Bill's Philosophy of Life

"Anything is possible, given time and money."
-- Me
This is my typical response when queried, "Is it possible to take A and do B to make C's job easier?"

"Failure is a great teacher if one is willing to learn."
-- Me

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
-- Commonly referred to as Hanlon's Razor, see The Jargon File.
I frequently fail to remember this on a regular basis. :)
A variant of:
"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
--Napolean Bonaparte

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
A more thoughtful version of "Actions speak louder than words".

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
--Lao Tzu
Corollary: "Teach a man to fish, fish for a day. Give a man a fish, prepare to be a fisherman for the rest of your life."
-- Me

"Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway"
-- unknown (saw on Slashdot)
Wow, and I thought I was just being paranoid. :)

"No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."
-- Yoda, Jedi Master
I have a minor quibble with this. Failure is a great Teacher, one must give Failure a chance to Teach.

"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
-- Sir Winston Churchill
The doom from the Evil Microsoft is very sad example.

"The more you know, the more you realize you know nothing."
-- Socrates

"The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life."
-- Confucious -> Bill's Room