The New York City schools were among the best in the country in those days, better than they had been for the European immigrants before me and much better than they would be for the mass influx of blacks from the South after me.
In the end, it’s not how you die that matters at all; it’s how you live.
“Poetry of work” is worth pursuing. It gives us purpose—and it gives us happiness.
Steve Jobs and Barack Obama are a contrast in two types of man.
Happiness comes from achieving your values: pursuing a career you love, a romantic relationship, perhaps raising a family, or running a successful business.
The best way for human beings to survive and flourish is not to be givers or takers but traders.