It’s the new management’s job to look at the world as it changes, and how do we look at change and take advantage of change, rather than put our head in the ground.
—Sanford I. Weill (American Financier, Philanthropist)
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed—my dearest pleasure when free.
—Mary Shelley (English Novelist)
Two things are bad for the heart—running up stairs and running down people.
—Bernard M. Baruch (American Financier)
Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.
—Albert Schweitzer (French Theologian)
Obvious things escape attention because attention is drawn to what it wants to see, or what it thinks makes the biggest difference, which often isn’t the obvious things because obvious things are viewed as too simple to make a difference.
—Morgan Housel (American Financial Journalist, Investor)
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
—David Rockefeller (American Businessman, Philanthropist)
I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
—Richard Feynman (American Physicist)
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
—Matsuo Basho (Japanese Poet)
Ideally, travel broadens our perspectives personally, culturally, and politically. Suddenly, the palette with which we paint the story of our lives has more colors.
—Rick Steves (American Travel Writer, Entrepreneur)
The downside, of course, is that over time religions become encrusted with precepts and ideas that are the antithesis of soul, as each faith tries to protect its doctrines and institution instead of nurturing the evolution of consciousness. If one is not careful to distinguish the genuine insights of a religion from its irrelevant accretions, one can go through life following an inappropriate moral compass.
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Hungarian-American Psychologist)
Real leaders help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.
—David Foster Wallace (American Novelist, Essayist)
I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labor, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers.
—Nikola Tesla (Serbian-American Inventor)