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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 30, 2016 – Bill Gates

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 30, 2016 – Bill Gates

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

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“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

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“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

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“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

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“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”

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“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”

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“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

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“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.”

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“At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.”

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“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”

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“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

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“Life is not fair; get used to it.”

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“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”

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“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”

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“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”

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“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”

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“In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.”

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“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

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“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”

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“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.”

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“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”

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“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”

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“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”

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“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.”

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“In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.”

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“Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.”

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“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different; it takes something that’s really new and really captures people’s imagination — and the Macintosh, of all the machines I’ve ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.”

Wikipedia:  Bill Gates

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Lewis Grizzard

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Lewis Grizzard

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“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. “

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“I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married. “

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“Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. “

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“Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it. “

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“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. “

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“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”

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“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ “

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“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”

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“Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It’s great for the first two weeks.”

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“Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.”

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“I have three ex-wives. I can’t remember any of their names, so I just call ’em Plaintiff.”

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“I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence.”

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“In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin’.”

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“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”

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“Real estate agents are God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season.”

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“Women who drink white wine either want to get married, sell you a piece of real estate, or redecorate your house. Either way, it’s expensive.”

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“Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)”

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“I get letters from people who say, ‘What have you got against women?’ What could I possibly have against women? I’ve married three of them.”

Wikipedia:  Lewis Grizzard

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Herb Brooks

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Herb Brooks

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“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”

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“We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.”

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“You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.”

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“You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.”

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“When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of alot more important than the one on the back.”

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“I’m not looking for the best players, Craig, I’m lookin’ for the right ones.”

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“If we play ’em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game.”

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“[as the players who were cut depart] Take a good look, gentlemen, cause they’re the ones getting off easy”

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“[making his team do sprints after a lackluster game] You keep playing this way, you won’t beat anybody who’s even good, let alone great! You wanna make this team? Then you better start playing at a level that’s gonna FORCE ME to keep you here! AGAIN!”

Wikipedia:   Herb Brooks 

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Leonardo da Vinci

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Leonardo da Vinci

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“Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature.”

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“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind.”

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“Experience, the interpreter between formative nature and the human race, teaches how that nature acts among mortals; and being constrained by necessity cannot act otherwise than as reason, which is its helm, requires her to act.”

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“The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”

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“That is not riches, which may be lost; virtue is our true good and the true reward of its possessor. That cannot be lost; that never deserts us, but when life leaves us. As to property and external riches, hold them with trembling; they often leave their possessor in contempt, and mocked at for having lost them.”

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“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”

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“He who walks straight rarely falls.”

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“Men will seem to see new destructions in the sky. The flames that fall from it will seem to rise in it and to fly from it with terror. They will hear every kind of animals speak in human language. They will instantaneously run in person in various parts of the world, without motion. They will see the greatest splendour in the midst of darkness. O! marvel of the human race! What madness has led you thus! You will speak with animals of every species and they with you in human speech. You will see yourself fall from great heights without any harm and torrents will accompany you, and will mingle with their rapid course.”

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“Men standing in opposite hemispheres will converse and deride each other and embrace each other, and understand each other’s language.”

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“It vexes me greatly that having to earn my living has forced me to interrupt the work and to attend to small matters.”

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“He who does not value life does not deserve it.”

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“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

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“Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.”

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“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

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“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”

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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

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“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.”

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“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

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“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

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“Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.”

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“The earth is not in the centre of the Sun’s orbit nor at the centre of the universe, but in the centre of its companion elements, and united with them. And any one standing on the moon, when it and the sun are both beneath us, would see this our earth and the element of water upon it just as we see the moon, and the earth would light it as it lights us.”

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“The motive power is the cause of all life.”

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“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind.”

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“The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”

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“He who thinks little, errs much.”

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“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”

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“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”

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“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

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“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”

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“Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.”

Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 26, 2016 – Arnold Palmer

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 26, 2016 – Arnold Palmer

Thank You For A Life Well Lived Mr. Palmer.  We and our now passed on Fathers Loved You Very Much.

Godspeed and Rest In Peace to the Great Arnold Palmer!

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“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

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“Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.”

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“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”

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“I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”

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“I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.”

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“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”

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“It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.”

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“Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.”

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“Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.”

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“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”

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“What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.”

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“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.”

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“You must play boldly to win.”

Wikipedia:  Arnold Palmer

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