The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard P. Feynman
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller
I have never thought of writing as hard work, but I have worked hard to find a voice.
- Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008
Perseverance does not equal worthiness.
- Lawrence Kaplow, House M.D., Paternity, 2004
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- Marian Evans
"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do"
- John Ruskin
Wisest is he who knows what he does not know.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. - Aristotle
“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ― Neil Gaiman
“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.” ― Lao Tzu
"The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable." Warren Buffett
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
- Samuel Johnson
For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking breathlessly."
"Carlos Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan, takes us through the moment of twilight, through the crack in the universe between daylight and dark into a world not merely other than our own, but of an entirely different order of reality."
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.