Quotes August 2011

Quotes August 2011

 “There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.” – Bruce Lee

“We are at a time when you need to double the resolve, and double the vigor of ordinary times. Lead by example. Be the first to put yourself in danger. And with the troops that you have, I expect you to defeat double of theirs.” – Napoleon

“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Innovation has to be weird, it has to be counter-intuitive, it has to be upsetting. If it’s not upsetting, it’s incremental, almost literally by definition.” – Astro Teller

“Laughter, and a lot of it, is the right response to the things which drive us to tears!” – Seneca

“To know how many are jealous of you, count your admirers.” – Seneca

“The problem with over-valuing practice: under-valuing theory. This is why reading about anything is a worthy venture: it provides a framework and context where practice thrives. Practice by itself takes too long, and has no direction.” – Carlos Miceli

“Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won’t mistake for the real thing.” – Poe’s Law

“If I’m ignorant about a phenomenon, that is a fact about my state of mind, not a fact about the phenomenon itself; a blank map does not correspond to a blank territory.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

“Giving kids responsibility demands less teaching, not more.” – John Taylor Gatto

“The fastest way to increase your productivity is to lower your standards.” – David Allen

“I have had all the disadvantages required for success.” – Larry Ellison

“When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Martha Stewart

“In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” – Peter principle

“When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.” – Dr. Adrian Pierce Rogers

“There are good ideas, and then there are good ideas that make it easier to have other good ideas.” – Steven Johnson

“Be the user, but not the slave, of the gifts of Fortune.” – Seneca

“If we are to live lives that move us to maturity, we must not lose our inquisitiveness. We must remain in control of our mental faculties, and we must understand the dynamics of learning: that proportionate challenge is stimulating.” – Charles Hayes

“This is a good plan for life in general. If you have two choices, choose the harder. If you’re trying to decide whether to go out running or sit home and watch TV, go running. Probably the reason this trick works so well is that when you have two choices and one is harder, the only reason you’re even considering the other is laziness. You know in the back of your mind what’s the right thing to do.” – Paul Graham

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