Quotes April 18, 2021

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Joseph Campbell – 1904-1987 – American Professor
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese – 1923-1976, Businessman and Writer
“I learned some useful things … though they were mostly about what not to do. I learned that it’s better for technology companies to be run by product people than sales people (though sales is a real skill and people who are good at it are really good at it), that it leads to bugs when code is edited by too many people, that cheap office space is no bargain if it’s depressing, that planned meetings are inferior to corridor conversations, that big, bureaucratic customers are a dangerous source of money, and that there’s not much overlap between conventional office hours and the optimal time for hacking, or conventional offices and the optimal place for it. But the most important thing I learned … is that the low end eats the high end: that it’s good to be the “entry level” option, even though that will be less prestigious, because if you’re not, someone else will be, and will squash you against the ceiling. Which in turn means that prestige is a danger sign.”
Paul Graham
“We are in the habit of imagining our lives to be linear, a long march from birth to death in which we mass our powers, only to surrender them again, all the while slowly losing our youthful beauty. This is a brutal untruth. Life meanders like a path through the woods. We have seasons when we flourish and seasons when the leaves fall from us, revealing our bare bones. Given time, they grow again.”
Author Katherine May on the seasons of life
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
Dolly Parton
“The teacher learns more than the student.

The author learns more than the reader.

The speaker learns more than the attendee.

The way to learn is by doing.”

“The desire to improve does not have to come from a place of self-loathing.”

“Whenever you are stuck searching for the optimal plan, remember:

Getting started changes everything.”
James Clear
You’re free when no one can buy your time.
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