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Education
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
-- Laurence J. Peter
Optimism
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that a pessimist has more experience.
-- Unknown
Economics
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
-- Confucius
Economics
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
America
A long memory is the most subversive idea in America.
-- Unknown
Infinity
There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.
-- Albert Einstein
Knowledge
Don't mistake knowing a lot of things with knowing everything.
-- arc
Invention
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead
Problem Solving
Problems don't age well.
-- James Dimon
Confessions
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff.
-- Peter de Vries
Economics
Show me who profits from war and I will show you how to stop the war.
-- Henry Ford
Persistence
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
-- Winston Churchill
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