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“What you need to remember, with these guys, is that they don't know they're con men. They're wildly overconfident. Omnipotence, omniscience--that's part of the mythology that surrounds the Special Forces....Your guy can walk in the door and promise training in something he personally doesn't know how to do, and not even realize he's bullshitting about his own capabilities. It's a special kind of gullibility....” 
― William Gibson

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"The Greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but, that it is too low and we reach it."........ Michelangelo

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Self-esteem is reliance on one's power to think. It cannot be replaced by one's power to deceive. The self-confidence of a scientist and the self-confidence of a con man are not interchangeable states, and do not come from the same psychological universe. The success of a man who deals with reality augments his self-confidence. The success of a con man augments his panic.
Ayn Rand

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"Like a stage magician, the con artist misdirects suspicion. While everyone’s watching for him to pull a rabbit out of a hat, he’s actually sawing a girl in half. You think he’s doing one trick when he’s actually doing another. You think that I’m dying, but I’m laughing at you."
Holly Black

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"The most important thing for any con artist is never to think like a mark. Marks think they can get something for nothing. Marks think they can get what they don’t deserve and could never deserve. Marks are stupid and pathetic and sad. Marks think they’re going to go home one night and have the girl they’ve loved since they were a kid suddenly love them back. Marks forget that whenever something’s too good to be true, that’s because it’s a con."
Holly Black

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Dilbert's Words of Wisdom

 

 

1. I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

 

2. I love deadlines. I especially love the swooshing sound they make as they go flying by.

 

3. Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?

 

4. Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

 

5. Accept that somedays you're the pigeon, and somedays you're the statue.

 

6. Needing somebody is like needing a parachute. If they aren't there the first time you need them, chances are you won't be needing them again.

 

7. I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.

 

8. My reality check bounced.

 

9. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

 

10. I don't suffer from stress - I'm a carrier...

 

11. Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

 

12. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

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1. Superstition is lack of self confidence

2. Don't force it - finesse it

3. You don't win a race at the track - you win it in the garage

4. Good advice comes from listening to the guy that has woke up more mornings than you

~MRHP

 

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