No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man — Heraclitus
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. — Eric Hoffer
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. — Jacob Riis
Lant Pritchett and the hot Indian shower -
This parable for me illustrates a learning point about the value of questioning how we frame our goals, both individually and in negotiation.
Empathy is the only human superpower—it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and provoke political and social change. — Elizabeth Thomas
The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination -
J. K. Rowling’s 2008 commencement address at Harvard.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. — Cicero
A kite rises against the wind — [unknown]