“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” John Kenneth Galbraith via “How to be a Complete and Utter F**k Up“ by Steve McDermott (possibly the best self-help book ever written – but then again, possibly not)
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Steven Covey (via Dave Winer)
“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each person as they sees themselves, each person as the other person sees them, and each person as they really are.” William James
“The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living” Plato, Apology 38
From Saturday’s FT. I always enjoy “The Inventory” section in the weekend magazine but this one more than most. I thought I would share.
“People change best by feeling good, not by feeling bad.” B.J. Fogg
“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’sContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #642”
“Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare It does no good to overthink things, especially those things that you cannot control, yet we often do or try to. I often think about the above quote from Hamlet, coupled with the advice from Carl Richards, shown below:
“Living is an adventure and a challenge. It wasn’t about standing still and becoming safe. But I’ve always been the way I am. Been like this all my life. If anyone wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.” Miles Davis Via MBS
“Hope is not optimism, which expects things to turn out well, but something rooted in the conviction that there is good worth working for.” Seamus Heaney (via Mike Hogan) This portion of a portrait of Heaney was painted in 1974 by the artist Edward McGuire and is in the Ulster Museum.