If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Lessons for Engineering Managers in Software.
For All Our Failings, Despite Our Limitations and Fallibilities, We Humans Are Capable of Greatness… Carl Sagan
I’m willing to look foolish, if it means I’ll learn something. This is the best piece of advice I’ve ever received, courtesy a chemistry professor back in my days of IIT. I did miserably in that course but I picked up this piece of advice that’s been a guiding beacon ever since.
Before you speak, think: Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind? Will it hurt anyone? Will it improve on the silence? Sri Sathya Sai Baba