random quotations meme

18 August 2006

picked up at janet’s weblog.

Go here and look through random quotes until you find 5 that you think reflect who you are or what you believe. Go with the first five that work for you (i.e., don’t worry about getting global optima).

Here are the five that caught my eye:

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

  • Duke Ellington, US jazz bandleader, musician, & songwriter (1899 - 1974)

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.

  • Robert Byrne

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.

  • Flip Wilson, Comedian and television actor, starred in The Flip Wilson Show (1933 - 1998)

Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.

  • Author Unknown

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

  • Groucho Marx, US comedian with Marx Brothers (1890 - 1977)