Monday, February 13, 2012

Quotes of 2012

Most surprisingly, Schwab said capitalism was “outdated.” “Capitalism was born when capital was the most important resource. Today, it is talent that is most important." Thankfully for the bankers coming here, he still believes in a market economy.

Mark Twain once said, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah@Educate Yourself

"It is possible to obtain success without formal schooling, but it is next to impossible to do so without education. Instead of wasting time crying in your soup about what you don’t have or were not able to do, focus that energy on finding a way to move past the limitations of your circumstances."

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson

Ecclesiastes 10

 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell,
   so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
   but the heart of the fool to the left.
3 Even as fools walk along the road,
   they lack sense
   and show everyone how stupid they are.
4 If a ruler’s anger rises against you,
   do not leave your post;
   calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun,
   the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
6 Fools are put in many high positions,
   while the rich occupy the low ones.
7 I have seen slaves on horseback,
   while princes go on foot like slaves.
 8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it;
   whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them;
   whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
 10 If the ax is dull
   and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed,
   but skill will bring success.
 11 If a snake bites before it is charmed,
   the charmer receives no fee.
 12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,
   but fools are consumed by their own lips.
13 At the beginning their words are folly;
   at the end they are wicked madness—
 14 and fools multiply words.
   No one knows what is coming—
   who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
 15 The toil of fools wearies them;
   they do not know the way to town.
 16 Woe to the land whose king was a servant[a]
   and whose princes feast in the morning.
17 Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth
   and whose princes eat at a proper time—
   for strength and not for drunkenness.
 18 Through laziness, the rafters sag;
   because of idle hands, the house leaks.
 19 A feast is made for laughter,
   wine makes life merry,
   and money is the answer for everything.
 20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts,
   or curse the rich in your bedroom,
because a bird in the sky may carry your words,
   and a bird on the wing may report what you say.

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