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This provides a consolidated list of quotes used throughout InfoBank. Big Quotes

CMG InfoBank
"A wise man will not go out of his way for information" -- Thoreau
[So we'll make it easy for you...]
CMG InfoBank
"I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." -- Edward Everett Hale
CMG InfoBank General Disclaimer
"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything" -- Edward J. Phelps
CMG InfoBank --FAQs
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." -- Vincent van Gogh
CMG InfoBank Programs
"There are two rules for ultimate success in life.
1.Never tell everything you know."
-- anonymous
CMG InfoBank Programs
"The little things are infinitely important" -- Arthur Conan Doyle
CMG Field Plans
"And remember...that many places you would like to see are just off the map and many things you want to know are just out of sight or a little beyond your reach. But someday you'll reach them all, for what you learn today... will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow." -- Norton Juster
CMG Field Data arranged by Project
"It is not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?" -- Thoreau
CMG Field Data arranged by Year-Month
"Every day matters." -- Anonymous
CMG Field Data arranged by Platform
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd
CMG Field Data arranged by Region
"Knowledge of the world is only to be acquired out in the world, and cannot be attained in a closet." -- Lord Chesterfield
CMG Field Data arranged by Scientist
"Each person's work is always a portait of himself." -- Samuel Butler
CMG Field Data arranged by Equipment
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." -- Thomas Alva Edison
CMG Analog Field Data arranged by Region
" One day, there will be no borders, No boundaries, no flags and no countries, And the only passport will be the Heart." -- Tamara Robinson
CMG Research Libraries and Archive Labs
"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way." -- Franklin P. Adams
CMG Analog Materials by Item Number
Life is full of choices. Make one.
CMG Research Libraries
"...let us save what remains; not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1791
CMG Lab Locations
"We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed." -- Mother Teresa
CMG InfoBank Format Definitions
A place for everything and everything in its place.
CMG InfoBank Data Dictionary
"We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted." -- H. R. Haldeman
CMG InfoBank Metadata Dictionary
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts." -- Herbert Spencer
CMG InfoBank Scattered/Swath Format Definition
"As long as I'm faced in the right direction, it does not matter the size of my steps." -- Erica Lawrence
CMG InfoBank Gridded/Image Format Definition
"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." -- Ansel Adams
CMG InfoBank Vector/Polygon Format Definition
"Run straight ahead, and if anything gets in your way...turn!" -- Brock Hetherington
CMG InfoBank ARC Coverage Format Definition
"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."
CMG InfoBank Information Browsing Definitions
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -- Rich Cook
CMG InfoBank Activity ID Definition
"We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released." -- Jean Houston
CMG InfoBank Activity Overview Definition
"A rising tide lifts all boats." -- John F. Kennedy
CMG InfoBank Material Definition
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." -- Winnie-the-Pooh
CMG InfoBank "Bathymetry" Definition
Before you can walk on water, you've got to know where the rocks are.
CMG InfoBank Cameras Definition
"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own." -- Susan Sontag
CMG InfoBank "Crew" Definition
"Art is I; science is we." -- Claude Bernard
CMG InfoBank Digital Data Definition
"Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all." -- Charles Babbage
CMG InfoBank Formal Metadata Definition
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts." -- Herbert Spencer
CMG InfoBank Gravity Definition
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming." -- Wernher Von Braun
CMG InfoBank Gravity Definition
"A little less levity here please." -- Bruce Sherwood
CMG InfoBank "Lines" Definition
"Every path serves a purpose." -- Gene Oliver
CMG InfoBank Magnetics Definition
"Don't under-estimate the power of the Force."
CMG InfoBank Metadata Definition
"What you can't get out of...get into wholeheartedly." -- Mignon McLaughlin
CMG InfoBank Metering Equipment Definition
"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." -- Marilyn vos Savant
CMG InfoBank "Navigation" Definition
"We will be known by the tracks we leave behind." -- Dakota proverb
CMG InfoBank "Port Stops" Definition
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd
CMG InfoBank Samples Definition
"Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it will be a fish." -- Ovid
CMG InfoBank Seismic Definition
"Don't find fault, find a remedy." -- Henry Ford
CMG InfoBank Stations Definition
"If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." -- Henry Miller.
CMG InfoBank "Time" Definition
"There's a time for all things." -- Shakespeare
Jargon
"The fundamental particle of confusion is the jargon. If a jargon and an anti-jargon collide, they annihilate each other, with the emission of a pair of high-energy grammmar rays. -- author unknown"
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