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Thomas J. Sargent Quotes and Sayings

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There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would
misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections
of an entire class of models,
which of course they were not.
- Thomas J. Sargent

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

In the 1980s, there were occasions when it made sense to say,
'it is too difficult to maximize the likelihood function,
and besides if we do, it will blow our model out of the water.'
- Thomas J. Sargent

 

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger spells dANGER.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
- Agnetha Faltskog

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men,
but that men will begin to think like computers.
- Sydney J. Harris

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians.
- Pauline Hanson

War is the province of danger.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret.
- Stuart Symington

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at
home is to be charged to the provisions against danger,
real or pretended, from abroad.
- James Madison

In truth, men speak too much of danger.
- Jose Marti

I've always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high,
but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle.
- Peter Scott

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

McGovern is so far left that he is in danger of falling off the earth.
- John G. Schmitz

The sense of danger is never, perhaps,
so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
- Arthur Helps

I think the world is full of evil people.
I think in some ways we're in more danger now than before.
- Dean Koontz

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only
in dangers which affect themselves,
but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
- Jean Paul

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating
into a medieval study hall.
- Vince Lombardi

The European model is in danger if we obliterate the
principle of personal responsibility.
- Jacques Delors

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial;
but if honest,
and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead
to full establishment of the truth.
- Ambrose Bierce

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away,
for expedience, and by parts.
- Edmund Burke

I think the enemy is self-censorship.
In a free society the biggest danger is that you're
afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
- Tim Robbins

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger,
except in its absolute effect - in terror.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The curious are always in some danger.
If you are curious you might never come home.
- Jeanette Winterson

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority
may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
- James Madison

One ought never to turn one's back
on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
- Winston Churchill

In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the
rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein.
- Elizabeth Dole

I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes.
I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers,
though I didn't know it at the time.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised.
He doesn't necessarily want what he's written,
although we'll do what he's written.
He likes the danger of acting.
- David Morse

There are times when I flick through magazines and
think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.
- Brian May

Safety's just danger, out of place.
- Harry Connick, Jr.

It is very difficult to get legislation passed.
But then the danger always is that you have no power
at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

The actual danger is nothing, and the positive advantages very great.
- William John Wills

Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our
efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region.
They fight not for their country, but rather against ours.
- Paul Gillmor

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

We need not renounce the use of conventional force.
We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger
that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the
world's dreadful injustice.
- Jules Renard

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread,
but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
- Simone Weil

The commission members themselves were never briefed on Able Danger.
- Curt Weldon

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves
with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
- Mark Rutherford

To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions,
in order to avoid erring in our own judgment,
is but to exchange one danger for another.
- Richard Whately

Why should one U.S.
airman give up his life when our national security
is not in imminent danger?
- Sean Hannity

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison;
there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour.
The past is for inspiration, not imitation,
for continuation, not repetition.
- Israel Zangwill

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
- Pierre Corneille

When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter


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