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Matt Haig about life and happiness

THE WORLD IS increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturiser? You make someone worry about ageing. How do you get people to vote for a political party? You make them worry about immigration. How do you get them to buy insurance? By making them worry about everything. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy a new smartphone? By making them feel like they are being left behind. To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business.



Jeffrey Immelt about failure

Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum.



James Cardinal Gibbons about leaders and work

There are no working hours for leaders.



Mother Teresa about love

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.



Michelangelo about ambition

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.





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