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An average English word is four letters and a half. By hard, honest labor I've dug all the large words out of my vocabulary and shaved it down till the average is three and a half. . . . I never write "metropolis" for seven cents, because I can get the same money for "city." I never write "policeman," because I can get the same price for "cop." . . . I never write "valetudinarian" at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the ...
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Mark Twain

As scientists are thrust forward into positions of power and influence in natural resource management, it is well that they be humble. For of all people, scientists should be acutely aware that we know so little and that there is no final truth. Scientists are not accustomed to power and are likely to use power poorly. If we are not careful, we may be like the Wizard of Oz that Dorothy discovered behind the curtain manipulating an impressive show...
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Jack Ward Thomas Jack Ward Thomas was the thirteenth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, serving during the Clinton administration years of 1993-1996.

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

“There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact”

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important”

“Then must you strive to be worthy of her love. Be brave and pure, fearless to the strong and humble to the weak; and so, whether this love prosper or no, you will have fitted yourself to be hon...
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Arthur Conan Doyle


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