Back in conventional medical wisdom
Back in 1984, conventional medical wisdom was that ulcers were caused by stress, bad diet, smoking, alcohol and susceptible genes – and that no bacteria could survive in the stomach. Working with pathologist Robin Warren, I found a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori in all duodenal ulcer patients and in 77 per cent of those with gastric ulcers.
– Barry Marshall
- The 20th-century ulcer epidemic was a sign of good health in American people – good diet, strong acidity and healthy immune response actually make ulcers more likely. That’s why businessmen eating giant T-bone steaks were prone to ulcers. – Barry Marshall
- Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being. – Robin S. Sharma
- The more I shared secrets that I thought were so awful, the more people were drawn to me and I to them. I found some serenity when I got out of the driver’s seat, I found God working in my life.
- Give out what you most want to come back. – Robin S. Sharma
- Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary. – Warren Bennis
- If you’re working with someone who you get on with and you’re supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you’re trying to one-up each other and that’s really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit
- Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. – Blaise Pascal
- I was a litigation lawyer, working in downtown Toronto. I was successful, yet I was very unfulfilled. I had the sense that I really wasn’t living according to my values, and I didn’t have the passion or sense of mission I was looking for. – Robin S. Sharma
- If I could have a Barbie body, which has no cellulite, I totally would. I would like to have a flatter stomach, but that won’t happen either. That is never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose, my stomach, below the belly button, always pooches out. – Holly Madison
- I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people. – Amitabh Bachchan