They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”
― Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
We can do anything for one day. So, just for today, let us be unafraid of life, unafraid of death which is the shadow of life; unafraid to be happy to enjoy the beautiful, to believe the best.
Just for today let us live this one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.
— Joseph Fort Newton
(Henry Ward Beecher)
Things are always best seen when they are a trifle mixed-up, a trifle disordered the chilly administrative neatness of museums and filing cases, of statistics and cemeteries, is an inhuman and antinatural kind of order it is, in a word, disorder.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more
Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
“I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” – Isaac Newton
― Maya Angelou
Where there are flowers there are butterflies (young women attract young men).
“It is so very easy and so very pleasant, too, to read only books which lead to nothing, light and interesting books, and the more the better, that it is almost as difficult to wean ourselves from it as from the habit of chewing tobacco to excess, or of smoking the whole time, or of depending for stimulus upon tea or coffee or spirits.”
― Charles Francis Adams
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
― Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Sea Shell by Amy Lowell
Sea Shell, Sea Shell,
Sing me a song, O Please!
A song of ships, and sailor men,
And parrots, and tropical trees,
Of islands lost in the Spanish Main
Which no man ever may find again,
Of fishes and corals under the waves,
And seahorses stabled in great green caves.
Sea Shell, Sea Shell,
Sing of the things you know so well.