Adversity is the best way to improve your performance.


Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malek El-Shabazz, was murdered on February 21, 1965.

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”

(unsourced)

Malcolm X, human rights activist (1925-1965)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Adversity is the true measure of your worth.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in April 1963.

“The ultimate measure of a man [or a player] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

(On being a good neighbor, Strength to Love, 1963)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Comfort and convenience

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Challenge and controversy

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By all means possible!

April 29, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

(What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,
speech to students at Barratt Junior High School,
Philadelphia, October 26, 1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

https://projects.seattletimes.com/mlk/index.html

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Will you choose Black or White?

White to move. Who will win?

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Do what you can with what you have.

April 15, 2018


Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life [or your situation] may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

(Stephen Hawking at an Oxford University Union speech, 2016)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White is in a challenging position.

You play white. It’s your turn to move. You can’t win, but you can reach a 6-5 score (:

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King, Hawking: kingdom of the mind

April 8, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Intelligence and longevity

March 25, 2018


Stephen Hawking in January 2015.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

(A Briefer History of Time, 2005)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence makes you live better and longer!

 
Young Stephen Hawking and his two sisters, Philippa and Mary.

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Stephen Hawking aged 12 in the garden of his St Alban’s home, Hertfordshire, Southern England.

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Stephen Hawking in the sixties with his first wife Jane Wilde.

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Stephen Hawking in his office at the University of Cambridge, 1982.

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Professor Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge..Photograph © Jason Bye.t: 07966 173 930.e: mail@jasonbye.com.w: http://www.jasonbye.com.

Stephen Hawking, mid-October 2012.

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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An abalonian interpretation:

During a game, you often have to face unexpected situations, whatever your ability to anticipate. When it happens, you need to adapt your strategy on the basis of this new data.

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Will, Knowledge and Freedom

March 11, 2018


Voltairine de Cleyre in Philadelphia, 1901 (age 35)
(picture from Wikimedia Commons)

“[…] for whatever was without, within my own Will was supreme. It has moved steadily in one direction, the knowledge and the assertion of its own liberty, with the responsibility falling thereon. This, I am sure, is the ultimate reason for my acceptance of Anarchism.”

(The Making of an Anarchist)

Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarcha-feminist (1866-1912)

 All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Symbol of the anarcha-feminism movement

Why so few girls and women play games like Chess, Go, or Abalone?

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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