An Italian philosopher said that “time was his estate” an estate indeed which will produce nothing without cultivation, but will always abundantly repay the labors of industry, and generally satisfy the most extensive desires, if no part of it be suffered to lie in waste by negligence, to be overrun with noxious plants, or laid out for show rather than for use.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
—Warren Bennis (American Scholar)
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren’t grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
—Albert Schweitzer (French Theologian)
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
—Moliere (French Playwright)
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
—Martin Luther (German Protestant Theologian)
If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors.
—Mignon McLaughlin (American Journalist)