„Life is made of our attitudes. And there are certain things that the gods oblige us to live through. Their reason for this does not matter, and there is no action we can take to make them pass us by.“

Source: The Fifth Mountain

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Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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Variant: All things pass. None of us can manage to hold on to anything. In that way, we live our lives.
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Variant: ... tell them that we have some good in us, too. And the only thing worth living for is the good. That’s why we’ve got to make sure we pass it on.
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„When all actions are used for feedback, the consequence of making mistakes will be a corrective and appropriate response, because everything everybody does matters.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

… The more selective you are in the feedback you accept, the more insane your reasoning will become as you will necessarily reject corrective feedback that would have led to better reasoning.
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„I have to come to realize that God does not want to punish us, but rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us and wants to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Source: Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

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