Quotations by Norman Ralph Augustine

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Born: Saturday, July 27, 1935
Profession: Author
Nationality: American


A billion saved is a billion earned.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Business, Artist)

All too many consultants, when asked, 'What is 2 and 2?' respond, 'What do you have in mind?'
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Mind)

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Books, Will)

Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Time)

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: People)

By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Government, Time, states, United, Will, Workers)

By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Time, Work, People, Answers, Questions)

Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Business)

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Fear, Fools)

Hardware works best when it matters the least.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Hardware)

If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Management, Chance, Disaster)

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Selling, Advice, Buying, Experts)

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Earth, Managers)

If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

It costs a lot to build bad products.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Projects)

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Motivation, Talent, Will)

One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Existence, Problems)

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Computer)

One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: People, Lawyers)

People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Money, People, Possibility, May)

Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Hardware, Rank)

Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Infinite, Testing)

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Law, Nothing, Software)

The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Money)

The early bird gets the worm.The early worm... gets eaten.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The more one produces, the less one gets.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The optimum committee has no members.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Committee)

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Order)

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, states, United)

There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Earth, Water)







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