Since Sep 30, 2000
--Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
--John Philpot Curran
A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. A viler evil than to throw a man into a sacrificial furnace, is to demand that he leap in, of his own will, and that he build the furnace, besides.
--Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.
Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.
The road to tyranny, we must never forget, is the destruction of the truth.
--William Jefferson Clinton
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized...I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
--Gaius Petronius (~27-66 A.D.)
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, shall not take from the mouth of labour the bread it has earned.
Some of the most elaborate solutions do nothing to improve productivity.
Nothing in the world can take
The place of Persistence.
Talent will not; Nothing is more
Common than unsuccessful
Men with talent; Genius will not;
Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not;
The world is full
of educated derelicts.
Persistence and Determination
Alone are omnipotent.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm..
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
Relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
There is (a) class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs ... There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
-- Booker T. Washington (1911)