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The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing.

I realized early on that if I wasn’t out of my comfort zone, I wasn’t thinking big enough.

Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.

Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and the unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

If it does not challenge you, it won’t change you.

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so the don’t want to.

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try

90% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up

Love the people who saw you when you were invisible to everyone else

The more you study great people in history, the more you realize you just can’t give up.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

Sometimes it’s good to test people, so you know where they stand. Not everyone steps up to the plate

Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Life may be hard sometimes, but it’s never impossible.

When you are going through hell, keep going

Evolving is equal parts enjoying the expansion and welcoming fear

Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.

All the smartest people sail.

Never stop giving your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

L’ennui dans ce monde, c’est que les idiots sont sûr d’eux et les gens sensés pleins de doutes. 

When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin, Einstein said: “What I most admire about your art, is your universality. You don’t say a word, yet the world understands you!”. “It’s true”, replied Chaplin. “But your fame is even greater: the world admires you, when nobody understands what you say.

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Ordinary people have big tv’s. Extraordinary people have big libraries

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.

No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.

When someone tell me ‘no’, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It simply means that I can’t do it with them.

L’amour se passe de cadeaux, mais pas de présence.

Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.

My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.

When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles, and the instruments through which we shall be able to do all of this, will fit in our pockets

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

A bad attitude is like a bad tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.

Some people say: “Give the customers what they want.”. But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they are going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said:” If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, ‘A faster horse!’.“. That’s why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.

No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells everything. Integrity is everything.

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.”

Employees stay when they are: Paid well, mentored, challenged, promoted, involved, appreciated, valued, on a mission, empowered, trusted

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.

The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

Have the courage to follow your hearth and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.