Modern mathematics, that most astounding of intellectual creations, has projected the mind's eye through infinite time and the mind's hand into boundless space.
Fundamentally, the force that rules the world is conduct, whether it be moral or immoral. If it is moral, at least there may be hope for the world. If immoral, there is not only no hope, but no prospect of anything but destruction of all that has been accomplished during the last 5,000 years.
Those people who think only of themselves, are hopelessly uneducated. They are not educated, no matter how instructed they may be.
The limited liability corporation is the greatest single invention of modern times.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
I divide the world into three Classes - The few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens.
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
The world is divided into three kinds of people: A very small group that makes things happen; a somewhat larger group that watches things happen; and a great multitude that never knows what has happened.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Last Update: 2 August 2021
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