Tully Charles Garner

Tully’s father thought the vice presidency wasn’t worth a bucket of warm spit. (Actually he thought it wasn’t worth a bucket of another liquid.) If Tully was alive today he might be worth at least $50,000 a month. I don’t want to be too hard on John Nance Garner, his father, because one needs to take into account inflation. :-)

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Gerd Gigerenzer Quote

”If reason conflicts with a strong emotion, don’t try to argue. Enlist a conflicting and stronger emotion.” Gerd Gigerenzer from “Risk Savvy”

People often think facts matter. They do but decisions are made more from emotions than facts and we need to know this and act accordingly.

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Steve Jobs Quote

“Creativity is just connecting things,” Apple cofounder Steve Jobs said in 1996. “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.”

From “Smarter Better Faster” by Charles Duhigg.... [Read More]

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TOTD 2018-10-13: Quotes

Time for something from Chesterton. (I have to keep Blumroch happy.)

  1. What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism.
  2. Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
  3. The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right.

UPDATE: There was originally only the first quote but then I founds some more.

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TOTD 2018-9-22: Mom Quote

My mom has often said, “Hurting people hurt. Healed people heal.” This explains a lot of life to me. Some people find themselves in a hole and want to drag others down. While others used that hole to build a foundation to raise people up. The simple trite saying is “You either get better or bitter.”

I hope this quote will not be used to put people down as much as to understand them. People lashing out often are transferring their anger to you. Actually what you have done maybe was really not that important. You were just there. ... [Read More]

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