Quotes May 10, 2017

“To be interested in the changing seasons is…a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
George Santayana, “Justification of Art”


“The hallmark of a decision in line with one’s inner development is a feeling of having laid down a burden and picked up a more natural responsibility.”
Anne Truitt, Daybook: the Journal of an Artist

“The constant remaking of order out of chaos is what life is all about, even in the simplest domestic chores such as clearing the table and washing the dishes after a meal…but when it comes to the inner world, the world of feeling and thinking, many people leave the dishes unwashed for weeks so no wonder they feel ill and exhausted.”
May Sarton, Recovering


“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortunes of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments


“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Leo Tolstoy, writer


“If you build goodwill, it makes any crisis easier to navigate.”
Beth Monaghan, CEO of InkHouse PR, as quoted by The Associated Press


“You can’t invest on having the best of all worlds.”
Percival Stanion, head of multi-asset funds at Pictet Asset Management, as quoted by Bloomberg

“The return policy should do more than just tell customers how to send back a product if it doesn’t fit. Formatted and conveyed properly, it can be a valuable conversion tool.”
Consultant Pamela Hazelton, writing at Practical eCommerce

“Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary.”
Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, quoted by CNN


“Building an impenetrable defense is no longer practical and the mentality of preventing all breaches is outdated. But a new, proactive approach combining technologies, procedures and education can help find problem areas before attackers discover them.”
Seth Robinson, senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, as quoted by TechRepublic

“An unbridled urgency can be counterproductive and costly.”
Jesse Sostrin of PricewaterhouseCoopers, writing at Harvard Business Review online

“I had to learn very early not to limit myself due to others’ limited imaginations. I have learned these days never to limit anyone else due to my own limited imagination.”
Mae Jemison, astronaut, via Quotabelle


“As we reach the hundred-day mark for one of his successors, it is worth remembering what FDR accomplished, how he did it, and what lessons his leadership holds for today.”
David Gergen, political analyst, writes for CNN