Die Präventionsmedizin kennt keine Helden. War sie erfolgreich, beklagen sich alle über zu rigorose Massnahmen. War sie nicht erfolgreich, wird den Verantwortlichen Inkompetenz vorgeworfen (oder Schlimmeres).
In diesem Sinne: Nörgler, Besserwisser und Aluhüte: Klappe halten.
Müsste dieser Blog eigentlich heissen, denn ich schreibe schon lange nicht mehr, ich zitieren bloss noch schlaue Menschen.
Aber immerhin. Besser als nichts, ist man versucht zu sagen.
Obwohl. Schweigen wäre noch besser.
Noch so ein Knuth Zitat mit Tiefgang:
A person’s success in life is determined by having a high minimum, not a high maximum. If you can do something really well but there are other things at which you’re failing, the latter will hold you back. But if almost everything you do is up there, then you’ve got a good life. And so I try to learn how to get through things that others find unpleasant.
I write an average of five new programs every week. Poets have to write poems. I have to write computer programs.
Be fast. Have no regrets. You must be the first mover. The virus will always get you if you don’t move quickly. […] If you need to be right before you move, you will never win. Perfection is the enemy of the good when it comes to emergency management. Speed trumps perfection. […] The greatest error is not to move. The greatest error is to be paralysed by the fear of failure.
That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.