Rationality Quotes 20

“For ev­ery stock you buy, there is some­one sel­l­ing you that stock. What is it that you know that they don’t? What is it that they know, that you don’t? Who has the edge? If it’s not you, chances are you are go­ing to lose money on the deal.”
-- Mark Cuban

“If you have two choices, choose the harder. If you’re try­ing to de­cide whether to go out run­ning or sit home and watch TV, go run­ning. Prob­a­bly the rea­son this trick works so well is that when you have two choices and one is harder, the only rea­son you’re even con­sid­er­ing the other is laz­i­ness. You know in the back of your mind what’s the right thing to do, and this trick merely forces you to ac­knowl­edge it.”
-- Paul Gra­ham

“Never at­tribute to mal­ice that which can be ad­e­quately ex­plained by stu­pidity.”
-- Han­lon’s Razor

“I di­vide my officers into four classes; the clever, the lazy, the in­dus­tri­ous, and the stupid. Each officer pos­sesses at least two of these qual­ities. Those who are clever and in­dus­tri­ous are fit­ted for the high­est staff ap­point­ments. Use can be made of those who are stupid and lazy. The man who is clever and lazy how­ever is for the very high­est com­mand; he has the tem­per­a­ment and nerves to deal with all situ­a­tions. But who­ever is stupid and in­dus­tri­ous is a men­ace and must be re­moved im­me­di­ately!”
-- Gen­eral Kurt von Ham­mer­stein-Equord

“There’s no such thing as a hu­man who doesn’t com­mit sin. It’s not like the world is di­vided into sin­ners and the in­no­cent. There are only peo­ple who can and who can­not atone for their sins.”
-- Ciel

“Sim­ple stu­pidity is never enough. Peo­ple need to pile stu­pidity on stu­pidity on stu­pidity.”
-- Mark C. Chu-Carroll