The chief duty I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
Hail thy brother’s boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
—Thomas Szasz (Hungarian Psychiatrist)
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
—Walter Bagehot (English Businessperson)
The best rules to form a young man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others’ that deserve it.
Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don’t have to manage them.
—Jack Welch (American Businessperson)
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.
—Owen D. Young (American Businessperson)
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