Quotations and Oxymorons

     The following is a collection of interesting quotations from famous and not-so-famous people. 
At the bottom of this site is also a collection of oxymorons that is still growing.

1. People were really never meant to be that smart. - Mark Weller

2. On the other hand, the things that they didn't do didn't have any negative effect. - Roger Weller

3. When the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. - Randy Dorman

4. Progress has overrun process.- Roger Weller

5. If it isn't real, it won't hold together. - Kim Rogalski

6. I cannot stand to sit. - Roger Weller

7. There's always Monday. - L. Prevett

8. I was born in Arizona; when I came out of my mom, I already had wrinkles from sun damage. - Debra Wright

9. You're trying to be reasonable, Jim.  That's unreasonable. - Roger Weller

10. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it uses up a lot more computer memory. - Roger Weller

11. When you get to the upper level classes, your minimum competencies start to catch up with you. - Roger Weller

12. Perfection is achieved only on the point of collapse. - C. N. Parkinson (to his elementary algebra students)

13. What keeps a creator going is deep dissatisfaction. - Roger Von Oech

14. The humorless cannot rearrange their thinking. - Heather Ferrea

15. The dear Lord may be tricky, but he is not mean. - Albert Einstein

16. If you try too hard, you'll lose your pants. - Albert Einstein

17. All I have is the stubbornness of a mule. No, that's not quite all, I also have a nose. - Albert Einstein

18. Fake it to you make it. - Leadership Training Spring 2002

19. Above all, you must be sincere....even if you have to fake it. - Benny Hill

20. Complexity is job security. - Ken Charters

21. I'll see it when I believe it. - Roger Weller

22. Better a horrible ending than horrors without end. - unknown

23. It takes 90% of the allocated time to do the first 90% of a project and another 90% of the allocated time to do the last 10% of a project. - unknown

24. Early to bed and early to rise means that you haven't paid your electric bill on time. - Roger Weller

25.  If you fix one low priority item for every high priority item that you fix, the number of high priority problems will disappear quicker.  Or, expressed in a different manner, don't forget to mow the lawn. - Roger Weller

26. In order for something to get clean, something else must get dirty. (Another way of explaining entropy) - unknown

27. The trouble is that people take life too seriously....on the other hand, maybe they don't take it seriously enough. - James Colburn in a cowboy movie

28. Education won't necessarily make you rich....but when opportunity knocks, you can hear a whole lot better. - unknown

29. If you can't lick them and you can't join them, at least you can irritate them. - Roger Weller

30. Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic. - Dave Barry

31. Never underestimate the power of a large group of stupid people. - A bumper sticker

32. Civilization exists only by geologic consent, revocable at any time. - Will Durant

33. Scientists should always state the opinions upon which their facts are based. - unknown

34. Whenever possible, use somebody else's money.-Roger Weller

35. If you have no problems, give me a call and let me know about it.-Roger Weller

36. People start to mature about the time they are taking Intermediate Algebra.- Pat Fuller, from a professor

37. Time never changes, but time is change.-Roger Weller

38. Chaos is a state of mind; things are only chaotic when you don't fully understand what is going on.- Roger Weller

39. Students don't care what you know until they know that you care.-contributed by Brian Cox

40. Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.-unknown

41. Americans are getting dumber and mice are getting smarter.-Dan Wood, Tombstone High School

42. If you want to catch someone's attention, whisper. -Roger Weller

43. If you have a problem that you cannot solve, make it someone else's problem.- unknown

44. People like tradition because it minimizes the need for thinking and it avoids controversy. –Roger Weller

45. What you leave behind are not your bones but your creations and accomplishments.-Roger Weller 3/23/16


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Metaphysical fact

Negative growth

Rush hour traffic

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Soluble fiber

Wrong miscalculation