Quote by Steve Jobs
As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
This quote reflects the notion that on an individual level, people tend to possess good intentions and virtues. However, the perspective slightly changes when people form groups or societies, as the speaker holds a more pessimistic view about their actions and behavior. The quote also expresses concern about the lack of enthusiasm and effort towards improving the country for future generations, despite living in a place that is perceived as fortunate and privileged.
A painting is more than the sum of its parts,' he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic.
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.