What Really Makes Us Tick

I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

— James Thurber


Finding Inspiration

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

Quote for the Week of 03/20/2007

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

— George S. Patton

Quote for the Week of 02/17/2007

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indespensible.

— Dwight Eisenhower

Quote for the Week of 01/03/2007

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue

— Greek Proverb

The Definition of Finance

Money is a good servant, but a poor master

— Unknown