It's a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun.
We've placed a lot of emphasis in this country on the idea of people's rights. That's how it should be, but it makes no sense to talk about rights without also talking about responsibilities.
A good apology is like antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound.
Most people who have told a lie think they got away with it … when in fact, they didn't
Go out and do for others what somebody did for you.
The fact that fashion goes out of fashion and then comes back into fashion based solely on what a few people somewhere think they can sell, well to me, that's insanity.
It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life, ... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.
What is the most appropriate thing to say to a friend who was about to die. He answered:"tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Whenever he goes, you also g. He will not be alone".
A lot of people want a shortcut. I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard.
Not everything needs to be fixed.
Halfhearted or insincere apologies are often worse than not apologizing at all because recipients find them insulting.
The great thing about working out at a gym is that if you put in effort, you get very obvious results. The same should be true of college. A professor's job is to teach students how to see their minds growing in the same way they can see their muscles grow when they look in a mirror.
It's not about the cards you're dealt, but how you play the hand.
When we make something hard to use, people get upset. They become so angry that they want to destroy it. We don't want to create things that people will want to destroy
An injured lion wants to know if he can still roar.
One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose.
He had high hopes for society, and though his hopes were too often dashed, he remained a raging optimist.
The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.
It's not helpful if we spend every day dreading tomorrow ~Jai
When we're connected to others, we become better people.
And even though I did not reach the NFL, I sometimes think I got more from persuing that dream, and not accomplishing it, then I did from many of the ones I did accomplish.
People are more important than things.
I don't believe in the no-win scenario
The questions are always more important than the answers.
It's not how hard you hit. It's how hard you get hit...and keep moving forward.
When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore that means they've given up on you…you may not want to hear it but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you and want to make you better.
Anybody out there who is a parent, if your kids want to paint their bedrooms,as a favor to me, let them do it. It'll be OK.
People lie for lots of reasons, often because it seems like a way to get what they want with less effort.
I know you're smart. But everyone here is smart. Smart isn't enough. The kind of people I want on my research team are those who will help everyone feel happy to be here.
There are more ways than one to measure profits and losses.
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