P.S. by JD with “luck begins with hard work” or is the question is moot!


Let us face it that all quotes are based on proverbs so no need to quote somebody as the question is moot! JD Morris’s provocative statement for the day!

Today we launch our new blog posting P.S. by JD that based on my motto! My motto is “Say provocative statements (P.S.) that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!”  P.S. = Provocative Statement

I wrote an article for my MIT class about AI and used an AI tool called Grammarly to check for it being considered plagiarism. Some people are getting smart and know how to take credit for old sayings in the bible, chinses proverbs, etc. and sure enough, Grammarly pointed to possible sources. That leads to my favorite quote has issue and who should get credit?

Should you be able to bastardize a quote and call it yours?  Let me provide an example with my favorite quote that says “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more luck I have” and nobody knows the source of this quote.  As of today, I am claiming the saying “Luck begins with hard work” and you will need to sight me or my lawyers will be sending you letter and demanding payment (Joking Kinda).

Who said the original statement?  Grammarly did point me to quoteinvetingator.com that points to Thomas Jefferson and a ton of other people that most likely just bastardized a quote from the bible or Chinese proverb. The funny thing is one of Thomas Jefferson’s foundations said that he did not say that statement and should not be quoted. That leads the statement that everything said can be found in a proverb, so you do not need to quote me or anyone.  You be the judge based on this research that did not look at the old proverb for the source.  

Research on the quote:

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/21/luck-hard-work/

However, I say the question is moot!

Disclosure:  These are ideas of JD Morris alone.

Next P.S. on blog posting and the use of reblogging or reposting.

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Author: JD Morris

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