In anticipation of the Thanksgiving Holiday… We can complain that rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln For me every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart every time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” Elie Wiesel Gratitude is…
“It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it.” Rabbi Tarphon
The difference between “signiﬁcant” and “not signiﬁcant” is not itself statistically signiﬁcant. Gelman and Stern (2006)
I am reading an interesting book called Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and The End of the American Century by George Packer. In the heat of the moment, however, how much of foreign policy is made based on rigorous academic research? but in foreign policy, in the heat of the moment, dealing with lots of misinformation,…
The first Quality of an Historian is to be true & impartial; the next to be interesting. David Hume The same could be said of any researcher or even blogger (at least those bloggers like myself focused on advancing knowledge). I found this quotation in the very interesting book The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought. Very interesting.
“Only those who do nothing make no mistakes” — Joseph Conrad
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We do not watch artists to see what they do, but watch what persons do to see the artistry in it. James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
Nobody values bread according to the quantity of it which is to be found in his country or in the world, but everybody measures the utility of it according to the amount that he has himself… Schumpeter (1908)
To achieve greatness, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time Leonard Bernstein