Best TED quotes



TED, the famous video collection of fascinating people’s talks, has launched TEDQuote that features the best quotes from TEDTalks. Here’s our pick of these quotes:

“A world without love is a deadly place.” Helen Fisher

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” Simon Sinek

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Ken Robinson

“Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” Karen Armstrong



“Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.” – Elizabeth Lesser

“Art is a deception that creates real emotions — a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.” Marco Tempest

“We all woke up this morning and we had with it the amazing return of our conscious mind. We recovered minds with a complete sense of self and a complete sense of our own existence — yet we hardly ever pause to consider this wonder.” Antonio Damasio

“The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power.” Wael Ghonim

“Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.” Geoff Mulgan

“Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” – Stanley McChrystal

“If you want to live a life free of regret, there is an option open to you. It’s called a lobotomy.” Kathryn Schulz

“A brand is a voice and a product is a souvenir.”  -Lisa Gansky

“[You need] eight hugs a day. You’ll be happier and the world will be a better place.” Paul Zak

“The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.” Stacey Kramer

“An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.” – R.A. Mashelkar