• He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
    --Leonardo da Vinci.
  • From the known to the unknown, from the simple to the complex, one step at a time.
    --De Nevers (from an unknown someone else).

  • If you can't solve your problem, solve an easier problem first.

  • Don't sweat the small stuff (and its all small stuff)
    --Robert Eliot

    I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
    --Mark Twain

    The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best medicine for despair is service. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired.
    --Gordon B. Hinckley

  • Life

    A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in, <br/>
    A minute to smile and an hour to weep in, <br/>
    A pint of joy to a peck of trouble, <br/>
    And never a laugh, but the moans come double; <br/>
    And that is life. <br/><br/>
    A crust and a corner that love makes precious,  <br/>
    With a smile to warm and the tears to refresh us;  <br/>
    And joy seems sweeter when cares come after,  <br/>
    And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter;  <br/>
    And that is life.  <br/><br/>
    --Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
    To the engineer, all matter in the universe can be placed into one of two categories: <br/>(1) things that need to be
    fixed, and, <br/>(2) things that will need to be fixed after you've had a few minutes to play with them. <br/><br/>
    Engineers like to solve problems.  If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
    Normal people don't understand this concept; they believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. <br/><br/>
    Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet. <br/><br/>
    --Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
    I am an old man now, and when I die and go to heaven there are <br>
    two matters on which I hope for enlightenment <br>
    One is quantum electrodynamics, and the other is the <br>
    Turbulent motion of fluids. <br>
    About the former I am rather optimistic. <br>
    --Attr. to Horace Lamb