Words Of Wisdom

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:59 PM

In response to 21-year-old FT intern Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird’s moving op-ed on the difficulty of navigating life as a disabled person, commenter Frag shared some personal advice: https://www.ft.com/content/4e212b28-0214-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1 I have been on a wheelchair for 25 years now (I am 55) and I would suggest to you the following:

By admin on 05/16/2019 9:53 PM

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear—George Orwell A college is its faculty. If you tell students that they are number one, then they will run the place. They are not number one. They are guests, subsidized by the state, and lucky to spend time with faculty like […]

By admin on 04/15/2019 11:59 PM

Steve Jobs: “I didn’t see it see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”

By admin on 03/02/2019 5:46 AM

From the March 8, 2019 WSJ Mary Anastasia O’Grady Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin: “Rent control in Venezuela dates to 1939 but was not enforced until August 1960 by Betancourt when he passed a new rent-control law with prohibitions on eviction. Since then ‘not one apartment building has been built.’” Swedish economist Carl Assar Lindbeck […]

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:23 AM

Money giving is a very good criterion . . . of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. –Karl A. Menninger, Founder of the Menninger Psychoanalytic institute. Health care is being converted from a social service to an economic commodity, sold in the marketplace and distributed on the basis of who […]

By admin on 01/03/2019 3:41 AM

He who moves not forward goes backward. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth. –Eleanor Roosevelt If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere. –Henry Kissinger It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy. –Steve Jobs We are […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 4:08 AM

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. —Chinese proverb Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. –Samuel Johnson One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. –Marie Curie Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 4:02 AM

A Specialist is one who knows more and more about less and less. –William J. Mayo. A Medical Chest specialist is long-winded about the short winded. If you have more surgeons, you’ll get more surgery. If you have more internists, you’ll get more lab tests. –John Wennberg. Dermatologist make rash judgments. –Patricia Majewski. A males […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:50 PM

Definition: adult female humans; the distaff side; formerly the weaker sex; the ladies; the first improvement on man; the female of the species; “the last thing civilized by man (George Meredith); the eternal feminine.               Quotations: . . . Can’t live with them, or without them. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 411 B.C. A sufficient measure of civilization […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:43 PM

Although Abraham Lincoln and Nikita Khrushchev’s beliefs on liberty, religion, and economics were radically different, on one important issue they offered similarly prophetic statements. “We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.” –Nikita Khrushchev “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our […]