Short, Sweet or Both

Most people confuse complexity with profundity and opaque prose with deep meaning. But the greatest ideas have been expressed clearly (Leo Rosten)

If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else (Yogi Berra)

If you think education's expensive, try ignorance (Derek Bok)

Life is chaos not because there are no laws, but because there are innumerable laws and they are constantly in haphazard collision (Stephen Vicinczey)

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place (Zen, anon)

Thinking is harder work than hard work (Leo Rosten)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed (Albert Einstein)

Trust in God but tie your camel (Sufism, anon)

There is more to life than increasing its speed (Mahatma Ghandi)

It gets late early round here (Yogi Berra)

You can never do merely one thing (Garret Hardin)

Growth leads to complexity, complexity to decay (C. Northcote Parkinson)

Don't ask a barber if you need a haircut (Daniel S Greenberg)

A question about the sky, an answer about a rope (Sufism, anon)

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler (Albert Einstein)

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him (Henry David Thoreau)

Work is love made visible (Kahlil Gibran)

Irreverence is the champion of freedom, and its only sure defence (Mark Twain)

He who would put security before liberty deserves neither (Benjamin Franklin)

A leader is a dealer in hope (Napoleon Bonaparte)

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult (Friedrich Nietzsche)

If it works it's obselete (Marshall McLuhan)

What you cannot enforce do not command (Sophocles)

The best way out is always through (Robert Frost)

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds (Albert Einstein)

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure... which is: Try to please everybody (Herbert Bayard Swope)

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value (Albert Einstein)

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it (J. Petit Senn)

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second (Logan Pearsall Smith)

Great skill looks like the lack of it (Anon)

One of the more, um, entertaining aspects of riding [a motorbike] is the astonishing effortlessness under good conditions, the utter impossibility when conditions exceed your skill envelope, and the abruptness of the transition (Bob Prohaska)

When anyone but you reads this it begins to be lost (Anon)

The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed (William Gibson)