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  DOUGMA (Doug's Own Usable Generalized Metaphysics Axioms)

      Things to try to do:  Give, Originate, Do (GOD)
    Things to either not try to do, or try not to do: Dictate, Impress, Amass, Battle, Limit, Own (DIABLO)       Top
"Anyone who has known Algonquin Park will be disappointed when they get to heaven" -- Ralph Bice.
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'WOW! What A Ride!"  - Hunter S. Thompson
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” ― Ayn Rand
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ― Albert Einstein
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.” ― Malcolm X
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Bernard Baruch - FDR presidential advisor
“Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.” ― Charles J. Sykes
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain
“It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.” ― Mae West
“It is not the length of life, but the depth.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” Robert A. Heinlein
“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” ― Lewis Carroll
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston S. Churchill
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” ― Mark Twain
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.” ― Mark Twain
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Marilyn Monroe
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ― Mark Twain
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” ― Terry Pratchett
“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” ― Sylvia Plath
“Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.” ― Paulo Coelho
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ― Albert Einstein
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ― Oscar Wilde
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” ― Albert Einstein
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ” ― Stephen Hawking
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” ― Stephen Hawking
“Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.” ― Isaac Newton
“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.” ― Siddhārtha Gautama
“Resist much. Obey little.” ― Walt Whitman
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”― Socrates
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”― Hunter S. Thompson
“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.” ― Groucho Marx
“I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”― Oscar Wilde
“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.” ― Neil Gaiman
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”― Oscar Wilde
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”― Oscar Wilde
“No good deed goes unpunished.”― Oscar Wilde
Everyone believes in something, I believe I'll go canoeing- Henry David Thoreau
Fix the problem not the blame - Japanese Proverb
When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. - Japanese Proverb
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. -Japanese Proverb
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese proverb
The nail that stands out will be hammered down. -Japanese proverb
If he works for you, you work for him. - Japanese proveerb
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius
After all is said and done, more is said than done. - proverb
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. - proverb
Act quickly, think slowly. - proverb
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs - proverb
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. - Aristotle
Well begun is half done - Aristotle
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. - Lewis Cass
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
We are what we celebrate - entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. -- Caskie Stinnett, "Out of the Red"
“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
You should make a point of trying every experience once -- except incest and folk-dancing. -- A. Bax, "Farewell My Youth"
 "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
A man is not complete until he is maried - then he is finished.
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” -George Gordon Byron
The way to fight a woman is with your hat - grab it and run. - John Barrymore
One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me” - John Barrymore
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.” - Henry Kissinger
The good die young - because they see it's no use living if you've got to be good” - John Barrymore
Urgency does not warrant changing methods that work for methods that do not work. - Movie Body of Lies (2008)
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once!   -Calvin Coolidge
Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less. - Ken Blanchard
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken
When you come to a fork in the road ... take it  -Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot by watching -Yogi Berra
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be  -Yogi Berra
It's deja vu all over again -Yogi Berra
It ain't over 'til it's over  -Yogi Berra
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known - Dr. Carl Sagan
Anyone can make love in a canoe, it's a Canadian who knows enough to take out the centre thwart.  - Philip Chester
Take everything as it comes; the wave passes,, deal with the next one  -Tom Thomson, 1877 - 1917
Not all those who wander are lost  - j.r.r. tolkien
"Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go Canoeing" - Henry David Thoreau
A mans gotta do, what a man's gotta do. -John Steinbeck, in Grapes of Wrath
Our lives… need the relief of where the pine flourishes and the jay still screams.  — Henry David Thoreau
Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz
“Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily.” - old Finnish saying
"May your search through Nature lead you to yourself"  -Author Unknown
You can't shake hands with a closed fist  -Indira Gandhi
When I was a kid I drew like Michaelangelo. It took me years to learn to draw like a kid. -Pablo Picasso
I do not much believe in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be -Albert Einstein
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool. -Bob Marley
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. -Bob Marley
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. -Buddha
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -Mark Twain
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. -Mark Twain
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. -Mark Twain
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. -Muhammad Ali
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. -Dr. Seuss
A friend to all is a friend to none. -Aristotle
If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
It's kind of fun to do the impossible. -Walt Disney
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. -Albert Einstein
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. -Albert Einstein
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. -Albert Einstein
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. -Albert Einstein
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -Winston Churchill
If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. -Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -Winston Churchill
Stay hungry, stay foolish. -Steve Jobs
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. -Stephen Hawking
I believe things cannot make themselves impossible. -Stephen Hawking
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. -Stephen Hawking
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -John F. Kennedy
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.- John F. Kennedy
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. -John F. Kennedy
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.- Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. -Confucius
No legacy is so rich as honesty. -William Shakespeare
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. -William Shakespeare
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. -William Shakespeare
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. -Anton Chekhov
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. -Henry David Thoreau
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. -John C. Maxwell
Don't find fault, find a remedy. -Henry Ford
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. -Peter Drucker
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. -Vince Lombardi
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. -Ronald Reagan
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. -Yogi Berra
I never said most of the things I said. -Yogi Berra
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln
My life is my message. -Mahatma Gandhi
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. -Edward Abbey
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – John Maxwell
“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” – John Maxwell
“Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy.” – John Maxwell
“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” – John Maxwell
“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John Maxwell
“Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.” – John Maxwell
"Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition." John C. Maxwell
"If you don't go within, you simply go without." Victor Frankl
"Build bridges instead of dams."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." MLK
“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” – Theodore Levitt
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything - Malcom X
People should know what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for. -Anonymous
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. -Albert Einstein
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter -Martin Luther King Jr.
Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.
We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools -Martin Luther King
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen -Harry S. Truman
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out -John Wooden
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Chruchill
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
Nothing succeeds like excess -Oscar Wilde
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done. -- Fred Allen
"Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.-- Mike Romanoff
Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair-- It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz
Woolsey-Swanson Rule: People would rather live with a problem they cannot solve rather than accept a solution they cannot understand.
Words must be weighed, not counted.
Women complain about sex more than men. Their gripes fall into two categories: (1) Not enough and (2) Too much. -- Ann Landers
Women can keep a secret just as well as men, but it takes more of them to do it.
Women are like elephants to me: I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one. -- W.C. Fields
With clothes the new are best, with friends the old are best.
With a rubber duck, one’s never alone. - Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Wilcox's Law: A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.
Wilner's Observation: All conversations with a potato should be conducted in private.
Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. -- Vince Lombardi
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Who does not trust enough will not be trusted. -- Lao Tsu
Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser
While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.
Where there's a will, there's a relative.
Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. - Sun Tzu
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
A fart is just the ghost of food you've eaten
Silence, after all, is the only way to find out what other people are saying.—Caitlin Hu
Some people know how to use a lot of words without saying much. You should strive instead to use a few words to say a lot.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin
"God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator." -Stephen Hawking
"The scientific account is complete. Theology is unnecessary." -Stephen Hawking
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colours, but they all exist very nicely in the same  box.
Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. - Chauncey Depew
If you’re not learning, you’re dying. Learning is not an event that ends.-Guy Kawasaki, early Apple Chief Evangelist
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. — Henry Miller
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. — Henry Ford
If you do enough planning before you start to work, there’s no way you can have writer’s block. — R. L. Stine
Take the high road…you’ll find out there’s not much traffic there, -Guy Kawasaki, Apple
Challenge the known and embrace the unknown - Guy Kawaski, Apple
Don’t look for problems. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Don’t be so easily offended. If not, you’re going to be angry your whole life.-Guy Kawasaki, Apple
Never interrupt an enemy making a mistake.-Napoleon
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.-Voltaire
No man steps in the same river twice. -Heraclitus
We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out. — Theodore Roosevelt
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. — Epictetus
Before setting out for a journey of revenge, dig two graves. -proverb;
There is good in everything, if only we look for it. — Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud. — Nicholas Nassim Taleb
Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is not your responsibility but it is your problem. — Cheryl Strayed
Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius
You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits. — Bhagavad Gita
Self-sufficiency is the greatest of all wealth. — Epicurus
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are. — Jose Ortega y Gasset
Better to trip with the feet than with the tongue. — Zeno
Space I can recover. Time, never. — Napoleon Bonaparte
You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out. — Warren Buffett
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. — Benjamin Franklin
The world was not big enough for Alexander the Great, but a coffin was. — Juvenal
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. — Winston Churchill
Judge not, lest you be judged. — Jesus
Time and patience are the strongest warriors. — Leo Tolstoy
No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may. — Buddha
The 3 Keys to Becoming Irresistible are humility, curiosity and empathy. - John Gorman
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. — Albert Einstein
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. — Mahatma Gandhi
You don’t have to do a lot every day, but you have to do something. -Callie Oettinger
You could be good today, but instead you choose tomorrow. -Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. - British historian Lord Acton
The most general survey shows us that the two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom. Life presents, in fact, a more or less violent oscillation between the two. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Keep your face in the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do. - Helen Keller
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. - Harriet Tubman
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Information is the resolution of uncertainty. - Claude Shannon
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. – Shannon Aldler
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. – Goethe
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Nietzsche
A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. – Peter Drucker
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied. – Dale Carnegie
People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards. – Dale Carnegie
Do anything, but let it produce joy. – Walt Whitman
Through my decades of experience as a mother, grandmother and educator, I’ve identified five fundamental values that help us all become capable, successful people. To make it easy to remember in all walks of life, I call these values “TRICK”: TRUST, RESPECT, INDEPENDENCE, COLLABORATION, AND KINDNESS - Esther Wojcicki
The answers you get depend on the questions you ask. - philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton
We have two ears and one mouth, so we can listen twice as much as we speak.” -Epictetus
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” - Aristotle
“Time stay’s long enough, for anyone who will use it.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
solvitur ambulando (“it is solved by walking”) - latin proverb
There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness ...- Dave Barry
Old RADEF Officers never die, they simply decay exponentially…
To love is to act - motto of Partners Relief & Development, providers of Syrian humanitarian aid
Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth. Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

Projects to look at some day:

Description Link
PiTextReader for Impaired Vision

Potentially useful links I need to remember somewhere...
Creating good presentations in LibreOffice with graphics
ARES IMS Training