There isn’t one quote that I love. Euphemisms and quotes keep me lasting. As Zig Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.”
I would like to have a collection but keep procrastinating. Starting today, I’ll add new quotes, as “the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second-best time is now.”
I also made a website using R-Shiny that scraps a random Wikiquote and puts it in a nice background. Check it out!.
In no particular order, they are:
Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what do you do until this is true. — Naval
It is not about the capacity to think but rather the choice of what to think about. — David Foster Wallace
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. — Jonathan Kozol
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. —Kahlil Gibran
Don’t be too ambitious. Do the most important thing you can think of doing every year and then your career will take care of itself. —Henry Kissinger
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There is too much fraternising with the enemy. —Henry Kissinger
If all you have is an opinion, then I value the expert over you.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Talents can be overrated.
These relationships aren’t real. They are just means to an end.
You can’t unfuck what has been fucked.
100% honesty is not the most diplomatic and the safest option with emotional beings.
One miracle at a time, okay sweetie?
Can you differentiate a preferred stock from livestock?
Act as if.
I don’t see your face in the mirror every morning.
Three rules of wall street: never play by rules, never tell the truth and never pay by cash.
Rumours are premature facts.
I’m standing in a shitstorm and nobody has got an umbrella.
You got to live in the world you’re in. Not the world you wish you were in.
How can you learn from your mistakes, if you can’t remember them? (Westworld, S1E1)
Consciousness isn’t the journey upwards. It’s the journey inwards. It’s not a pyramid, it’s a maze. (Westworld, S1E1)
You don’t choose the things you believe in. They choose you.
None of us are the same as we were a moment ago and we shouldn’t try to be.
You’re always gonna disappoint somebody. So, fuck it.
The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
Sometimes I feel that I have already felt everything that I’m ever gonna feel.
It’s saddening to see we glorify the words people leave behind, yet turn a deaf ear when they scream the same from rooftops.
No one can build their happiness on another’s pain.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
Paradoxically, people like to see their problem solved with some magic while refusing to believe in magic.
There is no goodness in being good.
For a heart, life is simple. It beats as long as it can; and then it stops.
Trust is a perfect shit to ruin.
Falling in love with you was the easiest thing I had ever done.
Don’t be the little guy who thinks he knows how to spell banana but doesn’t know when to stop.
I’m on my journey to know everything of something and something of everything. Jack of all trades and master of some.
I think logically and write codes for the computers to do the same.
Cleopatra to Antony, “Go, fight that uprising. Be a military leader! Be a Caesar”. “I’m no Caesar”. - Shakespeare *(*Antony and Cleopatra)
Life is like a game of Jenga. No matter how well you craft it, eventually, it’s going to fall. You might try a ton of strategies and tactics but nothing can prevent it. Not like a jigsaw puzzle that if you try hard and long enough, you will make it.
Enter with a bang and close the door on your way back!
You don’t get points for living in pain. - Krishna Das (Pain, Dalai Lama and Hanuman, Spotify Workshop)
…lost in the forests… - Rig Veda
Don’t get sloppy. It’s the little things that trip you up. - The Age of Adaline
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge. (Also in The Founder)
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- June 19, 2021
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