Never go into venture capital if you want a peaceful life.
Absolutely, love matters,
Sirius looked out of the fire at Harry, a crease between his sunken eyes.
“You’re less like your father than I thought,
We were not born whole; we were born new, and each life experience coated us with another layer. These layers protected us like armor, but they also covered us to the point where we no longer could feel. That was the balance: to open up to the experiences, to strategically place the layers, but to leave the heart open. The heart had to be sent into the front lines every day, naked, unarmed, willing to take fire. That was the only way to live. With risk. On the cusp of dying.
Reputation is an outcome; but it is also a valuable, strategic asset.
If one Godfather offers you an opportunity and another Godfather offers you an advantage, go with the former.
The ragamuffin gospel says we can’t lose, because we have nothing to lose.
The greatest risk in life is not to take a risk.
Deeds of heroism are wrought here more than those of romance, when, defying torture, and braving death itself, the fugitive voluntarily threads his way back to the terrors and perils of that dark land, that he may bring out his sister, or mother, or wife.
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.