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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Rules For Reality

Over the years, I have made a number of observations which seem to hold true.

It is not how much you make that determines the quality of your work, that comes from within you.

In any given work force, one third don't carry their own weight, one third do enough to get by, and one third carry the rest.

Low unemployment means poor service and high unemployment means good service.

The quality of a political campaign tells us little about how the candidate will perform in office.

The outcome of a close election is determined by which side cheats best.

The initial news story is usually wrong.

Everything you do to hurry when you are running late takes more time than when you are on time.

Success breeds enmity.

No one is as open minded as he thinks.

All arguments have flaws. If they didn't, they'd be facts.

3 comments:

Libra Me said...

WOW!!! "Success breeds enmity" never have truer words been written! And ten years ago I would have bet on the fallacy, or at the very least the short sightedness, of this statement... But today I stand to testify that it is true at least 99% of the time.

I'm really enjoying reading your blog.

Douglas said...

I made an error on the last "rule", it should actually read:
"All arguments have flaws. If they didn't, they'd be absolutes."

Libra Me said...

WOW!!! "Success breeds enmity" never have truer words been written! And ten years ago I would have bet on the fallacy, or at the very least the short sightedness, of this statement... But today I stand to testify that it is true at least 99% of the time.

I'm really enjoying reading your blog.