"If I can say, “I love you,” I say, “I love in you all of humanity, all that is alive; I love in you also myself.” Self-love, in this sense, is the opposite of selfishness. The latter is actually a greedy concern with oneself which springs from and compensates for the lack of genuine love for oneself. Love, paradoxically, makes me more independent because it makes me stronger and happier — yet it makes me one with the loved person to the extent that individuality seems to be extinguished for the moment. In loving I experience “I am you,” you — the loved person, you — the stranger, you — everything alive. In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity."-Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.
"There are some things success is not. It's not fame. It's not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It's falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love."- Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).
"Réussir ce n’est pas toujours ce qu’on croit. Ce n’est pas devenir célèbre, ni riche ou encore puissant. Réussir c’est sortir de son lit le matin et être heureux de ce qu’on va faire durant la journée, si heureux qu’on a l’impression de s’envoler. C’est travailler avec des gens qu’on aime. Réussir, c’est être en contact avec le monde et communiquer sa passion. C’est trouver une façon de rassembler des gens qui n’ont peut-être rien d’autre en commun qu’un rêve. C’est se coucher le soir en se disant qu’on a fait du mieux qu’on a pu. Réussir c’est connaître la joie, la liberté et l’amitié. Je dirais que réussir, c’est aimer."- Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).
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How to be fulfilled by your job and how companies can better support and inspire the people who work for them, by Simon Sinek. Source: CreativeMornings, New York. April 2012.