“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.” (From her Wellesley Commencement address, 1996)“
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” (From Wellesley Commencement address, 1996)
Don't waste your time. -- Steve Jobs
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice."
Bring your whole self to work.-- Sheryl Sandberg
"Bring your whole self to work. I don't believe we have a professional self Monday through Friday and a real self the rest of the time. It is all professional, and it is all personal."
Disappointment is inevitable. -- Conan O'Brien
"Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality."
Don't wait for perfection. -- Guy Kawasaki
"Don't wait for perfection. Life isn't perfect. Do the best you can and ship. Real people ship, and then they test and then they ship again. Then you wake up one day and you have something insanely great."
Do what you love. -- Jerry Yang
"If you find something that feels right but doesn't seem to fit into your master plan, take a chance, and commit to it by working hard. You shouldn't be afraid to let passion get behind the wheel.You might really love where you end up."
Be prepared to fail. -- J.K. Rowling
"I was set free because my greatest fear was realized. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case you fail by default."
Success isn't always vertical. -- Reid Hoffman
"Success…is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground.
What you do does not define who you are. -- Chris Gardner
"There is an opportunity to create a new vision of the American Dream. A new vision that says achieving balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account…A new vision that says what you do does not define who you are."
Make excellence your brand. -- Oprah Winfrey
"Let excellence be your brand… When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you."
Say "yes" often. -- Eric Schmidt
"Find a way to say 'yes' to things, even if it's outside of your comfort zone. 'Yes' lets you stand out in a crowd. 'Yes' is a very tiny word that allows you to do very big things. Say it often."
Life is not fair. Deal with it..
After the final no there comes a yes
And on that yes the future world depends.
No was the night. Yes is this present sun...
Just as a record write that I am in love with this beautiful city and really wish to live here...
As a separate note and for the record, I have a lovely friend that I am so proud of our friendship. So often on my hard days, he sends me some encouraging messages. Today he sent me this one which is so lovely:
“You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" (George Bernard Shaw- 1856-1950)
& then said: “...I got great faith on you…I want to see you on top of your field, a university professor in US! You have a lot of potential and yet load to achieve!” and my favourite part is this; “we are truly special friends and share a main character feature, our inner child is happy, curious, and active and by default ambitious. We are not supposed to keep her/him convinced to keep quite with a lolly pop ;)”
Isn’t it so kind? How lucky to be to have such friends esp. on your rainy days …
as dyas go by, i am getting more and more this feeling that everyone screws everyone and i mean it.....ethical principles seem bunch of unsless jokes in the eyes of the world....Am I missing something here? what's the deal?
"تقدس و خرد را فراموش کنید
و مردم هزار بار شادتر خواهند بود.
عدل و اخلاقیات را فراموش کنید
و مردم تنها آن چه درست است را انجام می دهند.
سود و صنعت را فراموش کنید
و دیگر دزدی وجود نخواهد داشت.
... اگر این سه کافی نیستند،
در مرکز دایره باقی بمانید
و اجازه دهید همه چیر به دور خود بگردد."
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