"[Judaism] is a religion, and it is a peoplehood, and it is a civilization, and it is a faith, and it is a memory; it is a world of thought and of spirit and of action and it cannot be restrictively defined" -- Abba Eban

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." -- Albert Einstein

"I swear to you, gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness" -- Notes from the Underground (Dostoyevsky)

"In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused." -- Ernest Hemingway

"Mr. President, we must not allow a mine shaft gap!" -- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

"Every customer interaction is a marketing opportunity. If you go above and beyond on the customer service side, people are much more likely to recommend you." -- Stewart Butterfield

"He who is not busy being born is busy dying" -- Bob Dylan

"Get action. Do things. Be sane. Don't fritter away your time. Create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody. Get action." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. The life of toil and effort, of labor gold strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Already I missed not working and I felt the death loneliness that comes at the end of every day that is wasted in your life." -- Hemingway

"The thousand times that he had proved it meant nothing. Now he was proving it again. Each time was a new time and he never thought about the past when he was doing it." – Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)

“Saying, ‘Well, I’m waiting for the next job to do my best work’ is the worst trap,” he contends. “If you say, ‘The current job I have is everything I ever wanted,’ life becomes just so much more straightforward.” -- Satya Nadella

"But what if I fail? You will. The answer to the what if question is, you will. A better question might be, "after I fail, what then?" Well, if you've chosen well, after you fail you will be one step closer to succeeding, you will be wiser and stronger and you almost certainly will be more respected by all of those that are afraid to try." -- Seth Godin

"It’s almost our responsibility to be able to continue that way of thinking, that way of working. Expect excellence, respect excellence, drive hard, change things, don’t accept the status quo, push yourself, push the people on your team harder than they could ever imagine, and they will do more than they could have ever imagined. That’s kind of that same thing that we have to continue to understand -- that this stuff is hard. It’s not easy, and we all have to learn to do it, because it isn’t second nature, because it goes against the way your body wants to be and your mind wants to be." -- Tony Fadell

"Money's not money til it's cash" -- Jerry Neumann

"Time is simply how you spend your life" -- Craig Sager

"The only way to get ahead was to be visible." - Branson

“If you don’t like what they’re asking, you don’t accept the premise of the question.”

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin