Thursday, September 28, 2006

Quote of the day

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

--Ecclesiastes 9:11


antiprincess said...


needed it.

Jean said...

And there it is...

Sly Civilian said...

Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.

Sure feels like it today.

Alon Levy said...

Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.

Unsane said...

excellent! A good antidote to the right wing pleb's concept: "If ya so good why you not the king!?"

JackGoff said...

Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a
theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those
who are cold and are not clothed. This world in
arms is not spending money alone. It is spending
the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its
scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not
a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the
clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross
of iron.

- Dwight Eisenhower

Stupid neocon bastards.

lilcollegegirl said...

Hmm, strange how sometimes chance is comforting at times, but also terrifying. Sometimes I still wish I believed in Fate.

antiprincess said...

eisenhower said that?

JackGoff said...


The Minstrel Boy said...

while it is true indeed, that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, that is how the smart money bets.