More Themes 2

  • Probability calculations become irrelevant after the event.
  • “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is – Never try.”
    – Homer Simpson
  • “To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
    – Mark Twain
  • “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”
    – Henry David Thoreau
  • “By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.”
    – Paul Krugman, economist, 1998.
  • “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “A rationalist is someone for whom it is more important to learn than to be proved right.”
    – Karl Popper
  • “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.”
    – President Abraham Lincoln, on one of his political opponents.
  • Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it.”
    – Mark Twain
  • “Statesmen should remember that they have been elected to persuade and lead, not just accept as fixed the prejudices of the public.”
    – Stanley Hoffmann (1928 – 2017)
  • “Love is not about who you can see spending your future with, it’s about who you can’t see spending your life without.”
    – Athena Orchard, age 12, died May 28, 2014
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
    – Mark Twain
  • “Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.”
    ― Friedrich A. Hayek