Friday 2013-02-22

Good quotes to think about:

  1. Chance favors the prepared mind.
    -- Louis Pasteur
  2. Science advances funeral by funeral.
    -- Max Planck
  3. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.
    -- Damon Runyon
  4. We just don't see what we can't model.
    -- Paul Krugman
  5. Make the difficult routine.
    -- Unattributed
  6. Writing is a concentrated form of thinking. I don't know what I think about certain subjects, even today, until I sit down and try to write about them.
  7. It is through exchange that difference becomes a blessing, not a curse.
  8. The individual with the greatest flexibility of thought and behaviour can and generally will control the outcome of any interaction.
    -- ImprovingSchoolBehaviour
  9. For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong
  10. Many shall be restored that are now fallen and many shall fall that are now in honor
    -- Horace
  11. Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.
    -- Thomas Carlyle
  12. Given an option to do so, all men prefer to reject information.
    -- Bill James (Baseball Abstract for 1985)
  13. Smart people don't walk into telephone poles.
    -- Anon.
  14. There are two pains in life: there's the pain of discipline, and then there's the pain of regret. You choose which one.
    -- Josiah O'Brien