conventionality

A Quote by Richard Koch on conventionality and wisdom

Conventional wisdom is not to put all of your eggs in one basket. 80/20 wisdom is to choose a basket carefully, load all your eggs into it, and then watch it like a hawk.

Richard Koch

Source: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on conventionality and soul

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on belief, conventionality, decisions, environment, limits, past, people, vision, and wisdom

Create a vision and never let the environment, other people's beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Thorstein Verblen on conventionality, labor, and wealth

Abstention from labor is the conventional evidence of wealth and is therefore the conventional mark of social standing.

Thorstein Verblen

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on ability, business, conventionality, economics, people, success, and survival

The success and ultimately the survival of every business, large or small, depends in the last analysis on its ability to develop people. This ability is not measured by any of our conventional yardsticks of economic success; yet, is the final measurement.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: Perspective, A Topical Letter for DPD (IBM) Management, 12/23/68.

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A Quote by John Neville Figgis on character, christ, contempt, conventionality, faith, fatherhood, happiness, hatred, losing, love, men, past, religion, sentimentality, simplicity, and tears

Men have, for the most part, done with lamenting their lost faith. Sentimental tears over the happy, simple Christendom of their fathers are a thing of the past. They are proclaiming now their contempt for Christ's character, and their disgust at the very name of love. Scorn and hatred, difference and division, must be more than ever our lot, if we would be the followers of Christ in these days. Conventional religion and polite unbelief are gone forever.

John Neville Figgis

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on conventionality, jobs, pain, and thinking

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Barrymore on conventionality and death

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)

Source: last words

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A Quote by Harish-Chandra on belief, caution, certainty, conflict, conventionality, discovery, experience, imagination, intuition, knowledge, roles, and wisdom

I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience, on the one hand, and imagination or intuition, on the other, in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two, and knowledge, by advocating caution, tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore, a certain naivete, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.

Harish-Chandra (1923 - 1983)

Source: R. Langlands, "Harish-Chandra," Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 31 (1985)

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