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Month: September 2012

Quotes Q3 2012

Quotes Q3 2012

“Faith is hard to achieve, easy to lose” – Zadie Smith

“There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.” – Dostoevski

“A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.” – Hermann Hesse

“Love without respect is dangerous; it can crush the other person, sometimes literally To respect is to understand that the other person is not you, not an extension of you, not a reflection of you, not your toy, not your pet, not your product. In a relationship of respect, your task is to understand the other person as a unique individual and learn how to mesh your needs with his or hers and help that person achieve what he or she wants to achieve. Your task is not to control the other person or try to change him or her in a direction that you desire but he or she does not.” – Peter Gray

“People want authority without the responsibility. Celebration without criticism. Leadership without demands.” – Carlos Miceli

“I think that the real concern for most of us is not whether or not we’re damaged inside (that’s a given), but the degree of damage. We don’t fear being imperfect, rather than being so imperfect that we may not get to be functional and happy.” – Carlos Miceli

“You know, I wouldn’t really trade places for anything with the person I used to be, yet sometimes I still long for those days. My life used to be easier then. At least in a way.” – The Road Less Traveled

“The paradox of reading is that the path toward ourselves passes through books, but that this must remain a passage. It is a traversal of books that a good reader engages in — a reader who knows that every book is the bearer of part of himself and can give him access to it, if only he has the wisdom not to end his journey there.” – Pierre Bayard

“For some blog empires, the content-creation process is now a pageview-centric checklist that asks writers to think of everything except “Is what I am making any good?” – Ryan Holiday

“Education is not about content as much as it is about framework and feedback.” – Carlos Miceli

“The huge entrepreneur successes almost always come out of young people, you know, college age and a little beyond.” – Steve Wozniak

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