Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
‘In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.’ I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court of the United States. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
Comparison is the enemy to creativity.
E’yen A. Gardner
There are two kinds of people—those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word—excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.
It’s better to move forward at a snail’s pace, than backward at any pace.