a.u.: author unknown
| The Second Shop|
I'd like to buy a minute please.
We don't sell minutes, only seconds.
Well then, I'll take sixty.
Why so many?
To make myself a minute.
| Samuel T. Fox, Sea Spray
| All things are artifical, for nature is the art of God.
| T. Brown "On Dreams", Religio Medici (1642)
| In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in
practice, there is.
| Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
| The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better
thatn a 'C', the idea must be feasible.
| A Yale University management professor in response to student
Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith
went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
| I am your constant companion, |
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am at your command.
Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well
Turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done.
After a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great people
And the regret of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine but I will work with all its precision
Plus the intelligence of a person.
Now you may run me for profit or you may run me for ruin.
It makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and
I will lay the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
I am called Habit!