“For it was not so much that by means of words I came to a complete understanding of things, as that from things I somehow had an experience which enabled me to follow the meaning of words.” — Plutarch
“This course is actually an opportunity for you to front load the work in outlining the finer details of a life well lived, and however you choose to define it, that means living more purposefully.”
“The purpose of reading is not just raw knowledge. It’s that it is part of the human experience. It helps you find meaning, understand yourself, and make your life better. There is very little else that you can say that about. Very little else like that under $20 too.”
“Undeserved praise is a reprimand — a reminder of what I could be.” — Adam Smith
Today, we are a society encumbered with a plethora of choice. And while it is the ability to choose that makes us human, as the American novelist Madeleine L’engle said, we should choose carefully.
All service jobs are opportunities to cultivate and hone valuable people skills — skills which are arguably the most important skills you’ll ever need.
“Without passion, all the skill in the world won’t lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering…” – Twyla Tharp
“Solitude is how we quiet the voices, the incessant chatter… It’s how we create the necessary calm, empty spaces. Vision needs solitude. Leadership needs solitude. Courage needs solitude. Because when our choices evolve from an internal place of sure-footed, rooted knowing, we become resilient, emboldened, and focused”.
“The wise man needs hands and eyes and a great number of things that are required for the purposes of everyday life; but he lacks nothing, for lacking something implies that it is a necessity and nothing, to a wise man, is a necessity.” – Seneca