Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.H.L. Mencken
Category: Quotes ?
A wise man once said…
? Abraham Lincoln: Supporter of labor and friend of Karl Marx
“Labor is prior to and independent of capital,” the country’s 16th president said. “Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”Abraham Lincoln
You know who was into Karl Marx? No, not AOC. Abraham Lincoln. [Washington Post]
? On being resolute
“But a man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”Hunter S. Thompson
It is important to remember that life will make decisions for you if you don’t make decisions yourself and you might not like what life chooses for you.
Hunter S. Thompson’s Letter on Finding Your Purpose and Living a Meaningful Life [Farnam Street]
? Abraham Lincoln was a pro-labor politician
“Labor is prior to and independent of capital,” the country’s 16th president said. “Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”You know who was into Karl Marx? No, not AOC. Abraham Lincoln.
? The “justice” system
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.Jonathan Swift
? Roadside produce stands
Sometimes the food is not very good, but the people are always great.Charles Magnuson
Yeah, I quote myself. Deal with it. ?
? Tenth men
“You can never tell what a man is able to do, but even though I recommend ten, and nine of them may disappoint me and fail, the tenth one may surprise me. That percentage is good enough for me, because it is in developing people that we make real progress in our own society.”August Vollmer, Chief of Police, Berkeley P.D. 1909-1923, Los Angeles P.D. 1923-1924
? Play the markets
“I [suspect] that we are throwing more and more of our resources, including the cream of our youth, into financial activities remote from the production of goods and services, into activities that generate high private rewards disproportionate to their social productivity. I suspect that the immense power of the computer is being harnessed to this ‘paper economy’, not to do the same transactions more economically but to balloon the quantity and variety of financial exchanges.”James Tobin, July 1984
? 21st century illiteracy
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.Alvin Toffler
? Hanlon’s Razor
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.Robert J. Hanlon