The rather uncomfortable and awkward truth for some people is that to practice free speech you also have to tolerate free speech. It’s not a one-way street.
It’s important to be a gracious loser, but it’s critical to be a gracious winner.
People spend more time fearing change than dealing with it.
For the moment, you may not have another dollar, but you do have a new day.
If you refuse to listen to or read opinions contradictory to your own, you’ll always believe you’re right. Of course, you’ll have no way of knowing if that’s actually true….
The Parisian Arc De Triomphe is called what it is for a reason. It is not called the Arc De Participation.
The next time you find yourself asking, “Should I do this or that?” ask a different question: “How can I do both?”
There are many unpleasant and obnoxious human conditions, but one of the absolute worst is to have no sense of humor.
If you’re seen as an expert, then you set the terms of how you work with people. Once you compromise, contort, and concede, you’ve become another hired hand. Never surrender the high ground.
People who start most sentences with “but” are the monkey wrenches in the gears of life. I tell them assertively, “Stop starting sentences with but’!” That eviscerates them linguistically.