Quotes. September 2012

“I’m a huge believer that one of the best ways to figure out what you think is to write it out and then iterate. When you do this, you quickly discover how foggy your ideas are, and you work to clarify them.”
-Ben Casnocha

“Without a theory the facts are silent”
-F.A. Hayek

“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine…War is hell.”

“If the meek ever inherit the earth, the strong will take it away from them.”
-Gustav Hasford

“The fighter (like the writer) must stand alone. If he loses he cannot call an executive conference and throw off on a vice president or the assistant sales manager. He is consequently resented by fractional characters who cannot live outside an organization.”
-A.J. Liebling

“The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.”
-Jonathan Swift

“No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.”
-Jonathan Swift

“If you ever find yourself in complete agreement with the public, especially when “public” includes people you wanted to murder in the last election, then your position is not only wrong, it’s not even yours. You have been trained to have this thought, so the money is in understanding why.”
-The Last Psychiatrist

“Something is broken inside me, and it’s easier to try to fix it in other people.”
-Elgin James