Sunday, March 11, 2012

Collection

Here is a small collection of other people's words. I have many such small collections. They serve me well in times when my own words run out.

"The threat of execution is more powerful than the execution of threat." — Aron Nimzovich

"Never show surprise, never show fear, never even pretend to take anything seriously." — Jon Courtenay Grimwood

"Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do." — Savielly Tartakower

"When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated. God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another." — John Donne, Meditation XVII

"Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear." — Milo Sweetman

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Blogger Albrecht Morningblade said...

Strangely, I've been living by Grimwood's words without realizing it all my working life.

: )

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:59:00 pm  

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