows the exceptions. xi
But to this there is none, "Praise day at night and life at the end." xii
"And Isaiah said it best: "How beautiful upon the mountain
Are the steps of those who walk in peace." xiii
Robert E. Gallamore
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware