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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: President
Nation: American
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The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

Tags: Friendship, Sunshine, Trust

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.

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In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.

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Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

Tags: Book, Future, True

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.

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I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

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Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

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I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't.

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Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.

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My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.

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Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.

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I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again.

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If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

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Let us have peace.

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I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

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If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.

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No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.

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There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.

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Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.

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I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

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It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.

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I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

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There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

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I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

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Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

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I am dying with the help of too many physicians.

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A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.

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Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

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I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

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How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

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I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.

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I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.

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If you're afraid of inflation, I think - and if you can bring yourself to have a long horizon - and when I say long, I mean ten to 20 years, not the usual ten to 20 weeks - that locking up resources in the ground is a terrific idea.

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If you're saying something that people don't want to hear or accept, a significant proportion of them will reply with hostility. Not because they know the facts, or because they have researched it themselves, but because they're so psychologically involved in believing good news that they will oppose it with a reflex.

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Investment bubbles and high animal spirits do not materialize out of thin air. They need extremely favorable economic fundamentals together with free and easy, cheap credit, and they need it for at least two or three years. Importantly, they also need serial pleasant surprises in such critical variables as global GNP growth.

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Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it's overcoming the facts.

Tags: Change, Government, Leadership

Low-cost, high-grade coal, oil and natural gas - the backbone of the Industrial Revolution - will be a distant memory by 2050. Much higher-cost remnants will still be available, but they will not be able to drive our growth, our population and, most critically, our food supply as before.

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Market timing, by the way, is a tag some buy-and-hold investors use to put down anything that involves using your brain. These are the same people who like to watch the locomotive coming and get run down in the name of discipline.

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One day we will have more inflation, and our bonds will bleed like a pig. The only reason for buying long bonds is short-term or as a desperate haven for terrorized investors. But the potential to make longer-term real money is naught.

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The language 'It's too late' is very unsuitable for most environmental issues. It's too late for the dodo and for people who've starved to death already, but it's not too late to prevent an even bigger crisis. The sooner we act on the environment, the better.

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The market is incredibly inefficient and capable on rare occasions of being utterly dysfunctional. And people have a really hard time getting their brain around that fact. They want to believe that it's approximately efficient almost all the time, and it simply isn't true.

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The only investable idea I have real confidence in is farming and forestry. My family owns some forest, and now we're closing on a farm. Make the farming more sustainable and the forestry more sustainable, and everyone benefits.

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The world is using up its natural resources at an alarming rate, and this has caused a permanent shift in their value. We all need to adjust our behavior to this new environment. It would help if we did it quickly.

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Think how weird profit margins are: We've got high unemployment and financial crises - and world record profit margins. People think the American market is very cheap. We don't. The market quite incorrectly gives full credit to today's earnings.

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We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.

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We used to live in a world where the price of resources came down steadily, and now the world has changed. You have a great mismatch between finite resources and exponential population growth.

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When it comes to portfolios, my personal advice is for anyone who can, put money into forestry or farmland. Long term, you would probably never come near their returns in the stock market. In the world that I see, land is golden.

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You don't get rewarded for taking risk; you get rewarded for buying cheap assets. And if the assets you bought got pushed up in price simply because they were risky, then you are not going to be rewarded for taking a risk; you are going to be punished for it.

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At least us old men remember what a real bear market is like, and the young men haven't got a clue.

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By background I'm both a Quaker and a Yorkshireman, which I like to call double jeopardy.

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Capitalism believes that its remit is exclusively to make maximum short-term profits.

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Equities are boring; bonds are disgusting.

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I consider most of the talent in the financial world to be suboptimal. It could be better placed earning its living in the real world.

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I have an eccentric view on commodities not necessarily shared by my colleagues - or by almost anybody. And that is, we're running out of everything.

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I like to be right. I try not to miss the big ideas, forget the little ones, and try to get them right. End of job description.

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I think I'm right-brained, incapable of managing my way out of a brown paper bag.

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I would say that financial markets are very inefficient, and capable of extremes of being completely dysfunctional.

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Modern agriculture has been accurately described as a way of turning oil into food. As the price of oil continues to rise, so will the price of food.

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Remember that history always repeats itself. Every great bubble in history has broken. There are no exceptions.

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The stock market is overpriced. Everything is overpriced. Junk is king.

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There is no single theory that is used in economics that considers the finite nature of resources. It's shocking.

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We live on a finite planet. We have finite resources, and we're running out of good, arable land.

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You can't run the economy on BMWs alone. If the average person is in a pickle, how do you have a healthy economy?

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Americans are just about the worst at dealing with long-term problems, down there with Uzbekistan, but they respond to a market signal better than almost anyone. They roll the dice bigger and quicker than most.

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As a professional, you can afford to pick some stocks and be wrong about a few of them. To keep your job, you cannot take the risk of being seen to be wrong about the 'big picture' for very long.

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Battering down solar cells on the roofs of Wal-Marts in California. I think that will be some of the highest-return investments that anyone ever makes.

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Bubbles have quite a few things in common, but housing bubbles have a spectacular thing in common, and that is every one of them is considered unique and different.

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Capitalism does millions of things better than the alternatives. It balances supply and demand in an elegant way that central planning has never come close to.

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History speaks pretty clearly that the markets do better with Democrats. Republicans' ideas of what constitutes fiscal responsibility simply are not good for the stock market. Democrats have many tendencies, but one of them is to look after the workers, and actually that tends to be good for demand and good for markets.

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I don't mind the government accruing debts as long as every dollar is spent effectively with a high return. That works out fine. If you accumulate debts and waste your money, that's, of course, a disaster.

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I find the parallels between how some investors refuse to recognise the trends and our reaction to some of our environmental challenges very powerful. There is an unwillingness to process unpleasant data.

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I think the Fed is not designed to have effective tools to deal with the economy. It should settle for just controlling the money supply. And - if it insists, it can worry about inflation.

Tags: Economy, Money, Worry

If there's unemployment, having the government help reduce that unemployment, increase employment directly is a pretty good idea. It's not driving out competition; it's not crowding out.

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