I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
The law detains both man and woman
Who steal the goose from off the common
But lets the greater felon loose
Who steals the common from the goose
What a powerful way to end a letter addressed to a racist clergymen:
“Let us all hope that the dark coulds of racial prejudce will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant starts of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
Yours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood,
Martin Luther King, Jr”
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”— Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.”
“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”- - Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project
“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”— Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
“But what is it good for?” — Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip
“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”— Bill Gates,1981
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,” — Western Union internal memo, 1876
“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”— David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s
“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible,”— A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,”— Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy,”— Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859
“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”- - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,” — Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France
“Everything that can be invented has been invented,”— Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899
“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.”— Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University
“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.” — the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox
“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”— Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse , 1872
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
In a certain sense, of course, we are harvesting here only what the founder of this fashion has sown, since we are naturally already in that “long run” in which he knew he would be dead.
Too much time on our hands for desires
Creates a playground for man’s many passions however vile.
Rulers took advantage of...