|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)
||by Linux fortune
|The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of|
management is that success equals skill.
-- Robert Heller
|The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared|
for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his
infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and
upon the successful management of which so much remains.
-- George F. Baer, railroad industrialist
|"Engineering without management is art."|
-- Jeff Johnson
|It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the|
management of them.
-- La Rochefoucauld
|Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for|
counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the
experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth
them; but in new things, abuseth them. The errors of young men are the ruin
of business; but the errors of aged men amount but to this, that more might
have been done, or sooner. Young men, in the conduct and management of
actions, embrace more than they can hold; stir more than they can quiet; fly
to the end, without consideration of the means and degrees; pursue some few
principles which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not how they innovate,
which draws unknown inconveniences; and, that which doubleth all errors, will
not acknowledge or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop
nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,
repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but
content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly, it is good to
compound employments of both ... because the virtues of either age may correct
the defects of both.
-- Francis Bacon, "Essay on Youth and Age"
The first myth of management is that it exists.
Nobody really knows what is going on anywhere within the
|When license fees are too high,|
users do things by hand.
When the management is too intrusive,
users lose their spirit.
Hack for the user's benefit.
Trust them; leave them alone.
|The memory management in Windows 95 can be used to frighten small children.|
|Q: How many Microsoft tech writers does it take to change a lightbulb?|
A: Twelve. One to work the bulb, and eleven to write a 1,123 page guide to
changing lightbulbs ("Learn Lightbulb Management in 21 Days").
|Each person has the right to take part in the management of public affairs|
in his country, provided he has prior experience, a will to succeed, a
university degree, influential parents, good looks, a curriculum vitae, two
3x4 snapshots, and a good tax record.
|The problems of business administration in general, and database management in|
particular are much to difficult for people that think in IBMese, compounded
with sloppy english.
-- Edsger Dijkstra
|Although written many years ago, Lady Chatterley's Lover has just been|
reissued by the Grove Press, and this pictorial account of the
day-to-day life of an English gamekeeper is full of considerable
interest to outdoor minded readers, as it contains many passages on
pheasant-raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin,
and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper.
Unfortunately, one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous
material in order to discover and savour those sidelights on the
management of a midland shooting estate, and in this reviewer's opinion
the book cannot take the place of J. R. Miller's "Practical Gamekeeping."
-- Ed Zern, "Field and Stream" (Nov. 1959)
|The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.|
-- Linus Torvalds
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