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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:50 am

was he an a-hole? sure. was he a genius? Indisputably yes.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:04 am

count2infinity wrote:was he an a-hole? sure. was he a genius? Indisputably yes.

I assume that you're talking about Edison. ;)
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:25 am

Edison was LITERALLY Hitler, and Tesla was LITERALLY Sagan. Amirite?
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:28 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
count2infinity wrote:was he an a-hole? sure. was he a genius? Indisputably yes.

I assume that you're talking about Edison. ;)


i said indisputably for a reason...
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:27 am

I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:33 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
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ExPatriatePen wrote:"Vision without execution is just hallucination." - Thomas A. Edison


This is a crock of crap coming from Edison


For some reason that quote often elicits a negative response.
Although I've never heard anyone put forth the proposition that Edison didn't "execute" before.

Why Nikola Tesla Was The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

Thomas Edison was the Steve Jobs a century ago. That is not meant to be a compliment.

Edison's hell
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Tesla owned cats. The static discharge from one of his cats inspired him to investigate electricity and usher in a second industrial revolution. Edison electrocuted cats for marketing purposes.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:33 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:"Vision without execution is just hallucination." - Thomas A. Edison


This is a crock of crap coming from Edison


For some reason that quote often elicits a negative response.
Although I've never heard anyone put forth the proposition that Edison didn't "execute" before.


http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:34 am

Tifosi...

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:34 am

:wink:
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:36 am

There is no denying Tesla's greatness. The history is there, but I still don't think it should discount all the (good) work that Edison did as well. Like I said, he was an a-hole, but was a genius as well.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:40 am

We aren't saying he wasn't a genius. That quote of his is a crock though. The man was a visionary that rarely executed anything on his own.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:45 am

executing other's visions is still execution. :lol:
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:45 am

....touche
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:24 am

count2infinity wrote:executing other's visions is still execution. :lol:

Exactly!

You beat me to the punch. This is what I was setting up for.

Not to say *anything* bad about Tesla. He was an amazing mind. But it took Edisons execution to bring those ideas to the public.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination." - Thomas A. Edison
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby The Snapshot on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:12 pm

"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life". - Eckhart Tolle
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby stonyman on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:30 am

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under
robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's
cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us
without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Guinness on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:00 am

"Lord, give me radicals... be they anarchists or no."

--Murray N. Rothbard
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby columbia on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:25 am

"I tremble for the reputation of my subject."

- Paul Samuelson
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:32 am

"Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own." - Henry Grady Weaver, author of a classic book on freedom, The Mainspring of Human Progress
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Guinness on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:16 pm

Your quote is so apt; it is like the lightning that follows the thunder.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby stonyman on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:11 am

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if
you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to
the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a
precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to
fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Factorial on Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Paul Krugman wrote:Because economics touches so much of life, everyone wants to have an opinion. Yet the kind of economics covered in the textbooks is a technical subject that many people find hard to follow. How reassuring, then, to be told that it is all irrelevant--that all you really need to know are a few simple ideas! Quite a few supply-siders have created for themselves a wonderful alternative intellectual history in which John Maynard Keynes was a fraud, Paul Samuelson and even Milton Friedman are fools, and the true line of deep economic thought runs from Adam Smith through obscure turn-of-the-century Austrians straight to them.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:28 pm

Factorial wrote:
Paul Krugman wrote:Because economics touches so much of life, everyone wants to have an opinion. Yet the kind of economics covered in the textbooks is a technical subject that many people find hard to follow. How reassuring, then, to be told that it is all irrelevant--that all you really need to know are a few simple ideas! Quite a few supply-siders have created for themselves a wonderful alternative intellectual history in which John Maynard Keynes was a fraud, Paul Samuelson and even Milton Friedman are fools, and the true line of deep economic thought runs from Adam Smith through obscure turn-of-the-century Austrians straight to them.


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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Lol at the quotes thread slowly becoming the replacement to the PDT
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:38 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Lol at the quotes thread slowly becoming the replacement to the PDT


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