I've been trying a lot to write down a personal 'credo' to no avail... There are however some bits and pieces which I find to particularly fit my life attitude. So, I put here some quotes of this kind....

Nothing works all the time

I consider the human brain to be a mean, lean, thinking machine, always on the prowl for new things to explore, think about, make sense of, experience, and use.

Don’t confuse honours with achievement.

HT to Zadie Smith

Genius is the ability to make the most mistakes in the shortest amount of time (Credit to Steve Blank)

 Incentives are important, but so are values

I like to cooperate with people who demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional conduct.

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.(Aristotle)

Know your strengths and weaknesses, and try to know those of others. Know the limits of your skills, abilities, and interests, but do not be intimidated by them. Seek to expand yourself by constant challenge. Seek to grow.

(Credit to Montana)

I process unvarnished feedback well, put it to good use, and find it priceless--but I hate it at the point of delivery. (Credit to Tom Peters)

There is a greek work "εὐδαίμων" (meaning "a good daemon", official translation: bliss) to refer to the overall level of welfare in one's life. Happiness is just moments of joy.

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