Life is a zero sum game.— George Carlin
Astounding Zero Sum Game quotations
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared.
We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.
Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
I don't look at business as a zero-sum game.
I don't. I've never seen it play out that way in our industry, and I think you innovate and you add value, deliver value back to customers, and you get value back from the world.
We believe that economics does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game;
it can be a win-win proposition for everyone involved so long as they have the tools in which to succeed.
The person that is buying a share of stock is convinced he knows something that the other person who's selling it to him does not know. There's no zero sum game in Wall Street.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Active management is a zero-sum game before cost, and the winners have to win at the expense of the losers.
Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers: if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners.
We have the data to prove to men that gender equality is not a zero-sum game, but a win-win.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
We still find, especially in parts of academe, the damaging notion that everything is a struggle for power, or being empowered, or hegemony, or oppression: and that all competition is a zero-sum game. This is not more than repetition of Lenin's destructive doctrine. Intellectually, it is reductionism; politically, it is fanaticism.
Death is a zero sum game for which there is no cure.
In the great non zero sum games of history, if you're part of the problem, then you'll likely be a victim of the solution.
Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; queen protects king.
It is sort of a bit of a caricature of capitalism, that it's always this zero-sum game where you have winners and losers. Silicon Valley, the technology industry at its best, creates a situation where everybody can be a winner.
In a zero-sum game, the problem is entirely one of distribution, not at all one of production.
It is not a zero sum game. The simple idea of the gains from trade lies at the heart of the modern and the ancient economy, not the power of capital. There is nothing else to it.
There is no perfect time to start. You do not have to know everything to get going. Just get into the game. You will learn by doing.
There are a couple of watersheds in human evolution.
Most people are comfortable thinking about tool use and language use as watersheds. But the ability to play non-zero-sum games was another watershed.
Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.
At least half of the popular fallacies about economics come from assuming that economic activity is a zero-sum game, in which what is gained by someone is lost by someone else. But transactions would not continue unless both sides gained, whether in international trade, employment, or renting an apartment.
The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.
A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China.
Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.
If the economy is not expanding, the redistribution of income becomes a zero-sum game. And therefore, all the class struggle - and it becomes much more vicious.
The discussion of derivatives in the political world has become a zero sum game.
In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn't read all the time, none. Zero.
When you are in a relationship, you are aware that it might end.
You might grow apart, find someone else, simply fall out of love. But a friendship isn't a zero-sum game, and as such, you assume that it will last forever, especially an old friendship. You take its permanence for grandted, whuch might be the very thing so dear about it.
Competition for status is a zero sum game
There's a false notion that success is a zero sum game.
To win in our careers we have to give up family. To work hard we have to sacrifice sleep. To accomplish we must take (or borrow or steal) from somewhere else in our lives. It's just not the case.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Much of our national debate proceeds as if China and America were locked in a zero-sum game in which one's loss is precisely the other's gain.
In Newark, we see a problem and want to seize it, but we run up against the wall of state government, the wall of federal government that does not have the flexibility or doesn't see problems, even. At the federal level, it's often a zero-sum game: If you win, I lose. At the local level, it's just not local that. It's win-win-win.
American leadership looks to the world and just as Lincoln did sees the family of man. Humanity is not a zero-sum game.
No one ever won a game by resigning.
You become a character in a meta-drama into which your own dramatizing has pitched you. The rewards can be fantastic, the punishments dismal; it's a zero sum game, and its guarantor of value, its marker is that you pretend you play it solo, preserving the myth that you alone are the wellspring of your creativity.
Many guys see relationships with women as a zero-sum game: If she wins, he loses. Marriage is the ultimate contest: Her job is to get him to capitulate to marriage. So many men see marriage as the "end of freedom," the end of boyhood. That's why bachelor parties are supposed to revel in that boyish irresponsibility "one last time." So many guys figure, "Why rush into something that means basically that you'll be a prisoner forever?"
One problem with politics is that it is a zero sum game, i.
e. politicians argue how to cut the pie smaller and smaller, by reshuffling pieces of the pie. I think this is destructive. Instead, we should be creating a bigger pie, i.e. funding the science that is the source of all our prosperity. Science is not a zero sum game.
in 3 words i can sum up everything i know about life: it goes on.
As to the latter point - that by having a child in America you are somehow starving a child in Bangladesh - remember that agricultural economics is not a zero-sum game. Farmers want to make a living, so as demand increases, so does production. Not only that, but agricultural productivity has increased so rapidly that in some countries the government pays farmers not to plant crops in an effort to keep food prices from dropping.
Global education is not a zero-sum game.
The rise of universities in Asia will be a benefit to the entire world.
In the zero-sum budget game, every dollar spent on this problem [illegal immigration] must be taken from somewhere else....No, we should not tolerate people immigrating illegally. But we need to treat this issue honestly and fairly.
The funny thing about advertising is that it's not a zero-sum game.
.. Historically, in the digital ad world, pie has gotten larger and it's possible for everyone to win, and it's perfectly possible that will continue to be true for quite some time.