Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Speak what you think today in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said today.
The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results.
We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
When the spirit is not master of the world, then it is its dupe.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
The years teach us much the days never knew.
A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.
We may divide thinkers into those who think for themselves and those who think through others. The latter are the rule and the former the exception. The first are original thinkers in a double sense, and egotists in the noblest meaning of the word.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
Nothing terrible has ever happened except in our thinking. Reality is always good, even in situations that seem like nightmares. The story we tell is the only nightmare that we have lived.
Overachievers don't think reasonably, sensibly, or rationally.
I knew it was unrealistic to think I could build an institution overnight. But if I took baby steps, eventually it would happen.