"What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature."
-Voltaire: Nov. 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778
Video Part 1: here.
Video Part 2: here.
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." -Voltaire
Born on this day in 1694; and left this earth in 1778...Voltaire was a defender of civil liberties, and the right to a fair trial. He was a member of the Loge des Neuf Soeurs (Lodge of the Nine Sisters) in Paris along with friend and fellow member Benjamin Franklin...
The wit & wisdom of Voltaire, completely tells the story of today..
Enter Quotes as apply... ;)
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." 2008.
"He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first." 2008.
"Better is the enemy of good." 2008.
Image:François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."
"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." 2008!
"It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind." 2008.
"He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked."2008.
"History should be written as philosophy."2008.
"Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?"1920!
"The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it."2008.
Kashkari explains once again to Dems... read.
Best Move: Ignore the Stock Market Until February:
Kessler explains that current volatility is less about fundamentals than forced selling, in his article: read.
Too bad we don't have Mr. Al Shatti (Dubai) to coach the Dem Congress: #
Mr. Al Shatti, also chairman of Commercial Bank of Kuwait, told Zawya Dow Jones that the plan aims to "stop the panic and boost the liquidity of investment companies." And says, "We are making various changes to the whole business model. We want Dubai to be the first place to rebound when the recovery starts." read.
AIG's Tax Dispute With U.S. Has Twist of Irony:
The IRS concern: Such transactions mean the U.S. is effectively subsidizing the lending of foreign banks through the tax break that gets shared by the U.S. company and the foreign bank. more.