Words of Wisdom : S

70% of the answer is not an answer.
Sacrifice the few to save the many (Iactura Paucorum Serva Multos)
Sacrifices must be made.
Sadness has no end, but happiness does.
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
Sage on the stage, guide on the side.
Same bed, different dreams.
Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Savor kindness because cruelty is always possible later.
Say half of what you think.
Schadenfreude-Schaden=damage; freude=joy.
"Scientia est Potentia" Knowledge is power.
Screenwriting is like writing in the sand with the wind blowing.
Second place is really the first loser.
Secure people are emotionally generous, while people who feel like failures will take their frustrations out on you.
Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
Seldom, if ever, have so many tried so hard to keep one man happy.
Self abuse with sandpaper.
Self-awareness can be crippling.
Self-destructive people often come equipped with intoxicating charisma.
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
Self-starting: the ability to light your own fire.
Sell shoes to a snake.
Selling pearls you own to someone who wants to buy them is not business. Selling pearls you don't own to someone who doesn't want to buy them is business.
Sensible solutions do not present themselves as sensible to the minds of the overwrought.
Sentimentality is the reverse side of brutality.
Sentimentality: too much feeling for too small an event.
Service after the sale is as important as the sale itself.
Service is about self-esteem, more than training.
Service is just a day-in, day-out, ongoing, never-ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate type of activity.
Service is your next sale in the making.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Set impossible standards. Expend extraordinary efforts. Achieve remarkable results.
Setting the goal is easy; the rest is plain hard work.
Shame is the social side of guilt.
Sharing does not make one a victim.
She cried and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.
She doesn't cook, she melts food.
She fascinates but does not invite affection.
She gave him sex and he gave her class.
She had a gender but no agenda.
She has friends she hasn't used yet.
She looked like Bert Lahr with long hair.
She looks good for an age she won't actually reach for a decade.
She reached out suddenly, took both my hands, and pulled me close to her. Close enough so that I could see the tears begin, the love.
She was a large woman who seemed not so much dressed as upholstered.
She's a little bald-headed girl. She won't complain; she just sustain. Bounce her, and she comes back. All she wants is more.
She's like a nun with a knife.
Shoot it up or sleep in the streets.
Shoulda, coulda and woulda won't get it done.
Shout at the wind and it will fill your mouth with sand.
Shouting a lie doesn't make it true.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Shut off your competitor's oxygen.
Si, non oscillas noli tintinnare
Silence is argument carried on by other means.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. (Johnson)
Silent gratitude isn't of very much use to anyone.
Simple things are not easy.
Simplicity, of all things, is the hardest to be copied.
Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Sister, I won't ask for forgiveness. My sins are all I have.
Skepticism is healthy and an appropriate attitude toward those who wield power. Cynicism is corrosive and self-corrupting.
Skepticism is not a sign of intelligence. It is a sin.
Sleep is for the weak -- the week after launch.
Sleep like a baby every night-that is-sleep for an hour-wake up-cry all night.
Slick as a button on a backhouse door.
Slights unseen.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison.
Sloppiness steals from the bottom line.
Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.
Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hittin'.
Small wins can improve the odds of bigger successes later on. (Focus on milestones).
Smart people spend hours learning to use new technology. Smarter people find ways to weasel out of it.
So brilliant yet so corrupt that, like a rotten mackerel by moonlight, he both shines and stinks.
So long as you are praised, think only that you are not yet on your own path, but on that of another.
So much information, so little accountability.
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.
So take it from me, you'll learn more from your accidents, than anything that you could ever learn in school.
So that men may see, I throw dust in their eyes.
So that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.
So we bear on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
So what are we waiting for?
So wherever he lands, he's at home.
So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
  There's always Pooh and Me.
  "What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
  "If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said:
  "True..."
Software is the resting place of afterthoughts.
Solitude is enriching.
Solitude is the place where we find our better selves.
Solutions. Not problems.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.
Some day my ship will come in, but with my luck, I'll be at the airport.
Some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Some experience doesn't toughen you, it wears you out.
Some leaders are born women.
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?"
Some of the worst mistakes in my life have been haircuts.
Some of our defenses are more primitive than others.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing: the result.
Some part of the journey is going to be uphill.
Some people are alive today only because it's against the law to kill them.
Some people are born to be customers.
Some people do not become thinkers because their memories are too good.
Some people have five years of experience, and some have one year's experience five times.
Some people lay track and some people drive the train.
Some people pay so much attention to their reputation that they lose their character.
Some people should be required to wear warning signs.
Some people's dreams are too big for them.
Some people think only intellect counts; knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Some problems never get solved. They just get older.
Some terrible things are done in the name of love.
Some things can only be said in fiction, but that doesn't mean they aren't true.
Some things are true no matter how and when you're told.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Somebody put it there. When you see a turtle on a fencepost, it didn't get there by itself.
Someday all of this will have as much validity, no more and no less, as speculation as to the masculinity or femininity of the sun.
Someday computer power will be synonymous with wealth itself.
Somehow pain and regret seem to be the only things that can trigger my feelings, and songs are the only way to say what I feel-but once your feelings become a song, they don't belong to you anymore. They belong to all the people who identify with them.
Someone is always pretending whenever the lights go down.
Someone who doesn't know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing.
Someone who learned to shave on someone else's beard.
Something not worth arguing about is not worth digging.
Sometimes a dream postponed is a dream lost.
Sometimes a leap of faith can make a big splash.
Sometimes a little smile can make my day, but usually it takes money or chocolate.
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
Sometimes he keeps things moving by not doing anything.
Sometimes I feel like my whole life's been a mistake.
Sometimes I like to just go home at night and let someone else vomit.
Sometimes it is more important to discover what you cannot do, than what you can do.
Sometimes one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow the skunks to choose the weapons.
Sometimes success is a dream that keeps you from realizing what's important. I was living that dream, but now I'm awake.
Sometimes the best way to lead . . . is to find a parade and get in front.
Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
Sometimes the measure of feelings is not how you feel in someone's presence, but how acutely you miss the person when they're gone.
Sometimes the most creative aspect of an idea is not how much it's different, but how much it's the same.
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
Sometimes things seem to happen of their own accord.
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
Sometimes you sleep through someone else's dream.
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.
Somewhere in a burst of glory, sound becomes a song.
Song shows us a world that is worthy of our yearning, it shows us our selves as they might be, if we were worthy of the world.
Sooner or later a fox runs through all its tricks and that's when the dogs take over.
Sooner is better. Right now is best.
Sorry is a full time job.
Sound that is liquid horror.
Sophistication is a feeble substitute for decadence.
"Speaking one's mind" usually turns out to be a way of aggrandizing the speaker at the expense of the helpless listener."
Speed is God and time is the devil.
Speed is useful only if you're running in the right direction.
Spin control is like changing the tires on a moving car.
Stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty.
Standards of living rise not because people work harder but because they work smarter.
Start-ups run out of money, but big companies don't. So, they tend to keep mediocre projects going for too long.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Stay away from pity parties.
Stay loose enough from the flow to observe, calibrate and refine.
Staying out of the quicksand is much better than getting a good deal on a towing contract.
Staying together is then no longer a choice but a duty.
Steel loses much of its value when it loses its temper.
Stop it some more.
Stories are the lies we like.
Straight but not narrow.
Strategy is not a long action plan-it's the evolution of a central idea through continually changing circumstances.
Stress is an orthogonal dimension.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Striving for excellence is stimulating and rewarding; striving for perfection-in practically anything-is both neurotic and futile.
Strong emotional attachment stems from basic insecurity.
Stupid is forever.
Stupid people shouldn't breed.
Stupidity-with-confidence.
Substituting rules for judgment starts a self-defeating cycle, since judgment can only be developed by using it. You end up with an army of people who live by rote rather than reason, and whose reason cannot be depended on.
Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace; divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus, he is master of his enemy's fate.
Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable.
Success happens when opportunity meets preparation.
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
Success in reform movements is won when an energetic minority presents an indifferent majority with a fait accompli which is then accepted.
Success is a child of audacity.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Success is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.
Success is best when it's shared.
Success is enriched when achieved through cooperation but only diluted when it comes at the expense of others.
Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than of genius.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Success is not about starting, it's about finishing.
Success is on the far side of failure.
Success is what happens while you are trying very hard to be as good as you think everyone else is.
Success isn't about the boldness of the gamble. It's about knowing what's bold about the boldness, knowing how to keep the risk from coming back to bite you, and about knowing what your company will get from taking such a big risk.
Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
Success knows no shortcuts.
Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Successes combine reasonable talent with the ability to keep going in the face of defeat.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright. (Robert Frost)
Such good grace in so bad a mood.
Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
Sure things insure small margins.
Surrender gracefully the things of youth.
Surrounding yourself with dwarfs doesn't make you a giant.
Survival is based on observing and understanding others, not revealing yourself.
Swans don't swim in the sewer.
Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves.
Sympathy is like junk food. It has no real nourishment. The emptiness comes back very quickly. And nothing gets accomplished in the meantime. There is never, really, any release from the consequences of adversity until you decide to do something about them.
Sympathy is not a synonym of empathy: Empathy means understanding; sympathy means agreeing or embracing.
Systems, not smiles. (Carl Sewell)

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