“If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get better people than you. Always remember that you often find outstanding people amongst those you don’t particularly like.”—Soichiro Honda (1906 - 1991), founder of the Honda Motor Company
“Though we live in a world that dreams of ending
That always seems about to give in,
Something that will not acknowledge conclusion
Insists that we forever begin.”—Brendan Kennelly (born 1936) is a popular Irish poet and novelist. He was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College Dublin until 2005.
“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”—Heraclitus (535-475BC) Greek philosopher
“Other animals, when they are young, have a curiosity about the world, a flexibility of response, and an ability to play which they lose as they grow up. As a species we have retained these. As a species, we are forever sticking our fingers into the electric socket of the Universe to see what’ll happen next. It’s a trait that’ll either save us or kill us but, by God, it’s what makes us human beings.”—Sir Terence David John Pratchett, (born 1948), more commonly known as Terry Pratchett, is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre.
“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”—Heraclitus (535 - 475BC) Greek philosopher
“One of the deepest pleasure in life is looking. Simply looking. Looking at streets, traffic, faces, windows, shops, parks, churches, books, newspapers and all the creatures and creations of life itself. Instead of looking long and steadily, we tend to get brief, quick looks at things before we hasten on, half-blind with purpose.”—Brendan Kennelly (born 1936) is a popular Irish poet and novelist. He was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College Dublin until 2005.
“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.”—Ethel Barrett (b. 1914) was a prolific writer, speaker, and storyteller between the early 1950s and the mid 1980s.
“Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.”—Kazuo Inamori (稲盛 和夫 Inamori Kazuo) (born 1932) is a philanthropist and Japanese entrepreneur
“All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.”—T.S Eliot(1888- 1965) English poet (born St Louis US)
“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.”—Laurens Van der Post, (1906 – 1996) was an Afrikaner author of many books, farmer, political adviser to British heads of government, educator, journalist, explorer and conservationist.
“The real enemies of society are sitting snug behind typewriters and microphones pursuing their work of destruction amid popular applause.”—Evelyn Waugh(1903 – 1966) was an English writer, best known for such satirical novels as well as for broader and more personal works, such as Brideshead Revisited and the Sword of Honour trilogy.