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Lowell Boggs  ·  user since 2009

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Comment#  ·   Fair (42 ratings)  ·  submitted 2010 by lboggs

There is no opinion so ridiculous that at least one American does not hold it.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer's mother

Comment#  ·   Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 2010 by lboggs

Failure begins not when you are beaten down but when you give up.

Lowell Boggs, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 2009 by lboggs

All luck is bad. Bad luck is obviously bad, but good luck fools you into thinking that you did something right.

, in Work and Recreation and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 2009 by lboggs

Its even harder to soar with the eagles if turkeys are standing on your wings.

Lowell Boggs, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 2009 by lboggs

Mediocrity is its own reward: you get what you give.

Lowell Boggs, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Most Recent Comments by lboggs

CommentMinor rewording suggestion  ·  posted 2009 by lboggs

The idea is excellent, but in the statement there is a mismatch between the plurality of cynicism and "ashes". Perhaps one of these minor rewordings:

1. Cynicism is the ash of belief.
2. In the ashes of our belief, we find only cynicism

Just a thought.

CommentMaybe Thomas Acquinas  ·  posted 2009 by lboggs

Sounds vaguely like Thomas Acquinas. Didn't he write that God will always behave logically because otherwise how could we understand Him enough to worship Him?

Actually there is (false) proof that 1 + 1 = 2. A hidden divide by zero pops up in the middle and most people will not catch it. Of course, now that we have the internet, the falseness of this proof should be known to most people interested in mathematical puzzles....