It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel

Few words collected over August.
It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel

  • If you’re not prepared to change your diet or your workouts, don’t get on the scale. – Seth Godin
  • Don’t be the head of the hospital; be the nurse who doctors ask for and patients trust. – Anon
  • It does not suffice to hone your own intellect (that will join you in your grave), you must teach others how to hone theirs. -E.W. Dijkstra
  • If you treat the work as nothing but an obligation, you will soon be overwhelmed by competition that sees it as a privilege and a calling. –SG
  • Next to love friendship, in my opinion, is the most valuable thing life has to offer -Henry Miller
  • All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.-Pascal
  • Don’t do anything in life where, if somebody asks you the reason why you are doing it, the answer is “Everybody else is doing it.” I mean, if you cancel that as a rationale for doing an activity in life, you’ll live a better life whether it’s in the stock market or any place else. – Warren Buffett
  • Despite what anyone might tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
  • The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run. – Seth Godin
  • It is more reliable to judge people by analyzing their abilities than by glancing at the scoreboard. Or as Bernoulli put it, “One should not appraise human action on the basis of its results.”
  • You will “fail” a million times but the “failing” and starting over is succeeding. – Dan Harris
  • Marketing used to be what you say Now, marketing is what you do. What you make. How you act. The choices you make when you are sure no one is looking. –Seth Godin
  • ‘It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel,’ -Anon
  • “He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. -Richard Feynman
  • Don’t ever make the mistake [of thinking] that you can design something better than what you get from ruthless massively parallel trial-and-error with a feedback cycle. That’s giving your intelligence much too much credit. -Linus Torvalds
  • Never do anything that bores you. -James D. Watson
  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer -Albert Einstein

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