Every quarter I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”
“If our only main contact with people is electronic, then we can’t have real feelings. We can’t know each other . . . We may get a vast knowledge of what’s going on, but at the price of isolating people.”
“The more time people spend in Facebook, the happier they perceive their friends to be and the sadder they feel as a consequence.”
—INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
You can tell how strong you are by what it takes to discourage you.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
“The Statue of Liberty on the East Coast should be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.”
“Unhappy poor people at least have the fantasy that money will make them happy; unhappy rich people don’t even have that.”
“The most important things in life are almost never urgent. That’s why it’s essential that we schedule them.”
“The day you fall in love with learning, your life changes forever.”
“If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.”
“Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet.”
“If men will not chain their own appetites they forge the chains with which something will chain them because they are no longer in control of their own lives.”
Richard E Simmons III is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership and a best-selling author.