PM Quote of the Day — Chinese Proverb

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever

How do you judge character?

I got an out of left field perspective during the Dalai Lama’s visit to MIT this past week.  He was asked about model leaders and

[h]e singled out President George W. Bush for his straightforwardness, but stopped short on complimenting him for much else.  “I love him”, said the Dalai Lama of President Bush, “but as far as his policies are concerned, I have reservations.”

For me, it was a welcome reminder that disagreement doesn’t have to blind us to the virtues of others, even others with whom we passionately disagree.

PM Quote of the Day — W.C. Fields

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill

PM Quote of the Day — Jimmy Durante

Be awful nice to ’em goin’ up, because you’re gonna meet ’em all comin’ down.

PM Quote of the Day — James Michener

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries

PM Quote of the Day — Various

 

...and shirk ONLY comes before success in the dictionary.

...and shirk ONLY comes before success in the dictionary.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary

 

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FYI, this quote is attributed to Vince Lombardi, Harvey McKay, May Smith, and Donald Kendall.  I figured that it sounded like it “fit” in Lombardi’s mouth best.

PM Quote of the Day — Howard Stern

I will never feel successful

Howard expresses the emotions that fuel his drive for success and acclaim, which I touched on earlier in my post “The Muse that is Melancholy“.  As that post notes, however, that doesn’t mean one will be happy.  And Lord knows Howard ain’t a happy man.

PM Quote of the Day — Montaigne

The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death

PM Quote of the Day — Flannery O’Connor

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.

PM Quote of the Day — Guy Bellamy

Hindsight is an exact science.

This quote puts a nice twist into the old “20/20” saw.  Mining the past for clues is all well and good, but this practice can be just as destructive and wasteful as many mining techniques.

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