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Not all those who wander are lost. —J.R.R. Tolkien

It's easier to change yourself than to change the world. Changing the world starts with changing yourself

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. —Navy Seal Sayings

Peace is Happiness at rest, Happiness is Peace in Motion. —Naval Ravikant

The trouble with market research is that people don't think what they feel, they don't say what they think, and they don't do what they say. —David Ogilvy

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. —Peter Drucker

If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? —Naval Ravikant

Use Courage and Wisdom, not labor, to make money. —Nassim Taleb

Happiness = Reality - Expectations —Ray Dalio

Progress = Pain + Reflection  —Ray Dalio

It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. — Charlie Munger

Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life. —Jerzy Gregorek

We suffer more often in imagination than we suffer in reality. —Seneca

Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead. —World of Tomorrow

Une stratégie sans tactiques est la route la plus longue vers la victoire, des tactiques sans stratégie sont le vacarme avant la défaite. —Unknown (faussement attribuée à Sun Tzu)

If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late. —Reid Hoffman

We don't rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our systems. —James Clear (basée sur la citation d'Archilocus ci-dessous)

We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. —Archilochus

Comparison is the thief of joy. —Theodore Roosevelt

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. —Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. —Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. —Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going. —Winston Churchill

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. —Winston Churchill

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. —Winston Churchill

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else - Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. —Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. —Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility. —Winston Churchill

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. —Winston Churchill

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. —Winston Churchill

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. —Winston Churchill

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. —Winston Churchill

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop. —Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. —Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack. —Winston Churchill

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe. —Winston Churchill

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. —Winston Churchill

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. —Winston Churchill

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. —Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. —Confucius

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. —Confucius

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. —Confucius

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. —Confucius

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it. —Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you. —Confucius

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. —Confucius

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. —Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. —Confucius

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. —Confucius

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. —Confucius

Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you. —Confucius

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. —Confucius

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. —Confucius

To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. —Confucius

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. —Confucius

When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger. —Confucius

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbour’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean. —Confucius

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. —Confucius

If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected; if you are generous, you will gain everything. If you are honest, people will rely on you. If you are persistent you will get results. If you are kind, you can employ people. —Confucius

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. —Confucius

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. —Confucius

Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing. —Confucius

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. —Confucius

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations. When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world. —Confucius

You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it's drawn from its sheath - Confucius

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. — Bruce Lee

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true. —Naval Ravikant

Technology democratizes consumption but consolidates production. The best person in the world at anything gets to do it for everyone. —Naval Ravikant

Worry more about your character than your reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is merely what others think you are. —John Wooden

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin

All things are difficult before they are easy.

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. —Carl Jung

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.  —Dwight D. Eisenhower

A healthy person has a thousand wishes, a sick person only one. –Indian Sayings

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. –Jim Rohn

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. —Aristotle

Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick. —Bruce Lee

Real laziness is doing it properly the first time.

Ships in the harbour are safe, but that’s not what ships were made for. —John Shedd

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. —Steve Jobs

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. - Richard Feynman

What looks like talent is often careful preparation. What looks like skill is often persistent revision. —James Clear

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. —Bertrand Russell

If you can’t decide, the answer is no. —Naval Ravikant

If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term (pain avoidance is creating an illusion of equality).  —Naval Ravikant

Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term.  —Naval Ravikant

What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact. —Warren Buffett

Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives. —Charlie Munger

Incentive structures rule everything around me. —Patrick McKenzie

Chase what excites you. —Tim Ferriss

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. —Voltaire (?)

The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself. —Anthony Robbins

A genius is the man who can do the average thing when Everyone else around him is losing his mind. —Napoleon

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. —Sherlock Holmes

Aucun problème ne peut résister à l’assaut de la pensée soutenue. —Voltaire

Grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. —Reinhold Niebuhr

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. —Viktor Frankl

Worry is a misuse of your imagination. —Dan Zadra

When you say YES to others, make sure you are not saying NO to yourself. —Paulo Coelho

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. —Miyamoto Musashi

The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away. —William Shakespeare

Questions you cannot answer are way more useful than answers you cannot question. —Yuval Noah Harari

Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant. —Stephen Covey

Play is the highest form of research. —Albert Einstein

We must be careful not to believe things simply because we want them to be true. No one can fool you as easily as you can fool yourself.
Richard Feynman

All the great things are done for their own sake.  —Robert Frost

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy. ―Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. —John F. Kennedy

The cave you fear holds the treasure you seek. —Joseph Campbell

The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours. —Amos Tversky

We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination. —David Lynch

Life can only be lived forward, and understood backward. —Navajo Sayings

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. —Rita Mae Brown

When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm. —African Sayings

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. —George Bernard Shaw

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, either way you are right. —Henry Ford

He who has a Why can bear almost any How. —Friedrich Nietzsche

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. —Oscar Wilde

Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. —Abraham Lincoln

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. —Robert Brault

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. —Clive Staples Lewis

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. —Zen Sayings

If all we needed was more information, then everyone would be a billionaire with perfect abs. —Derek Sivers

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. — Bruce Lee

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. —George R.R. Martin in A Dance with Dragons

Today, I'm not what I think I am. I'm not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am. —Charles Horton Cooley

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. —Dr. Seuss

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. —Lao Tzu

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. —Lewis B. Smedes

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. —William Faulkne

The opposite of a true statement is a false statement, but the opposite of a profound truth is usually another profound truth. —Niels Bohr

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. —Mortimer Adler

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. —Jim Rohn

To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. —Arthur Ashe

The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one. —Elbert Hubbard

The harder I work, the more luck I see. —Thomas Edison

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. —Antoine de Saint Exupery

Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. —Anas Nin

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. —Arthur Ashe

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. —William Arthur Ward

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. —Helen Keller

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist. —Eleanor Roosevelt

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. —Jim Rohn

The most entertaining outcome is the most likely. —Elon Musk

No man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. —Clive Staples Lewis

You'd get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You’d resist the temptation to dabble. You'd make more good decisions and you'd make more big decisions. —Warren Buffett

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —Robin Jones Gunn

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. —Haruki Murakami

Mathematics is a process of staring hard enough with enough perseverance at the fog of muddle and confusion to eventually break through to improved clarity. I'm happy when I can admit, at least to myself, that my thinking is muddled, and I try to overcome the embarrassment that I might reveal ignorance or confusion. Over the years, this has helped me develop clarity in some things, but I remain muddled in many others. I enjoy questions that seem honest, even when they admit or reveal confusion, in preference to questions that appear designed to project sophistication. —Bill Thurston

The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act. —Tara Ploughman

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. —Winston Churchill

Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. —Alan Kay

I very frequently get the question: 'What's going to change in the next 10 years?' And that is a very interesting question; it's a very common one. I almost never get the question: 'What's not going to change in the next 10 years?' And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two -- because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. ... [I]n our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that's going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection. It's impossible to imagine a future 10 years from now where a customer comes up and says, 'Jeff I love Amazon; I just wish the prices were a little higher,' [or] 'I love Amazon; I just wish you'd deliver a little more slowly.' Impossible. And so the effort we put into those things, spinning those things up, we know the energy we put into it today will still be paying off dividends for our customers 10 years from now. When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it. —Jeff Bezos

Words should be weighed, not counted. —Yiddish Sayings

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce. —Naval Ravikant

You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are. —Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

All I can do is borrow. I don't know any purely original ideas, ones that arrive from the sky on a bolt of lightning. And if I borrow great ideas and recombine them in interesting ways, perhaps I can contribute something to the next person. —Seth Godin

I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right. —Elon Musk

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