If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
Uma virtude deve ser nossa invenÃ§Ã£o, nossa defesa e nossa necessidade pessoais: tomada em qualquer outro sentido, nÃ£o passa de um perigo. Aquilo que nÃ£o Ã© uma condiÃ§Ã£o vital Ã© prejudicial ? vida: uma virtude que nÃ£o existe senÃ£o por causa dum sentimento de respeito pela ideia de Â«virtudeÂ», como Kant a queria, Ã© perigosa. A Â«virtudeÂ», o Â«deverÂ», o Â«bem em siÂ», o bem como carÃ¡cter da impersonalidade do valor geral - quimeras onde se exprime a degenerescÃªncia, o Ãºltimo enfraquecimento da vida, a chinesice de Conisberga.
We all have a thirst for wonder. It's a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I'm saying is, you don't have to make stories up, you don't have to exaggerate. There's wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature's a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.
There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable.
He winced at her efforts to mollify him. Why didn't she say she was disgusted with his behaviour, with his long absence, his infrequent superficial letters? And if she dis say it - would he defend himself? Would he give reasons, try to explain how meaningless every endeavour seemed to him? No. For then she would start crying again, he would tell her to stop being silly, she would ask for details, and he would tell her to mind her own business.
Very often in everyday life one sees that by losing one's temper with someone who has already lost his, one does not gain anything but only sets out upon the path of stupidity. He who has enough self-control to stand firm at the moment when the other person is in a temper, wins in the end. It is not he who has spoken a hundred words aloud who has won; it is he who has perhaps spoken only one word.
When adults say, 'Teenagers think they are invincible' with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.