3 quotes from 3 books. Sent weekly.
“It's after the age of their passions that great men have produced their masterpieces, just as it is after the eruptions of volcanoes that the earth is most fertile.”
—Complete Maxims and Thoughts, by Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort
“What makes a decision great is not that it has a great outcome. A great decision is the result of a good process, and that process must include an attempt to accurately represent our own state of knowledge. That state of knowledge, in turn, is some variation of ‘I'm not sure.’”
“What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have not yet grown, where you need to grow and be transformed and change. If you knew how to use that suffering, oh, how you would grow.”
—Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality, by Anthony De Mello