Archive for April, 2010

John W Gardner

« 28 April 2010 | 18:10 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.



Wallace Stevens

« 26 April 2010 | 6:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rationalists, wearing square hats, Think, in square rooms, Looking at the floor, Looking at the ceiling. They confine themselves To right-angled triangles. If they tried rhomboids, Cones, waving lines, ellipses — As, for example, the ellipse of the half-moon — Rationalists would wear sombreros.



Max Lerner

« 25 April 2010 | 19:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 24 April 2010 | 21:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To live without duties is obscene.



Sir Frederick Hoyle

« 21 April 2010 | 11:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.



Ernest C. Cowper

« 20 April 2010 | 20:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

of Elbert Hubbard who died in the sinking of the Lusitania. I can not say specifically where your father and Mrs. Hubbard were when the torpedoes hit, but I can tell you just what happened after that. They emerged from their room, which was on the port side of the vessel, and came on to […]



Albert Camus

« 20 April 2010 | 6:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.



Aesop

« 18 April 2010 | 20:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!



James Carville

« 10 April 2010 | 23:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Election Haiku Change vs. more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget health care.



Joan Robinson

« 9 April 2010 | 21:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.



George Eliot

« 7 April 2010 | 12:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.



Genghis Khan

« 5 April 2010 | 22:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.



Boris Yeltsin

« 3 April 2010 | 16:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

John Major: “What is the situation like in Russia” Boris Yeltsin: “Good” John Major: “Could you expand on that” Boris Yeltsin: “Not Good”



John Maynard Keynes

« 2 April 2010 | 17:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slave of some defunct economist.