It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal.

By : Edward Thorndike 0 Likes          


Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

By : Robert H. Schuller

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He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

By : Samuel Johnson

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Time Warner has been managed for the short term. This has damaged the company's fundamental competitive position and its prospects for growth. This approach has cost shareholders a staggering $40 billion.

By : Bruce Wasserstein

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The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.

By : James Russell Lowell

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Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

By : Thomas Sowell

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Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.

By : Delmore Schwartz

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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

By : Jean Paul

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In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.

By : Jessica Savitch

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Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.

By : Philip Roth

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One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.

By : Alfred de Vigny

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Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.

By : Brad Pitt

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But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money.

By : Michael Polanyi

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