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I love spending twice as long and working twice as hard to get half as much done!

Author: Nobody Ever, Source: by bluesfreak in productivity 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: Federalist No. 1 - by bluesfreak in constitution 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Free competition is worth more to society than it costs.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Source: Vegelahn v. Guntner, 167 Mass. 92, 44 N.E. 1077, 1080 (1896) (opinion of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts).Saved by bluesfreak in freedom freemarkets 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Source: Towne vs. Eisner, 245 U.S. 418, 425 (7 January 1918)Saved by bluesfreak in words 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.

Author: Harun Yanha, Source: UnknownSaved by bluesfreak in freedom 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Author: Aristotle, Source: UnknownSaved by bluesfreak in excellence habit virtue 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

Author: Ronald Regan, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in accountability blame responsibilty 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.

Author: Sir John Templeton, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in bullmarkets markets 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who refuse to participate in politics usually end up being governed by their inferiors.

Author: Plato, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in politics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Author: Albert Einstein, Source: as quoted in Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek (2007), p. 8...Saved by bluesfreak in reading thinking 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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