“Becoming a part of a movement doesn’t help anybody think clearly so I distrust identity politics of all kinds. I think we should talk about specific issues whether it’s trade or guns or immigration or foreign interventions or abortion or anything else and we should reason honestly about them and I’m not the first person to notice that it’s pretty strange that knowing a person’s position on any one of these issues generally allows you to predict his position on the others. This shouldn’t happen some of these issues are totally unrelated why should a person’s attitude toward guns be predictive of his views on climate change or immigration or abortion and yet it almost certainly is in our society That’s the sign that people are joining tribes and movements right it’s not the sign of clear thinking.”
Waking Up With Sam Harris #45 – Ask Me Anything 5
“When they (the players) don’t get the message, don’t understand the message, it’s the coach’s problem, my problem. All the managers in the world, it doesn’t matter how good you are, if your players don’t understand what you are looking for or what you want, it makes no sense.”
Luke 6:32 – 6:36 NKJV
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
“I do remember one formative influence in my undergraduate life. There was an elderly professor in my department who had been passionately keen on a particular theory for, oh, a number of years, and one day an American visiting researcher came and he completely and utterly disproved our old man’s hypothesis. The old man strode to the front, shook his hand and said, “My dear fellow, I wish to thank you, I have been wrong these fifteen years”. And we all clapped our hands raw. That was the scientific ideal, of somebody who had a lot invested, a lifetime almost invested in a theory, and he was rejoicing that he had been shown wrong and that scientific truth had been advanced”
“You also have to be able to figure out how to share credit for your success with your inner team so that they feel a part of a mission. Basically, you want to create a reservoir of good feeling, and that involves not only acknowledging your errors but even shouldering the blame for the failures of some of your subordinates. Again and again, Lincoln took responsibility for what he did, and he shared responsibility for the mistakes of others, and so people became very loyal to him.”
Henry has revealed how in his early career, he would blame others for failing to pass to him, a trait that Wenger encouraged him to lose.
“One of the best [pieces of] advice I have received in my career was from Arsene, who told me: ‘Stop asking yourself the wrong question’,” the former Gunners striker told Unisport.
“What he means by that is, I would’ve said to myself: ‘Oh, he didn’t see me, oh, he didn’t pass me the ball.’ I would have always talked about you [the team-mate].
“Arsene said to me: ‘What could you have done for him to see you?’
“I was always aware of what can you do to help [the team-mate]. Instead of arguing, I’d try to find a way to make you better.”
Lex Luthor – “Hope truly does spring eternal. Properly manipulated, it is a far better motivator than fear.”
Starfire – “Human prudishness still baffles me. I will never fully comprehend how a society that is so intensely preoccupied with sex is equally cowed by nudity”
Batman – “There is a difference between you and me. we both looked into the abyss. but when it looked back at us, you blinked.”