I want you to live a good life.
But most importantly, I want you to live a meaningful life. That’s my main goal with Wisdom Quotes.
And you know what?
I know you can improve your life because I did it.
Yes, I still have shitty days. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve also been depressed and confused but that’s part of life.
I’ve never been more peaceful than today. And the more I live, the more I discover how to live.
That’s what I want to share with you on wisdomquotes.com
Now, a little secret…
In 2004, I lost my girlfriend in a car accident.
Then, I discovered quotes and they literally saved my life. I still use quotes everyday to motivate myself, learn and find inspiration.
I hope quotes will do the same to you.
Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion toward men and toward objective things. Albert Einstein
Q & A
What are your favorite quotes of all-time?
Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs
Learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. Marcus Aurelius
Relax. Nothing is under control. Adi Da
Who are your role models and influencers?
I have a lot of role models, influencers and people I would like to thank.
My first is my mother because she taught me generosity.
My father because he taught me independence and “doing your own thing”.
My sister for all her energy, smiles and love.
My brother for being strong and present for me. A real bro.
My friend Louis for “raising the bar” and for all the fun and meaning he brings to my life.
My friend Oli for his real and honest friendship and for all the miles we ran together.
Jiddu Krishnamurti for all his teachings, philosophy. There are not other author like him.
What is your favorite mantra/self-talk?
How can I help people?
Work hard, stay humble
No pain, no gain
Slow and steady
What am I grateful for?
What is your #1 priority in life?
There’s nothing more important.
You can have love, friends, “success”, but if you don’t have health, you have nothing.
What are your others priorities?
Spending quality time with people I love.
Try hard to improve as a human being.
What are your best sources for quotes?
Twitter is a great source for quotes.
Good Twitter accounts are:
- The Stoic Emperor
- The Ancient Sage
- Life Math Money
- Johnny Uzan
- Robert Greene
- Greg McKeown
- Farnam Street (Shane Parrish)
- Zen Proverbs
- Daily Stoic
Other good websites are:
Books and blogs are obviously a good source too.
Which websites influenced you and still influence you today?
- zenhabits.net (life tips, simplicity, happiness)
- fs.blog (decision making, thinking, quotes)
- brainpickings.org (old books, quotes, meaning of life)
Where do you store all your quotes?
Trello is also a great tool for organizing your life and for effectiveness.
What is your goal in life?
To be the best version of myself so I can inspire people do the same.
Ultimately, I want to make a positive difference in the world so I can go be on my deathbed without regrets.
Where do you live?
Ste-Julie (Quebec), Canada
Which countries did you visit?
Hong Kong, USA, Brazil, Sweden, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Cuba, Republica Dominicana, Mexico, Spain, Greece, Costa Rica.
(Writing this, I feel so privileged)
What was your biggest struggle in life?
Overcoming depression after my girlfriend died in 2004.
I had everything, and then suddenly, I had nothing. At least, this is what I felt.
What are you struggling with right now?
Finding a job I really love, but I’m on my way.
What’s your biggest life lesson?
Never base your happiness of something external, otherwise you’ll be miserable all your life.
You have everything you need, right here, right now.
It’s all in your way of thinking.
It took me 10 years to realize that.
Do you have other life lessons?
Don’t follow the crowd. The masses are normally wrong. Do your own thing, your own way.
How many kids do you have?
I have 2 sons.
What’s your parenting style?
Be firm but warm.
I learned this in the book Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
If you could have all the time in the world, what would you do?
- Trail running and hiking with friends and family
- Learning new things. I have a bucket list of things I’d love to learn like robot dancing and drumming
- Travelling to new countries. I’d love to visit Japan one day
- Improving my neighborhood and city
- Teaching kids about nutrition, exercise, meditation, persuasion, happiness, etc.
What is the the purpose of life?
Simply to try to make the world a better place.
Which book had the biggest impact for you?
The Book Of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti.
After reading this book, I felt that any other self-help books were worthless.
Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation is the only magic in the world and the only miracle. Osho
Be free where you are. Thich Nhat Hahn
Any other books that influenced you?
Another good book that I’m still thinking about today is Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.
I learned that what sticks in our minds is what’s Simple, UNexpected, Credible, Concrete, Emotional, Stories (SUCCESs).
What are the best podcasts?
There are a lot of podcasts that I listen to. My top 4 is:
- The Tim Ferriss Show (self-improvement, meditation, psychology, success)
- Joe Rogan (inspiring people, meditation, sleep, good stories and anecdotes)
- Masters Of Scale (business, startups)
- The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish (decision making, mental models, reading, life)
What are the best podcast episodes?
- Naval Ravikant with Shane Parrish on The Knowledge Project (The Angel Philosopher on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life)
- Naval Ravikant with Tim Ferriss on The Tim Ferriss Show (The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice)
- Naval Ravikant on The Tim Ferriss Show (Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory)
- Joe Rogan with Matthew Walker author of Why We Sleep
I still listen to those 4 episodes today and still learn valuable lessons every time.
Give it a shot!
What’s your favorite quote articles on wisdomquotes.com?
I love the stoic quotes because you can apply them in your life and be more able to accept things as they are.
I love the focus quotes because without focus you’ll accomplish nothing in life.
I love the meditation quotes because they remind you that life is not only about accomplishing things, it’s also about “being”.
What’s your biggest wish?
I hope that you, the reader, will have a good time during the few years you have on this planet.