John H. Sununu quotes

  • Nature will eventually do what nature has always done. It will respond in a self-stabilizing manner over the long term with moderate variability over multi-decade periods and with occasional significant variability over the short term.
    -- John H. Sununu

    #Self #Long #Done

  • The educational process should not be one of homogenizing. It should be one of encouraging excellence... when we fail to make financial aid depend upon performance, we eliminate the incentive to excellence.
    -- John H. Sununu

    #Education #Excellence #Incentives

  • But waiting for 'eventually' to prove the alarmists wrong is not the wisest course of action. Unfullfillable ambitions to stifle growth will devastate a world trying to deal with the complexities of economics, stability, and the environment. Quality of life depends on access to energy. Noble intentions about 'C02-free' sources of energy are not sufficient, if their agenda of eliminating coal as a source, and turning their back on nuclear, are allowed to be part of our near-term policies.
    -- John H. Sununu

    #Ambition #Waiting #Growth

  • I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.

  • The principles of logic and mathematics are true universally simply because we never allow them to be anything else. And the reason for this is that we cannot abandon them without contradicting ourselves, without sinning against the rules which govern the use of language, and so making our utterances self-stultifying. In other words, the truths of logic and mathematics are analytic propositions or tautologies.

  • Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.

  • The guys who stick around are the smartest guys and the guys who are the most self-driven. You have to have drive. The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.

  • When we asked Pooh what the opposite of an Introduction was, he said "The what of a what?" which didn't help us as much as we had hoped, but luckily Owl kept his head and told us that the Opposite of an Introduction, my dear Pooh, was a Contradiction; and, as he is very good at long words, I am sure that that's what it is.

  • When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

  • I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.

  • What we have done in the past is not sufficient now to prepare our youth.

  • Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

  • I do films that I like. I have done comedy, romance, everything, and I always like to do it differently from the previous ones.

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