"…there was little in the way of precedent..." From Leadership: Lessons from the Presidents for Turbulent Times by Doris Kerns Goodwin
“To adapt a Margaret Thatcher-ism: Being smart is like being a lady; if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Meghan Kruger
"The days are long, but the years are short." Anonymous
“Recognizing that inflection point — the point at which our continuing to rework our work reaches a law of diminishing returns — is one of the hardest skills to learn, but also one of the most necessary.”
"We have been taught how to learn from experience, but what is needed today is the ability to learn without experience. What's needed today is conceptual reasoning skills that connect new ideas and work across contexts."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "Don't confuse what people in Washington are saying for what people in the country are feeling."
"Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside." Alexander Pope
"Vision without implementation is hallucination." Walter Isaacson
"Virtually every good thing in my life I can trace back to a misfortune, so my feeling is you don't know what's good and what's bad when things happen. You do not know. You have to wait to find out." Author and filmmaker, Sebastian Junger
George Bernard Shaw: “Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”