“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” Epictetus “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” Malcolm S. Forbes “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King Jr. “I
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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” Francis Bacon “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” William Arthur Ward “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” Emily Dickinson “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” Bruce Lee “A good idea for a new
“Options, any options, by allowing you more upside than downside, are vectors of antifragility. If you “have optionality,” you don’t have much need for what is commonly called intelligence, knowledge, insight, skills, and these complicated things that take place in our brain cells. For you don’t have to be right that often. All you need is the wisdom to not do unintelligent things to hurt yourself (some acts of omission) and recognize favorable outcomes
“You could tell a lot about a man by the books he keeps – his tastes, his interest, his habits.” Walter Benjamin “History is written by the victors.” Walter Benjamin “It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work.” Walter Benjamin “The camera introduces us to
“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.” Charles Baudelaire “To dream magnificently is not a gift given to all men, and even for those who possess it, it runs a strong risk of being progressively diminished by the ever-growing dissipation of modern life and by the restlessness engendered by material progress. The ability to dream is a divine and mysterious ability; because it is through dreams that man communicates with
Ah yes, the flâneur. The connoisseur of the street. He began as a literary figure and thanks to many commentators over the years, has evolved into a practical life philosophy. Here are some quotes and words related to the concept of the flâneur and his (or her) pastime, flânerie. Flâneur Quote from Edgar Allen Poe I felt singularly aroused, startled, fascinated. “How wild a history,” I said to myself, “is written within that bosom!” Then came