Never two of anything!
- Foodie's rule on ordering as a way of trying the maximum number
Mientras más invitados, más alegre la fiesta.
(The more people are invited, the party is more festive.)
The more the merrier.
- Proverb, Bartleby's
New dictionary of cultural literacy
If everybody's thinking the same thing, then nobody's thinking.
- George Patton
Though scientists have named 1.7 million species, at least
3.3 million others are still out there, as yet unidentified.
- Elin Kelsey, Strange New Species: Astonishing Discoveries
of Life on Planet Earth
Efforts undertaken in the mode of 'Top Down/Command and Control'
may have immediate impact, even immediate positive impact (people
stop shooting each other), but the longer term effect is not
as promising. The reason is a simple. The mode of operation
is the very antithesis of Peace. The system addressed (company,
county, country, region) is usually not appreciated in its full,
complex diversity. Chaos, confusion and conflict are eliminated
if possible, rather than honored for the gifts they give, and
then invited to integrate into the larger fabric. And most destructive,
and therefore least effective, is the presumption that those
who undertake the project actually know what they are doing,
and therefore feel at liberty to impose their authority, their
design, their control.
- Harrison Owen, Many
Roads to Peace