Prudence and Ambition

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” 

By Niccolo MachiavelliThe Prince

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

By Steve Jobs

Truth Screams

If you need to learn how to argue intelligently, you don’t have a real argument;
if you need to promote, you don’t have anything to sell;
if you need to network, you don’t have anything to offer;
if you need to prepare for a lecture, you don’t have anything to lecture about;
and if you need to learn how to improve your style, you don’t have anything to write about.

Truth is direct; it screams and doesn’t meander.

By Nicholas Taleb