Sugavanesh Balasubramanian

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Book cover for Foundation's Edge (Foundation, #4)
Her speeches did not stir men’s minds, nor did she have a gift for the dramatic gesture, but she had a capacity for making quiet decisions and sticking by them as long as she was convinced she was right.
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George S. Patton Jr.
“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”
George Patton
tags: glory

Richard P. Feynman
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”
Richard P. Feynman

Eckhart Tolle
“Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Neil Postman
“Typography fostered the modern idea of individuality, but it destroyed the medieval sense of community and integration”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Richard P. Feynman
“Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn't a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!”
Richard P. Feyman

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