Why should the way I feel depend on the thoughts in someone else's head?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Cary Grant
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Vincent Van Gogh
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
Albert Einstein
Give me the 3rd best because the 2nd best arrives too late and the best never arrives.
Robert Watson-Watt
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Vincent Van Gogh
Time is really the only capital that any man has, and the one thing he can't afford to lose.
Thomas Edison
The greatest danger for must of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
Leonard Bernstein
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.
Bob Marley
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Henry Ford
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon
Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It's the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation, do what's right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It's central, in fact, to civilization.
Roy Baumeister
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway
The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
Joyce Brothers
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
James M Barrie
The harder I work the luckier I get.
Thomas Jefferson
Realize that sleeping on a futon when you're 30 is not the worst thing. You know what's worse, sleeping in a king sized bed next to a wife you're not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple of kids, and you got a job you hate. You'll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There's no risk when you go after a dream. There's a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.
Bill Burr
People tend to overestimate what they can do in 1 year, and underestimate what they can do in five.
Richard Koch
Your mental health is more important than your career, money, other people's opinions, that event you said you would attend, your partner's mood, and your family's wishes combined. If taking care of yourself means letting someone down, then let someone down.
Steven Bartlett
If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late.
Reid Hoffman
Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
I think we're being led by insane people for insane objectives and the insane thing is I'm the one liable to be locked up for expressing that.
John Lennon
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
Roald Dhal
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein
I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde
If you want to increase your success rate, you must double your failure rate.
Thomas J Watson (IBM)
I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.
Muhammad Ali
I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control.
Tim Ferris
Confidence is not certainty, it is an attitude that leads to calculated risk.
Rogue Hypnotist
The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer.
Ward Cunningham
Being a professional is doing the things you love on the days you don't feel like doing them.
Julius Erving
I understand there's a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid and outwit that guy.
Athony Bourdain
Look around. All that clutter used to be money. All that money used to be time.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.
T.E. Lawrence