If you're a research scientist what you want is not retirement but another 500 years.
    Edwin Land
    (quoted in the book Insisting on the Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land - Victor K. McElheny )

The juvenile seasquirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or coral to cling to and make its home for life. For
this task it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it.
It's rather like getting tenure.
    Daniel C. Dennett, in Consciousness Explained
    (pinched from  Michael A. Erickson's Home Page )

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
    K. Patricia Cross
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Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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You can accomplish anything you want in life provided you don't mind who gets the credit.
Harry Truman
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The first camel in the caravan hold everyone up, but it’s the last camel which gets the beating.
    Ethiopian proverb

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
    Albert Einstein
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

“The managers that struggle more in the job are the people that want to be in charge, and that doesn’t work out so well. The reality is, everybody is really passionate about what they do, and they want to have a voice in how things turn out. The best way to handle that is to allow the expression to happen, and come up with a good decision.”
    Jon DeVaan , 2015

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