Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

November 22nd, 2015

“I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Achilles; fortune hath not one place to hit me.” A positive outlook on life, coupled with a great sense of self-efficacy, can be an incredibly powerful thing. Far too […]

Sunday Snippet: Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content

November 15th, 2015

“You ought to expect better of people. It encourages you to be a better person yourself.” Despite all the horrific atrocities that we hear about on the news, I’d like to think that most people are good most of the time. I’d like to think that the people performing these heinous acts are the exception, […]

Sunday Snippet: Hugh Laurie on Timing

November 8th, 2015

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a […]

Sunday Snippet: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

November 1st, 2015

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.” When my brother and […]

Sunday Snippet: Shawn Achor on Success and Happiness

October 25th, 2015

“Every time your brain has a success, you just changed the goalpost of what success looked like. You got good grades, now you have to get better grades, you got into a good school and after you get into a better one, you got a good job, now you have to get a better job, […]

Sunday Snippet: Bobby Scar on Potential

October 18th, 2015

“Potential is one of those words that is a double-edged sword… You never want to be the player with potential for too long.” Even though I don’t really have the chance to play video games as often as I once did, I still watch a lot of video games online. In particular, I am and […]

Sunday Snippet: Yves Morieux on Cooperation

October 11th, 2015

“To cooperate is not a super effort, it is how you allocate your effort. It is to take a risk, because you sacrifice the ultimate protection granted by objectively measurable individual performance. It is to make a super difference in the performance of others, with whom we are compared. It takes being stupid to cooperate, […]

Sunday Snippet: “Mr. Dressup” Ernie Coombs (1927-2001)

October 4th, 2015

“Keep your crayons sharp, your sticky tape untangled and always put the tops back on your markers.” As a child, I learned about the world through a variety of sources. I peeped through a door adorned with polka dots, I visited a place with a friend named Fred, and I looked way up at an […]