Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby, comedian
The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day to another box (their office).
Faith Popcorn, The Popcorn Report
I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature.
Robert Sapolsky, research scientist
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change things, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller, scientist and visionary, 1895 – 1983
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Richard Branson, entrepreneur
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and philosopher, 1817 – 1862
I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller, author, 1880 – 1968
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou, author