Friday, May 22, 2009

Quotes of the day

... the children who [struggled with delaying gratification], seemed more likely to have behavioral problems, both in school and at home. They got lower S.A.T. scores. They struggled in stressful situations, often had trouble paying attention, and found it difficult to maintain friendships. The child who could wait fifteen minutes had an S.A.T. score that was, on average, two hundred and ten points higher than that of the kid who could wait only thirty seconds.--Jonah Lehrer

The administration has found that it's easy to receive applause in Europe for closing Guantanamo, but it's tricky to come up with an alternative that will serve the interest of justice and America's national security.--Dick Cheney

Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.--Thomas Sowell

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