Nassim Taleb believes that the best preparation for “black swan” (unexpected, unpredictable and catastrophic) events is not “resilient” systems (i.e. with ability to bounce back from these events) but “anti-fragile” systems (i.e. that actually benefit from such events).
You live out the confusions until they become clear - Anaïs Nin http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/13/anais-nin-on-life-lis…
You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one - Henry David Thoreau
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right - Henry Ford
We do not err because Truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
There is no born writer. Shakespeare was once a child who could not write. Do not be afraid of your "bad style". Persevere and with time you willacquire craftsmanship like any artist or artisan. Do not see the bad product of today but the beauty of tomorrow's. Never give up - Robert Muller http://goodmorning-world.blogspot.com/2010/06/gmw-1976-testimony-to-hop…
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile - Roger Staubach
Then comes the conflict of our lesser man with our greater man, of our wishes with our will, of the desire for things affecting our sense with the purpose that is within our heart. Then we begin to distinguish between what we immediately desire and what is good. For good is that which is desirable for our greater self. Thus, the sense of goodness comes out of a truer view of our life, which is connected view of the wholeness of the field of life, and which takes into account not only what is present before us but what is not, and perhaps never humanly can be - Rabindranath Tagore, in Sadhana