Friday, August 12, 2011

Worthwhile Sentences on Feelings

From Justin Landwehr: "The evil twins of humility are narcissism and shyness."

From Larry Summers: "I think you have to decide whether achievement is the route to self-esteem or whether self-esteem is the route to achievement."

From Dan Ariely's blog: "Being given the option to determine the time of our own death can transform patients from powerless victims of their illness to willing survivors of it."

From Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

From James Geary: "When in doubt, remain in doubt." (via Justin Wehr).


  1. I think self-esteem (as in knowing the Lord, understanding your nature, how you're made, and your place in the universe) has to be the route to achievement....otherwise you're always trying to prove yourself and it's never enough. And I think Maya Angelou understands that relationships trump achievement when the day is done.

  2. Great points all around Patty. Sometimes it seems like the most "successful" people can be the most insecure. Imagine exceeding all of your expectations and still not being fulfilled. Scary.


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