Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quote of the day....

[T]here is nothing more difficult to carry out, 

nor more doubtful of success, 

nor more dangerous to handle, 

than to initiate a new order of things.  

For the reformer has enemies in all those 

who profit by the old order, and 

only lukewarm defenders in all those

 who would profit by the new order.

-- Niccolo Machiavelli
(1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quote of the day........

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous 

and the storm terrible,

but they have never found these dangers 

sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

-- Vincent van Gogh.