The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
The heart is the best reflective thinker.
Like so many women, I was living out the unlived life of my mother – so I wouldn’t be her. But the price I paid was that I distanced myself internally.
Sure, men like a challenge – but so do women. And nobody likes to be challenged all the time. I know plenty of long-standing happy couples who slept together right away, spent hours yakking on the phone, split checks down the middle, and lived together for years before the wedding.
It turns out that a Nobel is also followed by other recognitions, and perhaps the most unexpected of these is that the Japan Karate Association in Tokyo has now made me an honorary 7th-degree black belt, something that, given my athletic abilities, is even more unimaginable than being an Economic Sciences Laureate.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.