"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting."
- The Art of War, Sun Tzu
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security, he does
not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come."
"Defenses complicate the plans of attackers, increasing their risks of discovery and failure."
- 9/11 Commission Report
"He who tries to defend everything, defends nothing."
- Frederick II
"Trust, but verify."
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan
"Fight the good fight..."
- George Whitefield
"Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."
- Thomas Norton
"Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations ... can never effect a reform."
- Susan B. Anthony
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the
lead in the introduction of a new order of things."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
- Abraham Lincoln
"If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there."
- George Harrison
"It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth."
- W. Edwards Deming
"If you don't collect any metrics, you're flying blind. If you collect and focus on too many, they may be obstructing your field of view."
- Scott M. Graffius
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton's response was, "Because that's where the money is."
- Willie Sutton
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
- Mike Tyson
"If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
- The Art of War, Sun Tzu
A Bit of Humor...
"Many a true word is spoken in jest."
- Geoffrey Chaucer
"I love it when a plan comes together!"
- Col. Hannibal Smith - The A-Team
"I'm watching you, Wazowski. Always watching. Always."
- Roz - Monsters, Inc.
"I collect spores, molds and fungus."
- Dr. Egon Spengler - Ghostbusters
"I've worked in the private sector. They expect results."
- Dr. Raymond Stantz - Ghostbusters
"You can change your stars."
- John Thatcher - A Knights Tale
"Always be closing!"
- Blake - Glengarry Glen Ross
"We have met the enemy and he is us."
- Walt Kelly
"We have to synergize backward overflow."
- Jack Donaghy - 30 Rock