Past Books of Interest
The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene
Brother to Dragons - Robert Penn Warren
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Essential Wallerstein - Immanuel Wallerstein
The Complete Short Stories - Flannery O'Connor
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
The Clash of Civilizations - Samuel P. Huntington
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
The Worldly Philosophers - Robert L. Heilbroner
Of Paradise and Power - Robert Kagan
The Age of Extremes - Eric Hobsbawm
From Beirut to Jerusalem - Thomas Friedman
The Seekers - Daniel Boorstin
The Cry for Myth - Rollo May
100 Decisive Battles - Paul K. Davis
2nd: Everything takes longer than you think.
3rd: In any field of endeavor, anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
4th: If there is a possibility that several things can go wrong, then the one that will cause the greatest damage will be the one to go wrong.
5th: If anything absolutely can NOT go wrong, it will anyway.
6th: If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
7th: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
8th: If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
9th: Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
10th: Mother Nature is a "son-of-a-gun."
11th: It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so very ingenious.
12th: Things get worse under pressure.
"useless laws weaken the necessary laws" - Baron de Mont.
"He was a rationalist, but he had to confess that he liked the sound of church bells" - Anton Chekhov
"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life" - Boris Pasternak
"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of" - Blaise Pascal
"A women always has her revenge ready" - Moleire
"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins" - John Lock
"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Nevermind" - Thomas Hewitt Key
"If god did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him" - Voltaire
"Facts are stubborn things" - John Adams
"You can always spot a well informed man - his views are the same as yours." - Ilua Chase