It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.
Gerald R. Ford