Quotes, July 2012

Quotes I found interesting or compelling, from something I read in July 2012:

“Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent.”

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they willbe distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
-Aldous Huxley

“Make the other person feel good and cause them to believe the feeling good came from your personal wonderfulness, and you can get away with a lot, later and elsewhere.”
-Anne Herbert

“In training, there is no winning or losing. There is only learning.”
-Tucker Max

“We know a great deal, but our ignorance is sobering and boundless. With each step forward, with each problem which we solve, we not only discover new and unsolved problems, but we also discover that where we believed that we were standing on firm and safe ground, all things are, in truth, insecure and in a state of flux.”
-Karl Popper

“Persuasion isn’t about the people you disagree with. It’s about the fulcrum; the persuadable audience.”
-Jay Heinrichs

“Brands communicate in two directions: they help us tell other people something about ourselves, but they also help us form ideas about who we are.”
-Dan Ariely

“The reason I don’t have a plan is because if I have a plan I’m limited to today’s options.”
-Sheryl Sandberg

“It’s fitting that when all the artificial barriers are dropped those that have excelled with the barriers in place no longer seem the strongest. Instead, those that can most readily learn to use all possible tools — especially the ones that were formerly prohibited — are the new victors.”
-Stowe Boyd

“In looking for someone to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don’t have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you.”
-Warren Buffett

“He is angry, and he’s correct. He lets his anger sweep him to saying incorrect things inside the overall correct thing he’s saying. This gives people who don’t want to know that his big observation is correct a fairly easy way to scurry away from it.”
-Anne Herbert

“A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what questions are worth asking.”
-E. Digby Baltzell

“If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.”

“The problem is not thoughts per se but the state of thinking without knowing that one is thinking.”
-Sam Harris