By rickColosimo / November 23, 2010 /

“And hanging crooked above his desk is a cheap black frame that contains an inspirational quote that has been attributed to Calvin Coolidge. Under the heading PRESS ON, it reads:” Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;…

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Don’t hoard quotes

By rickColosimo / November 22, 2010 /

I recently saw this Lifehacker post on, which is a standalone website that will collect and keep quotes that you like. It allows for tagging quotes and the [now-obligatory] ability to share on Twitter or Facebook. But to/for me, this is the wrong approach! Why hoard quotes that are meaningful to you? Aren’t they…

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Two quotes: stupidity versus malice.

By rickColosimo / November 18, 2010 /

Here are two related quotes that resurfaced in my life today (well, one did and that always makes me think of the second): Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. -Hanlon’s Razor The related quote tracks the famous Clarke’s [Third] Law: Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice. -Grey’s Law…

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Quote – my writing style

By rickColosimo / November 5, 2010 /

I wonder if there’s a WordPress plugin to count all the parentheses in my blog posts. Quotation of the Day: A picturesque talent will express itself in concrete images; a genial nature will smile in pleasant turns and innuendoes; a rapid, unhesitating, imperious mind will deliver its quick incisive phrases; a full, deliberating mind will…

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