Favourite Quotes

This user admires Abraham Lincoln.
This user admires Teddy Roosevelt.
This user admires Gen. Colin Powell.

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path... It sees no distinction in adding story to story... It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it..." – Abraham Lincoln, from the Lyceum Address, January 27, 1838

"I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference." – Abraham Lincoln

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." – Theodore Roosevelt, speech at the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10, 1899

"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss ... The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." – Theodore Roosevelt, speech at Binghamton, New York, October 24, 1910

"Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it." – Colin Powell, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, 2002

Userboxes (AKA Wiki bumper stickers)

Language and Wiki Userboxes
USThis user uses American English.
Editing Wikipedia is something this user does as a hobby.
no adsThis user is against commercials in Wikipedia.
{{Wiki}}This user can write in the MediaWiki language.
This user prefers using userboxes to fill up their user page instead of actually writing something useful.
This user is greater than the sum of his or her userboxes.

This user runs OS X.
This user has a website, which can be found .
This user is a DeviantArt deviant as .
This user maintains a Facebook profile.
This user contributes using a Macintosh computer.
This user is an Apple zealot.
AThis user is an adult.
UCIThis user is an alumnus of the
University of California, Irvine
This user is a libertarian.
This user lives in or hails from Chicago.
This user is a military helicopter pilot with combat experience.

fireflyThis user thinks Firefly is the greatest television series ever made.
This user listens to NPR.
This user has an iPod.
This user enjoys jazz music.
This user enjoys classical music.
This user is a Monty Python fan.
This user needs two more kills to qualify for Double-0 status.
This user activates the Stargate to explore other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy.
This user enjoys the works of
Mark Twain.
This user is a friend of Don Quixote.
Avast there! - this user is a fan of the Hornblower novels.
This user likes Sherlock Holmes
This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.
This user enjoys the works of
Rudyard Kipling.
This user took it on the lam weirdly inside a cloud. Catch-22
This user is a fan of
The Lord of the Rings.
This user has
The Right Stuff.
This user is a book collector.
CHCThis user is a fan of the
Chicago Cubs
CHIThis user is a fan of the
Chicago Blackhawks
This user plays lacrosse.
This user loves
Warbirds from World War I
This user enjoys sailing for sport.
This user is a fencer.
This user plays Diplomacy.
This user enjoys wargaming
This user is interested in the Victorian period.
This user tracks their money on Where's George?
This user is interested in the MILITARY HISTORY of the 19th CENTURY