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Banazir's Quotes File

Yesterday, I posted a quote from my "quote of the month" file that those of you with accounts on my file server (fingolfin.user.cis.ksu.edu) and web server (ringil.cis.ksu.edu).

I started going through that file and realized that I have been collecting short (1-5 line) quotations for about 3 years now, and that it might be a good idea to share them. So, here's a set of my favorite proverbs:



  • January, 2001: The noble never fails to profit, but if one single-mindedly thinks of profit there will be injury. If there is only benevolence and righteousness in one's heart, one will not seek profit yet shall never fail to profit. - Mencius, c. 500 B.C.

  • February, 2001: If it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride? - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet ("On Freedom")

  • March, 2001: Inter spem curamque, timores inter et iras omnen crede diem tibi diluxisse supremem: grata superveniet quae non sperabitur hora. (Amid the hope and worry, the fear and anger believe that each day which breaks is your last: the unhoped for hour will be a welcome surprise.) - Horace, Epistles (Book I, Epistle IV:13)

  • April, 2001: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things. - The Bible, Philippians 4:8

  • May, 2001: Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. - John Milton, Areopagitica

  • June, 2001: Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. (I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.) - Blaise Pascal, Lettres Provinciales

  • July, 2001: The general must be righteous. If he is not righteous, then he will not be severe. If he is not severe, then he will not be awesome. If he is not awesome, then the troops will not die for him. Thus, righteousness is the head of the army. - Sun Pin

  • August, 2001: Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity. The less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, II.ii.561-563

  • September, 2001: Suffer long for mediocre but loyal Huns. Suffer not for competent but disloyal Huns. - Attila (c. 406 - 453 A.D.)

  • October, 2001: I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  • November, 2001: The user can only be protected from his or her incompetence to a limited degree. - Professor H. George Friedman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), CS323 (Operating Systems), Fall 1993

  • December, 2001: Learning without reasoning leads to confusion; thinking without learning is wasted effort. - Confucius, c. 500 B. C.

  • January, 2002: If you are near the dye vermilion, you will be stained red, if you are close to black ink, you will be stained black. - Chinese proverb (attributed to biographers of Mencius) c. 450 B. C.

  • February, 2002: Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. - Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Pudd'n'head Wilson, 1894

  • March, 2002: My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Indira Gandhi

  • April, 2002: If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help another. - Chinese Proverb

  • May, 2002: Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. - Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

  • June, 2002: Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle

  • July, 2002: He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live. - Sanskrit Proverb

  • August, 2002: Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. - Chinese Proverb

  • September, 2002: Do only what only you can do. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930 - 2002)

  • October, 2002: Politics are for the moment; an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1954)

  • November, 2002: People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don't consider it servitude. - Ann Landers (1918 - 2002)

  • December, 2002: You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

  • January, 2003: The question is not how busy we are, but what are we busy about. - Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

  • February, 2003: If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

  • March, 2003: How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)

  • April, 2003: If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. - Chinese proverb

  • May, 2003: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)

  • July, 2003: You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. - Maria Sklodowska-Curie (1867 - 1934)

  • August, 2003: An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

  • September, 2003: How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people. - Edward Frederic Benson

  • October, 2003: Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain. - Kahlil Gibran

  • November, 2003: Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • December, 2003: No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

  • January, 2004: Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. - Elie Weisel

  • February, 2004: So many signatures for such a small heart. - Mother Teresa, on bureaucracy

  • March, 2004: Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud

  • April, 2004: It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. - Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • May, 2004: It is better to be faithful than famous. - Theodore Roosevelt




Edit, 02:15 CDT Tue 11 May 2004: A belated Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

masteralida: Tell your too-cool sproglet she has a minister when she needs one (though I'd better let yodge field it when the time actually comes).
octaviakrysk: Gwyneth's successes and the glowing reports I hear of her are a testament to your success as a mom.
kissmyascii: Though you probably aren't reading this, you have a very smart kid. Take care!
carida_46: If the hand that rocks the cradle roolz the werld, Gran, then the hand that rocked the ruler's cradle - well, it rocks. All hail grandmums! :-)
Other mum: I hope your child is doing well. Keep the faith and keep teuncing.


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Banazir

Comments

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kewldeaf
May. 10th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
Good quotes!
Oh vow! thanks for sharing the quotes, I'd add this to my fortune scripts ;)

/bharat
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Good quotes!
Oh vow! thanks for sharing the quotes, I'd add this to my fortune scripts ;)
You're most welcome - I edited in the authors of some of those quotes, so you might want to save them again.

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Banazir
zengeneral
May. 10th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
hehe
"The user can only be protected from his or her incompetence to a limited degree. - Professor H. George Friedman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), CS323 (Operating Systems), Fall 1993"

Excellent! given that I just recently deleting my 541 project off a network share; I learned windows doesn't have a recycle bin for networks... woo-wee...
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
You're just lucky...
... that your teammates didn't hear your scream and lynch you before you could undelete. :eg:

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Banazir
zengeneral
May. 10th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: You're just lucky...
I am beyond luck; I am magically delicious.

How could they have the chance! It was 4 AM!! WHAHAHA *cough* WHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAH

FROSTMOURNE HUNGERS *cough* where did that come from... maybe I should get some sleep...
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
Your pain shall be legendary!
I am beyond luck; I am magically delicious.
You can be magically delicious - personally I have nothing to do with those wee fair folk. Hobbits and leprechauns: like OpenGL and POV-RAY.

How could they have the chance! It was 4 AM!!
WHAHAHA *cough* WHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAH

Now, speaking only for myself: at 0400 I would have been wide awake to hear your screams and string you up. :-P

FROSTMOURNE HUNGERS
Let your fears be my power!

*cough* where did that come from... maybe I should get some sleep...
Maybe you should.
*note to elf: the plan is working!*

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Banazir
zengeneral
May. 10th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
My pain is a legend, and now
You can be magically delicious - personally I have nothing to do with those wee fair folk. Hobbits and leprechauns

I only have luck because I open my window and pull out a leprechaun from the bush (yes, leprechaun live in the bush outside my window); BBQ leprechaun = tasty treat low in both calories and carbs. A steady diet of leprechaun increases ones luck (for the dice roll you know).

Now, speaking only for myself: at 0400 I would have been wide awake to hear your screams and string you up. :-P
I know why I was up, but why were you? Sleep = Good, and I miss it. I have had two hours since saturday morning 60 hours

Let your fears be my power!
Well, I think I actually had a heart-attack this morning, and so I am the living dead! Arthas, from Warcraft III, is undead from when he gets "Frostmourne", a sword from the lich king. Well, story short. The short is evil and needs souls. Dot Dot Dot, I need souls to feed my computer since it did me good.


Maybe you should.
*note to elf: the plan is working!*

PLAN??? ELF??? let see... is this elf named... (C....) {Funny thing, C..... looks kinda like an elf from my knowledge of elf-dom}

Sidenote: (The new version was tested on robot outside and worked good!)

Aside2: (I almost lost this post, I hit mousebutton 5 (by back), and I know that I lose text everytime I change pages... but I cut the text right before it and I was saved by mad skills.)

I really need sleep..
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC)
C an ELF?! YRAINW!
I only have luck because I open my window and pull out a leprechaun from the bush (yes, leprechaun live in the bush outside my window); BBQ leprechaun = tasty treat low in both calories and carbs. A steady diet of leprechaun increases ones luck (for the dice roll you know).

Well, I think I actually had a heart-attack this morning, and so I am the living dead! Arthas, from Warcraft III, is undead from when he gets "Frostmourne", a sword from the lich king. Well, story short. The short is evil and needs souls. Dot Dot Dot, I need souls to feed my computer since it did me good.
Yesh, I looked it up.

PLAN??? ELF??? let see... is this elf named... (C....) {Funny thing, C..... looks kinda like an elf from my knowledge of elf-dom
C?! You mean the C who works for me?
Your predecessor in my group?
Who is now one of my grads?
Hah!
If he loonks liek a nelf, then I'm an elf, too.
A Dunadan, possibly - he's got the height for it.

Sidenote: (The new version was tested on robot outside and worked good!)
Good. Say, if you hate robots so much, I'm guessing you don't wanna be on RoboSim?

Aside2: (I almost lost this post, I hit mousebutton 5 (by back), and I know that I lose text everytime I change pages... but I cut the text right before it and I was saved by mad skills.)
W00t! Go you!
I do that almost with every post, and have been saved twice this month.

I really need sleep..
You'll sleep when you're DEAD!!!

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Banazir
zengeneral
May. 10th, 2004 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: An ELF
Yesh, I looked it up.
... tisk tisk, you should play Warcraft III (Custom maps are awesome)... I was thinking that the Warcraft III DVD would be good to show in 736 for future semesters (in contrast with mind's eye).

C?! You mean the C who works for me?
Same one, my room-mate for next semester... See this movie, and you might see why I call him an elf... C is crazy, and P.... is a bad influence

Good. Say, if you hate robots so much, I'm guessing you don't wanna be on RoboSim?
Sim = Simulator, Sim != Robot, A Robot Simulator has same design as realtime game engine (At least, the simulator robot simulator I wrote for testing the Monte Carlo Localization last semester.)

Basically, here are my issues with the robot: it doesn't do what you tell it to do. 1-5% error, ok... 6% to 100%, not ok... when it turns without a turn command... bad things happen!
Also, some fixing of the robot would help. The wheels are off balance on the small ones.

You'll sleep when you're DEAD!!!
I am about to go to sleep, so does that mean I am going to die? hmmm... death or sleep... I need sleep; if death wants me, then I say bring it on. Chances are, I would become a ghost and would haunt all that use robots...
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
O... M... G...
... tisk tisk, you should play Warcraft III (Custom maps are awesome)... I was thinking that the Warcraft III DVD would be good to show in 736 for future semesters (in contrast with mind's eye).
Hrmm... maybe.
I need to get the new EVL video first. Gah.
Maybe they'll have it on DVD now, so I can share it with all my LJ friends.

C?! You mean the C who works for me?
Same one, my room-mate for next semester...
Fear is the mind killer!
Fear is the little deeath!
I will not fear! I will let it pass through me!


See this movie, and you might see why I call him an elf... C is crazy, and P.... is a bad influence
My God
He's... TEUNCING.
I so did not need to see my newest M.S. advisee teuncing like a mad hobbit. My insanity is clearly starting to rub off on him. :-P (You're next, kid!)

Good. Say, if you hate robots so much, I'm guessing you don't wanna be on RoboSim?
Sim = Simulator, Sim != Robot, A Robot Simulator has same design as realtime game engine (At least, the simulator robot simulator I wrote for testing the Monte Carlo Localization last semester.)
Wlokay, then.
You might start by reading the most recent SLAM papers by Kevin Murphy, by Sebastian Thrun, and by the U. Washington people (in a couple of weeks).

Basically, here are my issues with the robot: it doesn't do what you tell it to do. 1-5% error, ok... 6% to 100%, not ok... when it turns without a turn command... bad things happen!
I thought you said 15m?
That's, what, 6% to 1500%?

Also, some fixing of the robot would help.
The wheels are off balance on the small ones.

Some trasking of the robots in favor of new ones would help.
We need some new Pioneers.

You'll sleep when you're DEAD!!!
I am about to go to sleep, so does that mean I am going to die? hmmm... death or sleep... I need sleep; if death wants me, then I say bring it on. Chances are, I would become a ghost and would haunt all that use robots...
And in that sleep of death, what dreams may come...

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Banazir
zengeneral
May. 11th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
Re: O... M... G...
I need to get the new EVL video first. Gah.
Nah... just need to get the CIS departmnet a CAVE + Super Computer + Good workstations

He's... TEUNCING.
Perhaps, I just call it jumping for joy (robot worked prior to that).

I so did not need to see my newest M.S. advisee teuncing like a mad hobbit. My insanity is clearly starting to rub off on him. :-P (You're next, kid!) </a>
Sure ya did, and I'm next? wha? I am already insane (would a sane person thing 'mathsex.com' is a great idea!!! )

I thought you said 15m?
That's, what, 6% to 1500%?

15 m is the potential error of the GPS unit, and the robot does about 90 to 99% of what you tell it do. (and compounding 90% over many commands equals 0% reliability). Two things would have made our project successful:
a) sonar with larger range than GPS error.
b) downward point sonr to measure ground distance.

Some trasking of the robots in favor of new ones would help.
We need some new Pioneers.

Are you serious? In the lab discussing with another team, we were thinking that we getting "odd" projects because they wanted us to destroy the robots to get new ones.

I didn't want to destroy, so we couldn't have done a similar algorithm to what we did in fall because we didn't want robot wandering the streets.

And in that sleep of death, what dreams may come...
No quoting hamlet on my watch....

And I only got four hours of sleep... argh... not enough
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
4 hours of sleep should be enough for anybody
I need to get the new EVL video first. Gah.
Nah... just need to get the CIS departmnet a CAVE + Super Computer + Good workstations
Oh, yeah! So, your first trask as a sentient beingKDD research programmer is to scope out some funding opportunities there. ;-)

He's... TEUNCING.
Perhaps, I just call it jumping for joy (robot worked prior to that).
Yeah, so he told me when we just met for a conference call with our research sponsor. He seemed a tad bit embarrassed - can't imagine why. :-P

I so did not need to see my newest M.S. advisee teuncing like a mad hobbit. My insanity is clearly starting to rub off on him. :-P (You're next, kid!)
Sure ya did, and I'm next? wha? I am already insane (would a sane person thing 'mathsex.com' is a great idea!!! )
You have only started down the teuncy path, my apprentice...
(and I'll bring ye bax from the Dark Side xxet!)

I thought you said 15m?
That's, what, 6% to 1500%?

15 m is the potential error of the GPS unit, and the robot does about 90 to 99% of what you tell it do. (and compounding 90% over many commands equals 0% reliability).
Of curse.

Two things would have made our project successful:
a) sonar with larger range than GPS error.
b) downward point sonr to measure ground distance.

:nod:

Some trasking of the robots in favor of new ones would help.
We need some new Pioneers.

Are you serious? In the lab discussing with another team, we were thinking that we getting "odd" projects because they wanted us to destroy the robots to get new ones.
Note to elf: the Sith boy knows too much

I didn't want to destroy, so we couldn't have done a similar algorithm to what we did in fall because we didn't want robot wandering the streets.
And why not I ask yew?!
Didn't you hear the story of the dance instructor (the one with the office diagonally opposite the ballet studio and directly across from the robot lab, I think her last name is Yagerline) who got completely walled in by DAG's blue maze partitions? Last I heard she wants to perform with a robot at Winter Dance (or Spring Dance, or some dance).

And in that sleep of death, what dreams may come...
No quoting hamlet on my watch....
On your watch? (See the quote from August, 2001 above.)
You have much to learn, young Padawan... :o)

And I only got four hours of sleep... argh... not enough
Why?
640K4 hours should be enough for anybody!

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Banazir
jadziadax
May. 10th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm going to add you to my friends list, because that fun spam-fest on Kalahdwen's (sp?) journal was fun, plus you seem cool.

If you don't mind :)
banazir
May. 10th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
Sure
Hi! I'm going to add you to my friends list, because that fun spam-fest on Kalahdwen's (sp?) journal was fun, plus you seem cool.
Hello! Yes, it was, and likewise - I've added you back.

If you don't mind :)
Not a problem. Welcome!

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Banazir
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