Collection of Thoughts & Quotes

This page is a collection of interesting thoughts and quotes…

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them” – Albert Einstein (1940s)

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short…but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark” – Dwight Eisenhower

“I think it was a long step forward in my trading education when I realized at last that when old Mr. Partridge kept on telling the other customers, “Well, you know this is a bull market!” he really meant to tell them that the big money was not in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements – that is, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend.” – Jesse Livermore (1930s)

“From China to India, from Japan to Germany, nations everywhere are racing to develop new ways to produce and use energy. The nation that wins this competition will be the nation that leads the global economy. I am convinced of that. And I want America to be that nation.” — Barack Obama at MIT, Oct 23, 2009

“It is estimated that $1 spent on repairs while a road is still in good condition can prevent costs of $6 to $14 to rebuild the same road once it has deteriorated” – Brian Ness, Director, Idaho Transportation Department (Feb 2013)

“We kill ourselves every day with McDonald’s and alcohol and a thousand other drugs, but we’ve lost the sense that there actually are things out there worth dying for. We’ve given away our freedoms piecemeal to robber barons, but we’re too complacent to do much but criticize those few who try to point out the obvious. Americans have lost their sense of vision, mistaking asinine partisan squabbles for principles. So that’s why I came here to Syria, and it’s why I like being here now, right now, right in the middle of a brutal and still uncertain civil war. Every person in this country fighting for their freedom wakes up every day and goes to sleep every night with the knowledge that death could visit them at any moment. They’re alive in a way that almost no Americans today even know how to be. They live with greater passion and dream with greater ambition because they are not afraid of death. Neither were the Pioneers. Neither were our granddads. Neither was Neil Armstrong. And neither am I. No, I don’t have a death wish — I have a life wish. So I’m living, in a place, at a time and with a people where life means more than anywhere I’ve ever been – because every single day people here lay down their own for the sake of others. Coming here to Syria is the greatest thing I’ve ever done, and it’s the greatest feeling of my life.” – Austin Tice, American Journalist in Syria, missing since Aug 2012 (2012)

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” – Buddha

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