I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas... cultures... and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the wordfreedommeans than I see much evidence of in America.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Growth is like creativity, it doesn't go along very neat, precise plans. You get clogged highways before you figure out a way to open up capacity. You get pollution before you figure out a way to fight it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
I remember, I remember
How my childhood fleeted by, -
The mirth of its December
And the warmth of its July.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Growing Strongeremerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.
We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.