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The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
-- George Bernard Shaw

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. -- Blaise Pascal

A boss

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group. -- Ewing, Russel H. - K: leadership management

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without books, without friends, without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.
-- Axel Munthe

Of us all, he understood most

Of us all, he understood most. About world. About people. About society and what's happening to it. Things everyone knows in gut. Things everyone too scared to face, too polite to talk about. He understood. Understood man's capacity for horrors and never quit. Saw the world's black underbelly and never surrendered. Once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend it doesn't exist. No matter who orders him to look the other way. We do not do this thing because it is permitted. We do it because we have to. We do it because we are compelled. [Rorschach]

But it is with man as with the tree.

But it is with man as with the tree. The more he aspires to the height and the light, the more his roots drive earthward, downward- into evil.
-- F. Nietzsche

Smile and others will smile back

Smile and others will smile back. Smile to show how transparent, how candid you are. Smile if you have nothing to say. Most of all, do not hide the fact you have nothing to say nor your total indifference to others. Let this emptiness, this profound indifference shine out spontaneously in your smile. -- Jean Baudrillard (1929- ) French semiologist. America, "Astral America" [1968]

Begin difficult things when they are easy

Begin difficult things when they are easy.
Do great things when they are small.
The difficult things of the world must once have been easy.
The great things must once have been small.
A thousand mile journey begins with one step.
-- Lao Tse

Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet

Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you. So act toward children, so toward a wife, so toward office, so toward wealth.
-- Epictetus c. 50-120 - The Encheiridion, 15

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter.

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter. -- Logan Pearsall Smith
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