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Pearls of wisdom?
There is no such thing as a free lunch.

It is better to be loved than to be right. Generally. But not when it comes to picking stocks.

Read the manual.

There is no substitute for preparation.

There is nothing wrong with trying to be correct, even politically.

Technical problems demand technical solutions.

The truth is neither liberal nor conservative.

It is better to be smart than lucky; you can rely on smart.
Except when gambling, when lucky is better than smart. But smart people don't gamble very much.

When someone says "honestly" more than three times in ten minutes, be sceptical.

Nothing improves a person's appearance more than a smile.

Money is information; no more, no less.

When someone mentions "family values," ask: Whose family? Whose values?

Politicians often "take full responsibility," but how many have offered to take a pay cut or have resigned after saying that?

News media aren't supposed to be "balanced." They are supposed to be inquisitive, scrupulous, and truthful.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

The Moral Majority isn't. Neither is the Silent Majority.

Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

Recipe for success: Try something and see if it works. If it works, do it some more. If it doesn't, stop doing it. Repeat until done.

Reality is not a popularity contest.
(Correlary: Nielson ratings do not validate TV news.)

To be happy, do not acquire more; rather, desire less.

There is no human ability that does not improve with practice.

Faith is wonderful, but is never a satisfactory substitute for logical thought.

Time is the only truly non-renewable resource.

When in doubt, vote for the smart guy.

For cryin' out loud, just give the damn rabbit some Trix and be done with it.

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

If you don't have time to do it right, you'd better have time to do it over.

Do the hard parts first.

Consistency is not all it's cracked up to be.

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