Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Words of Wisdom - D

Damaged goods is all I see.  Hardened faces look back at me.  Where are all the innocents-unscarred by the battle.

Damned in the midst of paradise

Dare to dream out loud.

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Darwinian chance rather than providential design determines what happens.

Das Rheingold:   Beware! / For when you men / serve my might / the dwarf will take his pleasure / with your pretty women / who scorn his wooing / though love does not smile upon him.

Data are not facts.
Facts are not information.
Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not truth.
Truth is not wisdom.

Data beats opinion.

Data-driven design narrows your attention to incremental improvements rather than quantum leaps. It makes you think you’re approaching an apex when there may be huge additional opportunities which lay beyond that point.

Deal with it

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Death is afraid of him because he has the heart of a lion.

Decadence is deliberate cruelty.

Decency is a relative thing.

Deception is invariably practiced on the self before others.

Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.

Decisions are a lot easier to make when you know what your values are.

Deep down, he’s very shallow.

Deep pockets don’t sue shallow ones.

Deeper analysis does not always lead to keener judgments.

Defeat is worse than death because you have to live with defeat.

Defects that are invisible to the knowledgeable may be obvious to the newcomer.

Deformed by fantasy-mutilated by reality.

Deja new

Delay only compounds mistakes.

Delight turns very quickly to expectations.

Democracy in meetings is not a value in itself.

Democracy is like blowing your nose.  You may not do it well, but you ought to do it yourself.

Democracies don’t make great products. You need a competent tyrant.

Demographics moving to psychographics.

Denial is an ineffective strategy.

Depression doesn't necessarily kill a person's sense of humor.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

Description is more valuable than metaphor.

Deserve’s got nothing to do with it

Design for the biggest impact.

Design isn’t about how things look; it’s about how well they work.

Design is hope made visible.

Design is not veneer, it is the fundamental soul of a creation.

Design is the ability to create something that has significance as well as usefulness.

Desolation is not the same thing as emptiness, because unlike emptiness, it can fill a space.

Despair gains its cachet by its uselessness.

Desperation, not vision.

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.  Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for, it’s a thing to be achieved.

Destiny, quite often, is a determined parent.

Detail is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself.   (Henry Miller)

Die fast and quiet when they interrogate you or live so long that they are ashamed to hurt you anymore.

Difference between a mishap and a tragedy.  If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a mishap.  If anyone pulled him out, it would be a tragedy. (Disraeli)

Difference between cheese and chalk.

Different isn't always better, but better is always different.

Difficulties exist to be surmounted.

Dig your well before you're thirsty.

Digital changes everything, but human nature never changes.

Digital is like hydrochloric acid, it burns through everything.

Digital natives vs digital immigrants

Dijon vu – the same mustard as before.

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Direct marketing is measured; brand marketing rarely is.

Direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for youth.

Directors are like boxers. They need to know when to hang up the gloves.

Disasters do not simply occur; they evolve.

Discipline:       1. Do what has to be done
                        2. When it has to be done
                        3. As well as it can be done
                        4. Do it that way all the time

Discipline is a convenient way of avoiding an adjustment to rapidly changing

Discipline is always worthwhile.

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. (A. Lincoln)

Discipline is just the job of choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Discipline yourself.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Discoveries are happy accidents.

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.

Disorganization is a kind of anesthesia.

Distance is dead.

Distance would lend enchantment to the view.
Distress is soil for growing businesses.
Distributed problems require distributed solutions.

Dive into the abyss head first

Diversification neglects comparative advantage. Specialization is the best way to lower risk.

Do a few of the right things well.

Do a few things very well.

Do a limited number of things very well—not a mile wide and an inch deep.

Do I have to give up me to be loved by you?

Do it, fix it, learn.

Do it or not. There is no try. (Yoda)

Do it right the first time-do it very right the second time.

Do just once what others say you can't, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.

Do less better.

Do not become an archivist of facts.  Try to penetrate to the secret of their occurrence,  persistently search for the laws which govern them.

Do not become the slave of your model.

Do not expect justice where might is right.

Do not feel certain of anything.

Do not forget an old act of kindness because of a recent dispute.

Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day/Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Do not insult the mother alligator until you have crossed the river.

Do not keep away from the measure which has no limit, or from the task which has no end.

Do not let your fire go out, sparked by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.  Do not let the hero in your soul perish, and lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.  Check your road and the nature of your battle.  The world you desired can be won.  It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.  (Ann Rand)

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

Do not seek to follow in the foot steps of the masters; seek what they sought.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Do not understand me too quickly.

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right”.  Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Do not wait for the last judgment.  It takes place every day.

Do not wish evil for your enemy, plan it.

Do one thing every day that scares you. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Do something unscalably laborious.

Do what’s easy and life is hard. Do what’s hard and life is easy.

Do what matters to you and someone else.

Do what you can.

Do what you can with what you have where you are. (Teddy R)

Do you believe in all this success?  It's like wine.  You don't believe in wine.  You drink

Do you love life?  Then do not squander time.  For time is the stuff life is made of.

Do you think you can fart your way out of it?

Do your duty and leave the outcome to the gods.
Does anyone have any questions for my answers?

Does it better always beats did it first.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Dogs don’t bark at parked cars.

Dogs move through our culture as a kind of unresolved issue.

Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark; you know what you're doing, but no one else does.

Doing the right things instead of doing things right.

Doing things is not the same as getting things done.

Doing well is not enough if you can do better.

Dollar bills are not the same as brain cells.

Done is better than perfect

Don’t allow yourself to be defined by others’ limitations.

Don't argue with the truth.

Don't ask questions of fairy tales.

Don’t ask me what I want to be when I grow up – Ask me how the world can be different and better and what I can do to make that happen.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. 

Don't avoid voiding.

Don’t be afraid of “No”, be excited for “Yes”.

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.

Don't be afraid to make mistakes.  If you take a fall, it's because you're learning, and that's better than playing it safe.  The name of the game is not to be right all the time.  The name of the game is to win.  There's a big difference.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led (drawn) by your dreams.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts.

Don’t blame content.  If you put a monkey in a car, it’s not the car’s fault.

Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

Don't confuse bad management with destiny.

Don’t confuse frequency with loyalty. You may have no choice but to use something.

Don’t confuse the headlines with the trend lines.

Don’t confuse your oath with your income.

Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

Don't deprive yourself of the joy of giving.

Don’t develop anything that you don’t want to make, and don’t make anything that you can’t sell.

Don’t eat yellow snow.

Don't embarrass the bread.

Don't ever confuse good manners with agreement.

Don’t ever darken my toilet paper again.

Don’t ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.

Don’t ever take down a fence until you know why it was put up.

Don’t expect empathy from losers.

Don't expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example.

Don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself.

Don’t fall in love with your model and forget your mission.

Don’t fake it until you make it. Fake it til you become it.

Don’t feed the troll in blog space.

Don't find fault.  Find a remedy.

Don't find fault.  Find a solution.

Don’t force the gates.
Don’t get comfortable.

Don’t get in front of a ball rolling down a hill.

Don’t get out of the Trojan Horse before you’re inside the castle.

Don’t guess, ask.

Don't hold the penny so close to your eye that you can't see the dollar behind it.

Don't invest too much in a charismatic leader.

Don’t judge people by their relatives.

Don’t just think it; ink it.

Don’t launch it and leave it.

Don't learn the tricks of the trade.  Learn the trade.

Don’t leave it to others.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

Don’t live with your mistakes.

Don’t look backward unless that’s the direction you’re headed.

Don’t look down, don’t look back.

Don’t look to me for the answers.  All I want you to use me for is approval.

Don’t look to sell, look to engage

Don’t major in the minors.

Don’t make ads. Make news.

Don’t make the menu longer, make it better instead

Don't mistake activity for achievement.

Don't mistake bad ideas for bad intentions.

Don’t pay attention to the critics—don’t even ignore them.

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.
Don’t play the rooster in front of the wrong house.
Don’t punish the wrong people.

Don’t put a period when God put a comma.

Don't say yes until I finish talking.

Don’t spend your time on things you can’t change. Spend it thinking about what you can.

Don’t start the fight, finish it.

Don’t stop believing.

Don’t tell me the good news—it takes care of itself—tell me the bad news.

Don’t think for a minute that power concedes.

Don't think of me as a monopoly; think of me as a company that enjoys 100%
customer loyalty.

Don't think of me as your boss, but as a friend who's always right.

Don't threaten a child: either punish him or forgive him.

Don't throw away time on useless resentment or try to see who can hold out longest in stubbornness.

Don’t try to bend a stubborn heart.
Don’t try to buy low.  That’s like trying to catch a knife.

Don’t try to close too fast.

Don’t try to do something cheaply that shouldn’t be done at all.

Don't try to get to heaven in one night.

Don't try to make the right decisions; make the decisions right.

Don’t try to run someone else’s race.

Don't try to sell the skin of the bear until you have already gone out and killed it.

Don’t try to suck up or even be nice to your intellectual inferiors.  They’ll only hate you more for it.

Don't use a plan as a major input to the decision-making process.  Use it mainly to recognize change as it takes place.

Don’t view your career as a linear progression.

Don’t want to be with the “cool” people – want to be with your people.

Don't waste money, don't make bad karma, if life give you lemon tree, then piss on it every day and take shower!

Don’t waste time trying to fix things that won’t make a difference in the long run.

Don’t waste your energy on the ugly.  Save it for the beautiful.

Don't watch the underclass.  It's more likely that the warlords will kill you.

Don't worry, the next generation will understand you.  The real challenge is to try to convince your peers.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Doubt of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
DOXA – Things that people take for granted but which don’t necessarily have to be that way

Drama often obscures the real issues.

Dramatic change often comes as a response to imminent collapse.

Dreams are necessary to life.

Dreamer -> Doer

Dreamers never lie.

Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Dreams with deadlines.

Dress like a bourgeois; think like a revolutionary.

Drinking water from a fire hose.

Drinking your own bath water.

Drive fast.  You’re harder to hit.

Dry shit don’t smell until you kick it.

Dumb as a sack of hammers.

Dumb enough to start, smart enough to finish

Dunbar Number: Maximum Number of Strong Relationships One Person Can Have (150 approx)

DWIM: Do What I Mean.

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