Favorite Quotations

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Working:

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

~ Studs Terkel, Working

Knowledge:

“Knowledge which we gain with enthusiasm… tends to last longer and go deeper.  Things we learn out of duty, we don’t keep them for long.”

~Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)  **Fortunately I found this was not so with typing which I learned as a 3rd optional class in 7th grade!**

Customer Service

“It starts with being deliberate about delivering an experience and defining in advance what it will be and won’t be.  Create standards.”

~Jean Bliss

Business:

“When an institution becomes the sum of what it measures, it risks valuing only what it measures.”

~Steven Harper

Philosophy:

“A first class mind, in my view, should be curious, not only about what it wants to see, but also what it needs to know.”

~Clarence Page

“The more that people’s feelings of self-worth are wrapped up i a poor decision they’ve made, the greater their impulse will be to justify it in some way.”

~Daniel C. Molden

“We are made, but we are more than what made us.”

~Arthur Miller

“Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”

~James Thurber

“There is nothing so simple that it can’t be misunderstood.”

~William (Junior) Teague

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