Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. — Ambrose Bierce
The surest way to change a person’s mind is with a rock.
— Haakon Dahl... [Read More]
Quotes are from here.
My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any Point, but was overbearing & rather insolent; of which he convinc’d me by mentioning several Instances; – I determined endeavouring to cure myself …, and I added Humility to my List, giving an extensive Meaning to the Word.... [Read More]
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. :-)
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.
This is from “Skin in the Game”
What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.... [Read More]
“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]
Rem tene: verba sequentur.
Stick to the meaning: the words will follow.... [Read More]
Probus invidet nemini.
The honest man envies nobody.... [Read More]
“Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.” — Thomas Sowell
There is something extremely ironic of atheists trying to play God, isn’t there?... [Read More]
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?... [Read More]
“I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”
“It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. ” ... [Read More]
“On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy” – Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) TRON
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Time for something from Chesterton. (I have to keep Blumroch happy.)
- What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism.
- Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
- 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.
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]