What counts cant be counted author unknown

[W]hat counts can’t be counted.  ~Author unknown, c.1956 quoted in Political science in the United States of America: a trend report, UNESCO, see also "[N]ot everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" by William Bruce Cameron, 1963, commonly attributed to Albert Einstein as "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/26/everything-counts-einstein (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)

Experience taught me a few things one

Experience taught me a few things.  One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper.  The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know.  And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.  ~Donald Trump

I do not know what may appear

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.  ~Isaac Newton, quoted in Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, 1973QSCI

No matter how big and tough a

No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step towards solution.  Do something.  Then try again.  At the worst, so long as you don’t do it the same way twice, you will eventually use up all the wrong ways of doing it and thus the next try will be the right one.  ~George F. Nordenhold

Thou art to me a delicious torment

DEAR FRIEND: If I was sure of thee, sure of thy capacity, sure to match my mood with thine, I should never think again of trifles in relation to thy comings and goings.  I am not very wise: my moods are quite attainable: and I respect thy genius: it is to me as yet unfathomed; yet dare I not presume in thee a perfect intelligence of me, and so [T]hou art to me a delicious torment.  Thine ever, or never.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Friendship"

There i am in my younger days

There I am in my younger days, stargazing,
painting picture perfect maps
of how my life and love would be
not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection,
my compass faith in love’s perfection
I missed a million miles of road I should have seen.
~Indigo Girls