To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Covey, Stephen R.. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
No ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.
Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
There are two types of people in the business community: those who produce results and those who give you reasons why they didn’t.