Over the last decade, numerous books featuring lessons from historical figures have appeared on the shelves of bookstores around the world. And Socrates stands with Leonardo da Vinci, Nicholas Copernicus, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein as a beacon of inspiration for independent thinkers. But he came first. Cicero said of Socrates that, "He called philosophy down from the skies and into the lives of men." So use Socrates' principles in your life, your work, your learning, and your relationships. It's not about Socrates, it's really about you, and how you can bring more truth, beauty and goodness into your life everyday.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?
I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
There's a phrase in Buddhism, 'Beginner's mind.' It's wonderful to have a beginner's mind.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year... It's very character-building.
We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
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