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Vintage Quotes

A CNN analyst explains the current tactical exchanges in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
A CNN analyst explains the current tactical exchanges in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.  Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Unknown (disputed attribution)

When campaigning, be swift as the wind.

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

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Dire conditions in Venezuela have forced the medical community to resort to protests that would have previously been inconceivable.  Photograph courtesy of Federico Parra / AFP / Getty Images.
Dire conditions in Venezuela have forced the medical community to resort to protests that would have previously been inconceivable.  Photograph courtesy of Federico Parra / AFP / Getty Images.

 

A poem is a protest, a protest is a poem.

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers

 

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images.
Photograph courtesy of Getty Images.

 

Photograph courtesy of Atlas.
Photograph courtesy of Atlas.

 


†  This is the way I like to remember it.  Online sources note the dialogue as: “A petition is a poem, a poem is a petition.”, which in this case is provably not as memorable.

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Map of countries by percentage of population living in poverty. (Redder indicates more poverty.) Map by Peter Lonjers, 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_percentage_of_population_living_in_poverty
Map of countries by percentage of population living in poverty.  (Redder indicates more poverty.)  Map by Peter Lonjers, 2015.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_percentage_of_population_living_in_poverty

The people die fast when the money is slow.

Variant of a Song Lyric

Homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012. (Bluer indicates more homicides.) Map by Nikko2013, 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
Homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012.  (Bluer indicates more homicides.)  Map by Nikko2013, 2014.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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Considered by many to be the most expensive private home on Earth, Antilia has an estimated value of $1 billion.  Located in Mumbai, India, it boasts 3 helipads, a dedicated air traffic control center, 600 permanent staff members, and 6 stories of private parking.
Considered by many to be the most expensive private home on Earth, Antilia has an estimated value of $1 billion.  Located in Mumbai, India, it boasts 3 helipads, a dedicated air traffic control center, 600 permanent staff members, and 6 stories of private parking.

The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.

Edward Clarke

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The Impossible Escape: With 250-pound-plus Mark Hunt laying on top of him, and an Americana submission forcefully secured on his left arm, Fedor Emelianenko would defy reality and manage to escape.  He would later seize victory.  From PRIDE Shockwave 2006.
The Impossible Escape: With 250-pound-plus Mark Hunt laying on top of him, and an Americana submission forcefully secured on his left arm, Fedor Emelianenko would defy reality and manage to escape.  He would later seize victory.  From PRIDE Shockwave 2006.

 

A fight does not start with a referee asking if you’re ready.

Royce Gracie


†  This statement can be generalized to all of man’s struggles, not just physical altercations.