Archive for October, 2015

Dangerfield Friday

I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.

Dangerfield and Fox

—Rodney Dangerfield

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Rickenbacker on Character

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Rickenbacker, Eddie

—Eddie Rickenbacker

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Earhart, Amelia

—Amelia Earhart

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The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.



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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.


—Abraham Lincoln

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There is a persistent overall tendency for equity to flow from the many to the few.  In the long run, the majority loses.  The implication for the trader is that to win you have to act like the minority.  If you bring normal human habits and tendencies to trading, you’ll gravitate toward the majority and inevitably lose.

Wall Street Celebration

—William Eckhardt, mathematician and famed trader

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I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

Patton, George S

—General George Patton

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When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.

Howard Schultz, chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp., attends a promotional event for the company's VIA Coffee Essence instant coffee in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffee shop operator, will sell its Via Coffee Essence powder in Japan, challenging Nestle SA in the world's biggest instant coffee market. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

—Howard Schultz

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Thoreau on Monitoring our Lives

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants.  What are you industrious about?

Thoreau_Henry David

—Henry David Thoreau

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Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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