- Do I
know I'm right? Judgements aren't the same as facts. Instinct
is not science. I'm like any other human being, as fallible
and as capable of being wrong. I only know what I believe.
Blair # Belief,
executives, many scientists, and almost all business school
graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give
you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong.
The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
de Bono # Research,
- The need
to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas.
It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong
than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
de Bono # Idea,
- War is
always the worst solution; it should only be used in extreme
Chirac # War,
- You know
the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets
a chance to have their fair say.
Clinton # America,
- I mean
I'm not smarter than the market, but I can recognize a good
tape and a bad tape. I recognize when it's right and when
it's wrong and that's what my strength is.
Cramer # Stock
- We are
all wrong so often that it amazes me that we can have any
conviction at all over the direction of things to come. But
Cramer # Wrong,
- I wish
it grew on trees, but it takes hard work to make money.
Cramer # Stock
I go on a ride, I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the
thing and how it can be improved.
Disney # Thinking,
you're the first person whose beliefs are different from what
everyone else believes, you're basically saying, "I'm
right, and everyone else is wrong." That's a very unpleasant
position to be in. It's at once exhilarating and at the same
time an invitation to be attacked.
Ellison # Belief,
- You do
not think you live in a real democracy, because still you
have a special type of government department like the Intelligence
service that are above the law. You cannot invoke them, they
can do anything and they still do.
Al-Fayed # Democracy,
- My point
was that the war was intrinsically wrong, and as a result
of our participation we haven't improved Australia's security
but created a greater danger at home and abroad.
Hawke # War,
- We want
these assets to be productive. We buy them. We own them. To
say we care only about the short term is wrong. What I care
about is seeing these assets in the best hands.
Icahn # Improvement,
some exceptions, the wrong people are running U.S. companies.
It's been that way for years, and it hasn't gotten much better.
Icahn # Wrong,
are not investing in trying to figure out what theyve
done wrong. Thats not an accident. They dont want
Kahneman # Business,
- The last
thing I would have ever expected to happen to me in my life
would be that, in fact, I would be accused of doing something
wrong and maybe even something criminal.
Lay # Expectations,
- I am
naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is
wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel.
Lincoln # Wrong,
- If a
stock doesn't act right don't touch it; because, being unable
to tell precisely what is wrong, you cannot tell which way
it is going. No diagnosis, no prognosis. No prognosis, no
Livermore # Stock
my point of view, the investors are the big gamblers. They
make a bet, stay with it, and if all goes wrong, they lose
Livermore # Investing,
- If things
go wrong with Russia, do not bow down (to it), do not whine
and weep, seek fortune in a different part of the globe.
Lukashenko # Russia,
will be days when we don't do everything right-days when our
thinking is negative. But never stop trying.
Meyer # Thinking,
- We all
need to start making some changes to how our families eat.
Now, everyone loves a good Sunday dinner. Me included. And
there's nothing wrong with that. The problem is when we eat
Sunday dinner Monday through Saturday.
Obama # Family,
is not a success-only journey. Even the best-laid plans sometimes
must be altered and changed. Be open to input and consider
any potentially viable alternative. Be willing to be wrong
and be willing to start over.
- In the
United States, you first elect the electors and then they
vote for the presidential candidates. In Russia, the president
is elected through the direct vote of the whole population.
That might be even more democratic.
Putin # America,
- If you
are a Christian, you are in danger. Even if you are an atheist,
you are in danger, and if you decide to convert to Islam,
this will not save you, either, because traditional Islam
is inimical to the conditions and objectives set by the terrorists.
Putin # Religion,
have it wrong in asking if Schroeder favors Britain over France,
or France over Britain. Schroeder favors Germany. That is
what we all have to understand.
Schroeder # Politics,
especially people in positions of power.. have invested a
tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they
are. They really don't want to hear that we're on the wrong
path, that we've got to shift gears and start thinking differently.
Suzuki # Leaders,
- I'm always
open for people saying I'm wrong because most of the time
William # Wrong
- All these
questions about do you want to be king? It's not a question
of wanting to be, it's something I was born into and it's
my duty. . . . Wanting is not the right word. But those stories
about me not wanting to be king are all wrong.
William # Wrong,
- We can
always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus
on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right.
Williamson # Thinking,
- I believe
in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being
a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just
teaches us to believe in Allah as the God.
X # Belief,
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