Category Archives: Quote of the Day

The Quote of the Day category has quotes I like or otherwise think say something interesting, dropped here completely without context. If I were a real blogger, I could use this category as a place to expand on the quote, and possibly include links to relevant articles and/or current events. As the meme says, ain’t nobody got time for that. I simply have a bunch of good quotes saved up, and I enjoy posting them here for future perusal.

Quote of the Day

“Life has many risks. The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”  – Randy Komisar, The Monk … Continue reading

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“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

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“In practice, socialism didn’t work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy. In the vast library of socialist theory (and in all of … Continue reading

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“Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling … Continue reading

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“I think that science fiction, even the corniest of it, even the most outlandish of it, no matter how badly it’s written, has a distinct therapeutic value because all of it has as its primary postulate that the world does … Continue reading

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“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

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“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold … Continue reading

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“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” ― Milton Friedman

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“Many people die at twenty five, and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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“Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once … Continue reading

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“One of the things that make motorcycling so great is because it never fails to give you a feeling of freedom and adventure.” – Steve McQueen

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“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents … Continue reading

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“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” ― Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

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“I believe in — I am proud to belong to — the United States. Despite shortcomings, from lynchings to bad faith in high places, our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be … Continue reading

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“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its … Continue reading

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“If only genius and power were linked to good judgment and superior temperament, but that notion is contradicted by virtually all of human history. ” – Alex Roy, The Penalty of Leadership: From Cadillac To Tesla  

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“Progress of any kind is always at variance with the old and established ideas and therefore with the codes inspired by them. Every step of progress is a change involving heavy risks.” – Ludwig von Mises

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“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid people are full of confidence.” – Charles Bukowski I am absolutely certain that this is true.

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“I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even … Continue reading

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Digital Apollo

Quest oculus non vide, cor non delet What the eye does not see, the heart does not regret “A lot happens that we are not telling you about.” – Opening lines of Apollo software source code (Quote at the opening … Continue reading

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“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” ― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

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Citizenfour

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin I would modify that quote to say the illusion of safety. If you haven’t seen the documentary Citizenfour, you … Continue reading

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“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” ― Thomas Sowell

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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction” – Albert Einstein

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An amazing prediction for 1926: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.  We shall be able to … Continue reading

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