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Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off.

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'

One often hears the remark "He talks too much." But when did anyone last hear the criticism "He listens too much?"

One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.

People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.

Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank.

Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.

Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.

The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.

The early bird gets the worm.The early worm... gets eaten.

The more one produces, the less one gets.

The more time you spend talking about what you have been doing, the less time you have to do what you have been talking about. Eventually, you spend more and more time talking about less and less until finally you spend all of your time talking about nothing.
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The optimum committee has no members.

The thickness of the proposal required to win a multimillion-dollar contract is about one millimeter per million dollars. If all the proposals conforming to this standard were piled on top of each other at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, it would probably be a good idea.

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.

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