Favourite Quotes

September 19, 2018   

The world wants to assign you a role. The minute you accept that role? You’re doomed - Robert Greene

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts… Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day, at the end of the day — if you live long enough — most people get what they deserve. — Charlie Munger

You want praise from people who kick themselves every fifteen minutes, the approval of people who despise themselves. (Is it a sign of self-respect to regret nearly everything you do?) — Marcus Aurelius

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise – Frank Ocean

If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else – Dave Ramsey

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. – Stephen King

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to make today worth remembering – Harold Hill

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. – Robert A. Heinlein

If we do not create and control our environment, our environment creates and controls us. — Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

There are risks and costs to action.

In time we hate that which we often fear. ― William Shakespeare

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate - Socrates

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. — Martin Luther King Jr.

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. — Booker T. Washington

Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them - Seneca

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. - Seneca

Associate with people who are likely to improve you. - Seneca

The best answer to anger is silence - Marcus Aurelius

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. - Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy. - Marcus Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.- Marcus Aurelius

If you didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did you learn them for? - Marcus Aurelius

“A cucumber is bitter.” Throw it away. “There are briars in the road.” Turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, “And why were such things made in the world?” - Marcus Aurelius

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