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
Always tell the truth. It’s the easiest thing to remember David Mamet
Warren Buffet once stated: “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” I agree with with Buffet’s statement. However, many self-help blogs have interpreted this as a causal statement. Gregg McKeown of Entrepreneur magazine comments on the Buffet quotation as follows: As I wrote in…
That is the title of an interesting Time article from cancer surviver Josh Friedman. Friedman is a well-known screenwriter whose work includes credits for such franchises as Terminator, Avatar and War of the Worlds. The article was prompted in part by John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis (glioblastoma to be specific). One excerpt is especially…