This is the sixth of 10 surveys I intend to conduct to determine which are the "best" quotes, sayings and words of wisdom for intelligence analysts.
If you want more detail on why I am doing this, see the previous post.
Voting on the first five lists is still open:
The current frontrunners from the fifth list include (with the percentage representing the percent of respondents who said move it up the list):
"90% of everything you need is public." -- Numerous (52%)
"There is nothing more necessary than good intelligence to frustrate a designing enemy and nothing requires greater pains to obtain." -- George Washington (74%)
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is." -- Yogi Berra (52%)
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle (70%)
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." -- Sherlock Holmes (77%)
"Correlation is not causation." -- Anonymous (72%)
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." -- Sun Tzu (74%)
All other entries are currently below 50%.