The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.
The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow- witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Words transform. Speak only with a good purpose. Say only things that serve you and others. Choose your words wisely.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
It's possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring—with immense, even startling power.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Protect the downside. Worry about the margin of safety.
People don't realize how much they are in the grip of ideas. We live among ideas much more than we live in nature.
When people show you who they are ... believe them!
I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Q: Does this train stop at Brighton? A: I hope so or there's going to be a hell of a splash.
We have a passion for keeping things simple.
Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
If you want to enjoy life more fully, the trick is to teach yourself to live in the insightful mode more often.
Here's something pompous - you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor.
I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess.
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