Quote by Edwin H. Land
Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.
This quote suggests that excessive politeness can hinder effective collaboration. Politeness often entails being overly cautious with our words and actions, which may impede open and honest communication necessary for fruitful collaboration. By holding back our opinions or concerns in the name of politeness, we can inadvertently suppress valuable contributions and diverse perspectives. True collaboration requires a balance between polite behavior and open expression to foster a healthy dynamic where everyone feels comfortable sharing their ideas and engaging in constructive debate.
I've never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart. I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any sort of goodbye, without looking back even once. The pain is like an axe that chops my heart.
However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were. And so ended his affection, said Elizabeth impatiently. There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love, said Darcy. Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.