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"The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is better informed" - old joke, unknown origin.

Oscar Wilde -

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much"
 
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

A witty saying proves nothing.

-Voltaire
 
"If being a big company means you're restricted from talking to your fans about the state of your games, then I guess that just means that's a [swear word] decision by that company."
- Cohh Carnage - 2nd Dec 2018

From the following Youtube video of his stream of X4 Foundations:
Source: https://youtu.be/kvW2xkkR0EA?t=131

He was talking about Bethesda in reply to a comment in chat.
 
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.
By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Make your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.
If, by chance, you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.


-William H. McRaven
 
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If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.
By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Make your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.
If, by chance, you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.


-William H. McRaven
So wise and true.

A beautiful lesson of modesty and humility.
 
If one meets a powerful person - Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates - ask them five questions:
What power have you got?
Where did you get it from?
In whose interests do you exercise it?
To whom are you accountable?
And how can we get rid of you?

Tony Benn


"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others."

Winston Churchill
 
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