Words Of Wisdom

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:56 PM

A 1956 profile in Look magazine identified Hoffer as “Ike’s Favorite Author,” elevating this blue-collar workingman to the level of President Eisenhower’s bedside table. It wasn’t just Eisenhower who appreciated Hoffer’s intelligence and wit. Public figures, ranging from the author and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to the philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell, praised his […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:55 AM

“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford Whether you say, “I can” or “I can’t”, either way you are always right. –Henry Ford Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. –Henry Ford Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:39 AM

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. –Jack Benny No skill or art is needed to grow old; the trick is to endure it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Read more . . .

By admin on 09/17/2019 3:59 AM

Attributing overweight to overeating is hardly more illuminating than ascribing alcoholism to alcohol.              —Jean Mayer All that running, and exercise can do for you is make you healthy. —Denny McClain A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the […]

By admin on 09/03/2019 2:15 AM

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. –Isaac Asimov “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” ~ William Feather The very success of medicine in a material way may now threaten the soul of Medicine.  –Walter Martin The great American tabernacle, the medicine cabinet. –Peter Fasoline […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:59 PM

In response to 21-year-old FT intern Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird’s moving op-ed on the difficulty of navigating life as a disabled person, commenter Frag shared some personal advice: https://www.ft.com/content/4e212b28-0214-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1 I have been on a wheelchair for 25 years now (I am 55) and I would suggest to you the following:

By admin on 05/16/2019 9:53 PM

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear—George Orwell A college is its faculty. If you tell students that they are number one, then they will run the place. They are not number one. They are guests, subsidized by the state, and lucky to spend time with faculty like […]

By admin on 04/15/2019 11:59 PM

Steve Jobs: “I didn’t see it see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”

By admin on 03/02/2019 5:46 AM

From the March 8, 2019 WSJ Mary Anastasia O’Grady Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin: “Rent control in Venezuela dates to 1939 but was not enforced until August 1960 by Betancourt when he passed a new rent-control law with prohibitions on eviction. Since then ‘not one apartment building has been built.’” Swedish economist Carl Assar Lindbeck […]

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:23 AM

Money giving is a very good criterion . . . of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. –Karl A. Menninger, Founder of the Menninger Psychoanalytic institute. Health care is being converted from a social service to an economic commodity, sold in the marketplace and distributed on the basis of who […]