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Quotes on DISCERNMENT
"The first rule of holes: When you're in one, stop digging."
— Molly Ivans
"Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition."
— Henry Mintzberg
Researcher McGill University
"Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!"
"Get to know two things about a man - how he earns his money and how be spends it - and you have the clue to his character, for you have a searchlight that shows up the innermost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to know about his standards, his motives, his driving desires, and his real religion."
— Robert J. McCracken
"One who returns to a place sees it with new eyes. Although the place may not have changed, the viewer inevitably has. For the first time things invisible before become suddenly visible."
— Louis L'Amour
"Opportunities are seldom labeled."
— John A. Shedd
"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning."
— Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
— Niccolo Machiavelli
"The kinds of nets we know how to weave determine the kinds of nets we cast. These nets, in turn, determine the kinds of fish we catch.."
— Elliot Eisner, Cognition and Curriculum
"90% of everything is garbage!"
— Theodore Sturgeon
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."
— Isak Dinesen
"Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness."
— Marshall McLuhan
"To pursue a man effectively, it is best to begin with his thinking."
— Louis L'Amour
Last of the Breed
"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
— Abraham Lincoln