Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
A witty saying proves nothing.
writer and philosopher
You must never, even for a second, let yourself think that you can fail.
You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.
Everyone’s true colors show eventually.
My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important words to a writer: “What if?”
Sometimes it take a good fall to really know where you stand.
Egocentrics are attracted to the inept. It gives them one more excuse for patting themselves on the back.
“If you want to be tougher mentally, it is simple: Be tougher. Don’t meditate on it.” These words of Jocko’s helped one listener— a drug addict— get sober after many failed attempts. The simple logic struck a chord: “Being tougher” was, more than anything, a decision to be tougher. It’s possible to immediately “be tougher,” starting with your next decision.”
Tim Ferriss and Jocko Willink in Tools of Titans
A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.
Note to self:
If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 seconds, ok, you got this.
Life is the most difficult exam.
Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.
There is no feeling so tragic as wishing you had tried harder.