Monday, August 31, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Patrick Collison

You could try to pound your head against the wall and think of original ideas or you can cheat by reading them in books. 
-- Patrick Collison

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Julius Caesar

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.  
-- Julius Caesar

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Quote of the Day -- John Cage

One day when I was studying with Schoenberg, he pointed out the eraser on his pencil and said, 'This end is more important than the other.'  
-- John Cage

Friday, August 28, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Dwight Eisenhower

A people that values its privileges above its principles [will] soon lose both. 
-- Dwight Eisenhower

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Quote of the Day -- William Morris

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
-- William Morris

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Anthony de Mello

People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change. 
-- Anthony de Mello

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. 
― Oscar Wilde

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Stephen Covey

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. 
-- Stephen Covey

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Wade Davis

Fluidity of memory and a capacity to forget is perhaps the most haunting trait of our species. As history confirms, it allows us to come to terms with any degree of social, moral, or environmental degradation. 
-- Wade Davis

Friday, August 21, 2020

Quote of the Day -- E.O. Wilson

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. 
 – E.O. Wilson

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Joan Wallach Scott

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. 
-- Joan Wallach Scott

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Mark Twain

The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. 
-- Mark Twain

Monday, August 17, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Susan Moon

You can't take it with you.  And what you leave behind should be sorted into boxes and neatly labeled.  
-- Susan Moon

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Jamaica Kincaid

A house has a physical definition; a home has a spiritual one. 
-- Jamaica Kincaid

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Rudyard Kipling

We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding. 
-- Rudyard Kipling

Friday, August 14, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Doug Larson

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
 -- Doug Larson

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
-- Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Ursula Le Guin

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
― Ursula Le Guin

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Orson Scott Card

Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.  
-- Orson Scott Card

Monday, August 10, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. 
-- Dale Carnegie

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Hannah Arendt

Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token to save it from that ruin, which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable. An education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their choice of undertaking something new, something unforeseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world. 
-- Hannah Arendt

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Laozi

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. 
-- Laozi

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Rachel Carson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. 
-- Rachel Carson

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Richard Dawkins

When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. 
-- Richard Dawkins

Monday, August 3, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Kevin Kelly

A good question is not concerned with a correct answer. A good question cannot be answered immediately. A good question challenges existing answers. A good question is one you badly want answered once you hear it, but had no inkling you cared before it was asked. A good question creates new territory of thinking. A good question reframes its own answers. A good question is the seed of innovation in science, technology, art, politics, and business. A good question is a probe, a what-if scenario. A good question skirts on the edge of what is known and not known, neither silly nor obvious. A good question cannot be predicted. A good question will be the sign of an educated mind. A good question is one that generates many other good questions. A good question may be the last job a machine will learn to do. A good question is what humans are for. 
-- Kevin Kelly

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Helen Oyeyemi

You know that book; you forget the title after you’ve returned it and over the years you try to look it up a few times, but you never find it again.
-- Helen Oyeyemi

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Malcolm Gladwell

"...overconfidence is a disease of experts” and “incompetence is a disease of idiots,” he says. And while Idiots “don’t get that far in the world,” experts “rise to positions of leadership.”Overconfident leaders often “have an estimation of their abilities that is greater than their actual abilities. That’s a very serious problem and that leads to mistakes every bit as consequential, if not more consequential than the mistakes of incompetence.  
-- Malcolm Gladwell