Aaron Ross quotes

  • It bothers me that the average fan, the average sportswriter for that matter, pays so much attention to what's in a box score. A box score does not properly represent the most important thing - team play. It shows some guy scoring 27 points, but it doesn't show that my 27-point man let his guy score 30.

  • It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing - a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.

  • It is interesting to observe that in the year 1935 the average individual's incurious attitude towards the phenomenon of the State is precisely what his attitude was toward the phenomenon of the Church in the year, say, 1500. It does not appear to have occurred to the Church-citizen of that day, any more than it occurs to the State-citizen of the present, to ask what sort of institution it was that claimed his allegiance.

  • It seems that I have spent my entire life trying to make life more rational and that it was all wasted effort.

  • You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.

  • Be afraid of a dignified man when he is hungry and a wicked man when his belly is full.

  • Vanity prevents improvement

  • Greed is permanent slavery

  • Pipelines are by far the safest way to transport petroleum. They are safer than tankers, safer than trucks, safer than rail.

  • I mean, our primary businesses in wholesale pipelines, utilities, retail, were all doing extremely well.

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