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It doesn’t matter what your probability of failure is. If there’s a 90% chance of failure, there’s a 10% chance of changing the world.

I have a surprising perspective that is almost nothing that is not open to technology innovation.

We are now in an economy of ideas. If you build a great search engine, you make $50 billion.

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Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood….     Jeff Bezos

A degree of foolishness is essential to entrepreneurship……    Vinod Khosla

The more diverse your education, the more likely you will learn how to learn……    Vinod Khosla @ MIT

Those who appear to be liberal evoke even more suspicion than those who are liberal……   Machiavelli

In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all the biological sciences combined… Vinod Khosla

A good leader stirs shit up when things get comfy, and provides cover when the pressure’s on…. Stefan Klocek

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun ….. Katherine Hepburn

Rules are for fools to follow and the smart to consider….  Unknown

“The key to making great investments is to assume that the past is wrong, and to do something that’s not part of the past, to do something entirely differently,” ….  Don Valentine

“Creativity is not the game preserve of artists, but an intrinsic feature of all human activity.” …..    unknown

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” …..   Albert Einstein

life only makes sense looking backward, but is lived going forward”; punditry is poorer than thoughtful ….

We learn the most from those we have the least in common …..

Almost nobody gets what they deserve, and almost everybody should be grateful for that……

When something bad happens to you, don’t ask “Why me, Lord?”, because it makes Me look bad in front of the angels….. GOD

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Never Depend on a single income, make investments to create a second source.

If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.

Do not save what is left after spending,  but spend what is left after saving.

Never test the depth of a river with both feet.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket

Honesty is a very expensive gift, do not expect it from cheap people.

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Some facts of Thomas Jefferson’s life  from a forwarded email.  Strongly felt these facts and some quotable quotes need to be captured for future reference.

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wyth.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ” and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions which became the basis of ‘States Rights’

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello.

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws, and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.” — ThomasJefferson

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretence of taking care of them.” — ThomasJefferson

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — ThomasJefferson

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”– Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

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“The graveyards are full of indispensable men”  – Charles De Gaulle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit” – Aristotle

“Life is what happens, while you’re busy making other plans” ~ John Lennon

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Quotes This Week : 20-02-2010

“It is dangerous to be right on a subject on which the established authorities are wrong.” — Voltaire

(via Asit) With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
– Malcolm Forbes

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Quotes this week 10/12/2009

(via Asit Wagle) Tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get one round to play…. Ben Hogan.

Today is human rights day ….

Gandhi perceived that freedom could not be sustained without fighting against poverty – the biggest violator of human rights.

In a letter to Julian Huxley Gandhi writes: “I learned from my illiterate but wise mother that all rights (duties) to deserve and preserve come from duty well done. Thus, the very right to live accrues to us when we perform duty of citizenship of the world. From this fundamental statement, perhaps it is easy enough to define the duties of man and woman and co-relate every right to some corresponding duty to be first performed”.

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