Posts Tagged ‘goodquote’

On the Origin of Certain Quotable ‘African Proverbs’

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

9 unforgettable quotes by James Mattis – POLITICO

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

The Eisenhower Method For Taking Action (How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks)

Sunday, April 14th, 2019


“A lot of things that take up mental energy, waste time, and rarely move you toward your goals can easily be eliminated if you apply the Eisenhower Principle. It’s a simple decision-making tool you can use right now. It’s meant to help you question whether an action is really necessary.

You can only benefit from the Eisenhower Method if you can commit yourself to making radical categorization of your daily tasks. This Method requires that you group your tasks and activities into four priorities.

Priority 1 tasks are both urgent and important.
Priority 2 tasks are important but not urgent.
Priority 3 tasks are urgent but not important.
Priority 4 tasks are neither urgent nor important”

The Eisenhower Method For Taking Action (How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks) via Instapaper


The Presidency: The Hardest Job in the World – The Atlantic

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Good quotes:
Hoover noted, “When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer; and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.”

There’s just too much to do. Instead, presidents should follow Calvin Coolidge’s model. “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business,” he said. …
Can one person handle all this? In 1955, former President Herbert Hoover completed a review—his second—of executive-branch efficiency and suggested the addition of an administrative vice president to help the overloaded president. (The existing vice president was apparently already too busy.) Hoover’s report was issued a few months before President Eisenhower had his first heart attack. It was the fifth heart attack or stroke to hit a current or former president since the Wilson administration ended, in 1921. This caused the columnist Walter Lippmann to wonder whether the job was too much for one man to bear. Addressing the “intolerable strain” on the president, Lippmann wrote, “The load has become so enormously greater … because of the wars of this century, because of the huge growth of the American population, of the American economy, and of American responsibilities.”