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Two Thoughts (8 - 14 January)
Sunday 8 January
Two thoughts from Dan Simmons:
“Any allegiance to a deity or concept or universal principal which put obedience above decent behavior toward an innocent human being evil. ”
“It no longer matters who consider themselves the masters of events. Events no longer obey their masters.”
Monday 9 January
Two thoughts from Charles C. Mann:
“It is always easy for those living in the present to feel superior to those who lived in the past.”
“Few things are more sublime or characteristically human than the cross-fertilization of cultures.”
Tuesday 10 January
Two thoughts from David E. Green:
“We're still family-owned, which keeps life a whole lot simpler. When my wife and kids and I decide to make a business move, we don't have to ask Wall Street about it.”
“Focus on people more than money.”
Wednesday 11 January
Two thoughts from Guruprasad Madhavan:
“The essence of a good technology is that it’s intuitive, and it evolves. Ideally, you don’t even want to know it’s there.”
"it is in the daily grind that the deeper pact between engineering and society plays out."
Thursday 12 January
Two thoughts from Theophrastus:
"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."
"An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle."
Friday 13 January
Two thoughts from Emily Esfahani Smith:
“Plenty of people have dreams, after all, but many do nothing to actually accomplish them.”
“The world isn’t just the way it is,” as Pi says. “It is how we understand it, no?”
Saturday 14 January
Two thoughts from Lynn Margulis:
“Life did not take over the world by combat, but by networking.”
“Evolution is no linear family tree, but change in the single multidimensional being that has grown to cover the entire surface of Earth.”
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