Quote by Frank Popoff
Success breeds conservatism, and that means a love affair with the status quo and an aversion to change.
This quote emphasizes that when people experience success, they often become more conservative in their thinking. They develop a fondness for the existing state of affairs and resist any potential changes. Success can create a comfort zone, leading individuals to believe that maintaining the status quo is the key to sustaining their accomplishments. This aversion to change can hinder progress and innovation, as people become resistant to new ideas and approaches. It highlights the need for a balance between appreciating success and embracing necessary change for continued growth and development.
Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. This is the reason why beauty is still escaping out of all analysis. It is not yet possessed, it cannot be handled. It instantly deserts possession, and flies to an object in the horizon. If I could put my hand on the north star, would it be as beautiful? The sea is lovely, but when we bathe in it, the beauty forsakes all the near water. For the imagination and senses cannot be gratified at the same time.