Wise nations

21 01 2009

abba_eban“Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.”

– Abba Eban (1915-2002)


Achieving immortality

20 01 2009

allen_woody“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.”

– Woody Allen

Kind word and a gun

19 01 2009

capone-al“You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”

– Al Capone (1899-1947)

Death, the destroyer of worlds

18 01 2009

robert-oppenheimer“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

– Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967) (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world’s first nuclear explosion)

Simple as possible

17 01 2009

albert-einstein21“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Mistakes waiting to be made

16 01 2009

tartakower“The mistakes are all waiting to be made.”

– chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game’s opening position

The residue of design

15 01 2009

branch-rickey“Luck is the residue of design.”

– Branch Rickey – former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team