Mar 30, 2016

Søren Kierkegaard on learning from the past, but living for the future

It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards.  But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forward.

~ Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher

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Mar 23, 2016

Jeff Tucker on building societies from the bottom up vs. "some great man"

Let’s just rule out right now that Trump’s hope of personally making America great is achievable. In fact, the illusion that it could happen is ridiculous. Societies become great only through the diffusion of action among millions and billions of people, one decision at a time. It is the absence of power, not its presence, that builds nations. It does not result from the authoritarian dictate from some great man.

~ Jeffrey A. Tucker, "Lance the Boil: How a Donald Trump Victory Might Be Good for Liberty,", March 10, 2016

Mar 20, 2016

Francis Ford Coppola on critics

Usually, the stuff that's your best idea or work is going to be attacked the most.

~ Francis Ford Coppola

Alexander Graham Bell on opportunity

When one door closes, another opens.  But we often look so long and so regretfully at the closed door that we cannot see the one that has opened for us.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

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Mar 11, 2016

Aubrey McClendon on becoming a grandfather

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.

~ Aubrey McClendon (spoken after he became a grandfather)