Archive for December, 2017

December 17, 2017

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” ~ Kennedy

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December 3, 2017

“The decline in courage, enterprise and a sense of duty is, however, gradual. The first direction in which wealth injures the nation is a moral one. Money replaces honour and adventure as the objective of the best young men. Moreover, men do not normally seek to make money for their country or their community, but for themselves. Gradually, and almost imperceptibly, the Age of Affluence silences the voice of duty. The object of the young and the ambitious is no longer fame, honour or service, but cash. Education undergoes the same gradual transformation. No longer do schools aim at producing brave patriots ready to serve their country. Or to discover great things for all mankind! Parents and students alike seek the educational qualifications which will command the highest salaries.”

~ “The fate of empires”, J.B. Glubb.

December 3, 2017

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

~ Chinese proverb

December 3, 2017

“More interested in pursuing knowledge than in publishing it, Leonardo wanted to accumulate knowledge for its own sake, and for his own personal joy, rather than out of a desire to make a public name for himself as a scholar or to be part of the progress of history.”

~ Isaacson

December 3, 2017

“Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.”

~ Leonardo