May 18, 2018
Gedacht heißt nicht immer gesagt, gesagt heißt nicht immer richtig gehört, gehört heißt nicht immer richtig verstanden, verstanden heißt nicht immer einverstanden, einverstanden heißt nicht immer angewendet, angewendet heißt noch lange nicht beibehalten. Konrad Lorenz (1903-89)
If we want to share out the pie we have to make sure that there is a pie. Emmanuel Macron
I have found that the more opposition and the more criticism that one gets, the more one has to perfect one's idea in putting it forward and half the joy in life consists in the fight and not in the subsequent success... I think you have got to be tough. I think you have got to express your opinions definitely and firmly but I don't say it follows that you're always right. You first do all your own thinking and then you find out what other people have thought and you will find generally that you have thought of something quite original that nobody had thought of before. And in a way you know, the less you know about the subject the better you are qualified to introduce original ideas. I think it's the essence of arriving at something new. Sir Barnes Neville Wallis --
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Invictus by William Ernest Henley --
Alles Grosse und Edle ist einfacher Art.
Stand for something, or you will fall for anything.
R. Stallman in "Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism"
Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub
It is the center hole that makes it useful
Shape clay into a vessel
It is the space within that makes it useful
Cut doors and windows for a room
It is the the holes that make it useful
Therefore benefit comes from what is there
Usefulness from what is not there.
Erfolg braucht Zeit.
Rolf G. Schmid
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Glück ist Liebe, nichts anderes. Wer lieben kann, ist
Mölicherweise sind alle Menschen, die behaupten in irgendeiner Sache ein System gefunden zu haben, Lügner.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people
some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the
There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your
own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out
what you're doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then
you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a
birthday present for someone. Well, then I'm not so careful about the
content of the present, but I'm very careful about the cost. Then, I
can spend somebody else's money on myself. And if I spend somebody
else's money on myself, then I'm sure going to have a good lunch!
Finally, I can spend somebody else's money on somebody else. And if I
spend somebody else's money on somebody else, I'm not concerned about
how much it is, and I'm not concerned about what I get. And that's
government. And that's close to 40% of our national income.
Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
Ich glaube, dass es viele Meschen gibt, welche Milton Friedman nicht richtig verstanden haben. Mir konnte noch niemand glaubhaft belegen, dass seine Ideen zu einer unfairen Welt führen. Im Economist fand ich einen Satz, welcher für mich darauf hindeutet, dass sich Friedmans Ideen nicht in der westlichen Welt widerspieglen, welche wir im Jahr 2012 (und mindestens ein Jahrzehnt früher) vorfinden.
He [Friedman] argued for a “middle way” between the enemy of collectivism and the excesses of 19th-century liberalism. Victorian liberals failed to grasp that laissez-faire could produce over-mighty individuals, Friedman thought. The goal should not be laissez-faire, but market competition: this, he said, would protect men from each other.