Language becomes literature when the focus shifts from what it says to what it means.
The difference between fearlessness and recklessness is preparation.
Wisdom grows from understanding, not knowledge. A person with a little knowledge and a lot of wisdom will typically succeed whereas the person filled with knowledge untempered by wisdom will typically fail.
True victory in a holy war is seen in the number of people saved through faith and not through the number of the faithful left standing after the unbelievers have been killed off.
In the hands of an entrepreneur, a thing that costs nothing can be worth something.
A good statistician knows how to not lie and yet fail to tell the truth. The same holds true for actuaries. The only difference is that a statistician can use data to convince you that what didn’t happen, did, while an actuary, armed with the same data, can convince you that what won’t happen, will.
We worry about extremists like Timothy McVeigh and Osama bin Laden because they blow up buildings. I’m more concerned about an ever-increasing number of people with phenomenal computing skills and not a shred of ethical conviction.
When it comes to (information) systems, recovery is always more expensive than redundancy and resilience.
One of the finest aspects of friendship is it comes with a bucket full of do-overs.
Well planned operations don’t need redundancy. They need contingency.
Good teaching always results in two things for the student, increased knowledge of the subject matter accompanied by a proportional knowledge of the degree of the student’s ignorance thereof. This is essential to lifelong learning because while the first produces the second, it is the second that motivates the first.
If your children follow you when they are younger, they are less likely to run away from you when they are older.
There is no greater danger than to be under a government operating completely within the bounds of its rights when those rights are wrong.
All men wade through the waters of time at the same speed.