Jones's First Law:
Anyone who makes a significant contribution to any field of
endeavor, and stays in that field long enough, becomes an
to its progress -- in direct proportion to the importance of their
A man is not old until his
regrets take the place of his dreams
-- John Barrymore. American actor, 1882-1942
A wise man doesn't give the
right answers, he poses the right questions.
You can measure a man by the
opposition it takes to discourage him.
Those who are willing to face the music may someday lead the band.
The one who loves the most, has
the least control.
Some people make a great fuss over a comet in the sky or a total
eclipse, but never notice a sunset.
People who say they sleep like a baby
undoubtedly don't have one.
A science is made of facts as a house is
made with stones, but a bunch of facts is no more a science than a
pile of stones is a house.
A bachelor is a man who has never made the
same mistake once.
The man who has the right to boast doesn't
Don't think you are necessarily on the right
road because it is a well beaten path.
More commit suicide with a fork, knife, and
spoon than any other weapon.
A man may make many mistakes, but he is not
a failure until he starts blaming someone else for them.
If you find a path with no obstacles it is
probably a path that doesn't lead anywhere.
The easiest person to deceive is yourself.
Do your job well enough that you would hire
Many people go no further than pushed.
I can keep a secret but the people I tell it
One of the greatest labor saving inventions
of today is tomorrow.
People don't plan to fail; they fail to
When you try to make an impression that is
precisely the impression you make.
Don't worry about what people think about
you; the chances are they seldom think about you at all.
The way of least resistance usually goes
There are two kinds of people who never
amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those
who can do nothing else.
A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not
what ships were made for.
Failure is a temporary event, not a person.
I never think I can...I always KNOW I can.
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so no
one will believe it.
It's not as much what you get, but who you
become in the process.