QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLES

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All Quotations / Quotations from W. R. Inge

Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.

Best Quotations

"Minds are like parachutes they work best when open."

Lord Thomas Dewar
"We must use time as a tool, not as a couch."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money."

Horace
"There are two main reasons that caused mainstream economists and financial media to miss the financial crisis of 2008. The first is the NIH (Not Invented Here) bias, which is an organizational phenomenon manifested as an unwillingness to adopt an idea because it originates from unknown outsiders. It is a form of social cognition bias that leads to errors in group judgments such as missing on new opportunities or risks. The second reason is a cognition bias known as the Confirmation Bias which is the tendency to search for, filter in, or interpret information in a way that confirms existing preconceptions. The Confirmation Bias is recognized as an individual cognition bias, but when met with (NIH) bias it appears to develop into a social bias very similar to the Groupthink syndrome."

Med Jones
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things."

Niccolo Machiavelli