Some Food For Thought

G.K. Chesterton

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

Ambrose Bierce

Cynic:n. a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

On Reorganization in History- Gaius Petronius (died A.D. 66)

We trained hard ... but every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing ... and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing, confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

Alfred North Whitehead

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule and every fool will mind it.

(From "The Man Who Was Thursday")

You've that eternal idiotic idea that anarchy if it came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they never have been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometime objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to be governed at all.

George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there is no golden rule.

Lynch's Absolute

There is only one absolute, there are no absolutes.

Lynch's Corollary

What works works, what doesn't work doesn't work.