Show up every day.
Work hard & behave.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
What's down in the well comes up in the bucket.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, it's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're an idiot than open it and remove all doubt.
Someone's old signature line on SigForum, but stuck with me because it is indisputably both true and important:
"You will not rise to the occasion. You will default to your level of training."
“Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.”--Adam Smith, born June 16, 1723
A large job is just a series of smaller jobs put together.
You put dollars in the bank, not percents. (Remember this when you own a business)
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
Benjamin Franklin, 1759
Reality and the laws of physics will win every single time.
"These things you say we will have, we already have."
"That's true. I ain't promising you nothing extra."
|Short. Fat. Bald. |
If you step in it and it looks like dog poop, there is absolutely no reason to smell your shoe, since it was indeed dog poop.
He looked like an accountant or a serial-killer type. Definitely one of the service industries.
Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
"Ultima Ratio Regum"
Life Member NRA
Member Washington Arms Collectors
The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
If you see a shop teacher with short fingers ask him how it happened. His lessons might save yours.
And along similar lines -
I try to learn from other people’s mistakes - so I don’t have to make them all myself.
The good news is, all bleeding eventually stops.
The bad news is, all bleeding eventually stops.
I may be a bad person, but at least I use my turn signal.
If you can't explain something to someone in simple terms you don't understand it well enough.
Speak clearly, carefully, and politely... even in those times when you'd rather sound like one of Samuel L. Jackson's characters.
Support our troops, and our veterans.
New favorite quote from the golf course: "It's not the club, son."
|Equal Opportunity Mocker|
Every man (and woman) is a hero in his own mind.
When my kids say "that's not fair!," I respond that the fair is a place they judge pigs. This is life.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving."
-Dr. Adrian Rogers
Two of the easiest things in life to waste:
...other people’s time, and
...other people’s money.
This should be carved into the seats in Congress and in every desk in every administrative agency - state, local and federal.
Trust your gut feeling if a choice has to be made and you are not totally sure which way to go. The safe choice is not always the right one.
If you want loyalty.....buy a dog.
You want it good, fast and cheap? Pick 2.
I'm sorry if I hurt you feelings when I called you stupid - I thought you already knew - Unknown
When you have no future, you live in the past. " Sycamore Row" by John Grisham
Liberalism is a failure to find pathways to intelligence in your brain. - David Lawrence
|Tinker Sailor Soldier Pie|
No one wins in a head-butt.
Acta Non Verba
NRA Life Member (Patron)
Family, Guns, Country
"My guns are always loaded."
What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure.
|Something wild |
And the other three things I learned in surgery in addition:
1. Bleeding always stops (as noted).
2. Oxygen is good, germs is bad.
3. If you can see through it, you can cut it.
4. Fall backwards.
"And gentlemen in England now abed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day"
You don't learn anything the second time you get kicked by a horse.
Never stand up in a canoe.
If the enemy is in range, so are you.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
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