Thought of the Day – 240 Quotes For Reflection And Inspiration

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Everything happens for me, not to me. Byron Katie

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There are two ways to be. One is at war with reality and the other is at peace. Byron Katie

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We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda

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A good life is a surprising life. A surprising life is one with few expectations. James Clear

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Thoughts are overrated. Intuition is underrated. Maxime Lagacé


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You’re never too important to be nice to people. Jon Batiste

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If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long. Elon Musk

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In a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing. Shunryu Suzuki

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The game is to be where you are. Be it honestly and as consciously as you know how. Ram Dass


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When there is no desire, all things are at peace. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha

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We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. Santosh Kalwar

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The mind without passions is a fortress. No place is more secure. Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, Amazon book)

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That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time. Sharon Salzberg

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The Best Thoughts of the Day

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Who you think you are each day, completely determines the universe you live in. Ram Dass

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. Jack Kornfield

What you really value is what you miss, not what you have. Jorge Luis Borges

You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action. Somerset Maugham

Embrace discomfort. That’s how you’ll learn, grow, become strong, and ultimately, become free. Maxime Lagacé

The most important thing for learning is doing. The most important thing for success is saying no. The most important thing for happiness is saying yes. Maxime Lagacé

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest effort is not concerned with results. Atisha

One gains by losing and loses by gaining. Zen proverb

Your desire for pleasure or happiness makes you unhappy. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

No matter how much you try to hold on to something, it will all be gone. Taoist proverb

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. Buddhist proverb

Slow reading, most enjoyable reading. Slow learning, deepest understanding. Slow to conclusions, deepest thinking. Rushing can make you waste time and life. @orangebook_

Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. Osho

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. Thich Nhat Hanh

Craziness is good. Crazy people are happy, free, they have no hindrance. But since you have many attachment, you are only a little crazy. This is not crazy enough. You must become completely crazy. Then you will understand. Seungsahn

Wisdom tells me I am nothing, love tells me I am everything. Between the two, my life flows. Nisargadatta

Those who seek the easy way do not seek the true way. Dogen

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. Swami Vivekananda

When you become a lover of what is, the war is over. Byron Katie

The key to everything: give yourself permission to be who you really are. Susan Cain

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Part 2. Thoughts of the Day That Are…

The Most Famous Thoughts of the Day (Socrates, Voltaire, Einstein, etc.)

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We think too much and feel too little. Charlie Chaplin

Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten? Sigmund Freud

He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others. Albert Einstein

We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Albert Einstein

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

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

Presence is when you’re no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one. Eckhart Tolle

As human beings, all 7 billion of us are born the same way and die the same way. Physically, mentally and emotionally we are the same. We all want to live a happy life and avoid problems, but in a materialistic culture we overlook the importance of love and affection. 14th Dalai Lama

Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. Socrates

We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming. Bob Dylan

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Voltaire

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. Bertrand Russell

I never learned anything when I was talking. Larry King

A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise. Zig Ziglar

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus

The only shame is to have none. Blaise Pascal

Don’t push the river; let the river flow. Arianna Huffington

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Short Thoughts of the Day

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Ignorance is bold. Thucydides

Act without expectation. Lao Tzu

No clinging, no seeking. Zen proverb

Direction matters more than speed. Shane Parrish

Recognize and honor your uniqueness. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

To think for yourself, question yourself. Maxime Lagacé

You are still guided by your expectations. Chuang Tzu

A meditator is both an artist and a warrior. Thich Nhat Hanh

Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose. Lao Tzu

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton

Talking is overrated. Listening is underrated. Maxime Lagacé

Remember: eventually, no one will remember you. Jack Butcher (See also: death quotes)

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. Walter Lippmann

You always admire what you really don’t understand. Blaise Pascal

The really important thing is not to reject anything. Susan Sontag

Growth is the art of failing without self-destructing. @orangebook_

Think long term. Execute short term. Appreciate the present. @TheStoicEmperor

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Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts of the Day

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A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it. Ram Dass

If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear – emanate love. Ram Dass

The fool has many thoughts, dramatize them and becomes agitated. The wise has many thoughts, ignore most of them and stay cool-headed. Maxime Lagacé

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. James Allen (As a Man Thinketh, Amazon book)

Look at the moon. It travels in the sky completely free, and this freedom produces beauty and happiness. Thich Nhat Hanh

The most important things in life are so simple: be good to people, cherish your friends and family, do what makes you happy, be present. Jack Altman

The present moment. It’s where high performance is expressed and wisdom is revealed. Michael Gervais

The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside. Eckhart Tolle

Life’s meaning is not in following someone else, it is in the unfolding of one’s own self. It is not a process of becoming like someone else, it is to be oneself. Osho

No one is born with self-confidence. No one is born with a clear mind. No one is born with courage. They are all acquired. Decades of efforts. Just keep going. @orangebook_

If you never write, you never think. If you never instruct, you never master. If you never give, you never bond. If you never travel, you never notice. If you never create, you never live. @orangebook_

Most people feel that they become more and more authentic over the course of their lives. I think that the older we get, the less we give a damn who we’re “supposed” to be. Susan Cain

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Thich Nhat Hanh

Our practice is to cultivate good seeds in the soil of our mind, knowing that they will mature and bloom in their own time. Thich Nhat Hanh

Our quality of being determines our quality of doing. Thich Nhat Hanh

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer. Zora Neale Hurston

Our deepest nature is to awaken and flower. Tara Brach

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Funny Thoughts of the Day

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People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman. Doug Larson

The fool laughs of others. The wise laughs with others. The wiser laughs at himself. Maxime Lagacé

If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else. Ann Landers

I have a lot of growing up to do. I realized that the other day inside my fort. Zach Galifianakis

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. Albert Einstein

As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. Sir Norman Wisdom

“That’s funny” is a nice way of letting someone know it really wasn’t. Sammy Rhodes

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand. Emo Philips

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member. Groucho Marx

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. Wendell Johnson

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Oscar Wilde

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Mark Twain

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin

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Deep Thoughts of the Day

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Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. Swami Vivekananda

It’s okay to be alone, to be sad, to rest and repair. Really. Susan Cain

Abundance is harder for us to handle than scarcity. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Little things console us because little things afflict us. Blaise Pascal

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. Blaise Pascal

If only humanity made its loving as frequent and as detailed as its complaining. Philip Arnold

Brief is man’s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the longest posthumous fame, buoyed only by a succession of poor human beings who will very soon die and who know little of themselves, much less of someone who died long ago. Marcus Aurelius

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. Lao Tzu

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable. H.L. Mencken (Prejudices: Third Series)

Money isn’t the goal. Freedom is. Kids aren’t the goal. Loving is. Talent isn’t the goal. Growth is. The goal isn’t the goal. Meaning is. @orangebook_

Modern medicine is more about money than about health. Modern education is more about credentials than about learning. Modern traveling is more about social signaling than about discovery. @orangebook_

If you don’t crave for joy, misery won’t touch you. If you don’t crave for peace, nothing will disturb you. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

What makes you ‘you’? If you find this out, your life becomes an eternal celebration. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

We are prisoners of the present, in perpetual transition from an inaccessible past to an unknowable future. Neil deGrasse Tyson

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth – only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair. C.S. Lewis

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. Caroline Caldwell

Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in. Shannon L. Alder

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Wise Thoughts of the Day (Words of Wisdom)

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What you are aware of, you are in control of; what you are not aware of, is in control of you. Anthony de Mello

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see. Huang Po

The more you meditate, the more you understand yourself. The more you understand yourself, the more peaceful you can be. Maxime Lagacé

The fools have busy minds and busy calendars. The wise have quiet minds and quiet calendars. The wiser have fulfilled minds and no calendar. Maxime Lagacé

You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results. James Clear (Atomic Habits, Amazon book)

Conquer the angry man by love. Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness. Conquer the liar with truth. The Dhammapada

The way of the sage is to act but not to compete. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

He who tries to shine dims his own light. He who defines himself can’t know who he really is. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

Three treasures I cherish: The first is fathomless love, the second is frugality, and the third is reluctance to lead. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm. Blaise Pascal

When people do not ignore what they should ignore, but ignore what they should not ignore, this is ignorance. Zhuangzi

The future is being made out of the present, so the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. This is logical and clear. Thich Nhat Hanh

If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. Thich Nhat Hanh

There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus. Thich Nhat Hanh

If you follow wisdom, fun follows you. If you follow fun, misery follows you. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The truly smart don’t care about looking smart. The truly rich don’t care about looking rich. The truly happy don’t care about looking happy. @orangebook_

Food fasting fixes the body. Thought fasting fixes the mind. Judgment fasting fixes relationships. Have the courage to get less: you will get more. @orangebook_

Never assume it’s too late, but remember you don’t have forever. Johnny Uzan

Darkness is an absence of light. Ego is an absence of awareness. Osho

The power of man’s virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings. Blaise Pascal

A man who is never foolish is not as wise as he thinks. François de La Rochefoucauld

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See also: 8 Key Lessons for Living a Simple Life (zenhabits.net)

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Thoughts of the Day About Life, Friendship

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Surround yourself with people who focus more on improving others than proving themselves. Adam Grant

Make life more beautiful by telling hard truths. Avoid making life more illusory by telling comforting lies. Maxime Lagacé

Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force. Lao Tzu

Who is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. Lao Tzu

Trying to control leads to ruin. Allow your life to unfold naturally, knowing that it too is a vessel of perfection. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Flow, Amazon book)

The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story. Byron Katie

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal

Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow. U.G. Krishnamurti (Mind is a Myth)

The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable, yet at the same time to sit with the mystery and the awe and with the unbearable pain – to just be with it all. Ram Dass

The quality of your life is driven by how you respond to what you don’t know and the principles by which you live. Shane Parrish

It’s the quality of our life that is important, not how long we live. Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is only available in the present moment. The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. Thich Nhat Hanh

A life well-lived is a life well-edited. Prune away the inessential. Pour yourself into what remains. James Clear (See also: simplicity quotes)

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step)

Trying times bring the best out of you. Rewarding times give the best of the world to you. Life is combination of both. Move on with zeal. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You fail to build relationships when you are too scared to trust. You fail to build wealth when you are too scared to invest. You fail to build happiness when you are too scared to live. @orangebook_

The cruel always believe the kind are weak. But human decency and goodness can also move human affairs. David Frum

I am only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation. Susan Sontag

If you don’t know where the days go, you won’t know where your life went. Jack Butcher

Life is half spent before we know what it is. George Herbert

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Thoughts of the Day About Happiness, Peace, Freedom

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Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. Blaise Pascal

Rather than act like the lord of the manor, I would rather behave like a guest. Lao Tzu

The moment that judgment stops through acceptance of what is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace. Eckhart Tolle

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but you thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth, Amazon book)

Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. Eckhart Tolle

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor. Victor Hugo

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. Dale Carnegie

Time is a box formed by thoughts of the past and future. When you’re not dwelling in the past or anticipating the future, but you are just right here, right now – you’re outside of time. Ram Dass

Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough. Ram Dass

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation. Milarepa

Real freedom is freedom from past and future. When you offer everything as it arises in you then nothing can take you away from your centre. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Everything is impermanent. Knowing this, just relax. Be happy and spread happiness. Be free minded and high spirited. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step, Amazon book)

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. Swami Sivananda

You want successful relationships, just be honest. You want talent, just be disciplined. You want money, just provide people what they want. You want health, just skip sugar and stress, and get sun and sleep. You want happiness, just be mindful. @orangebook_

What you read doesn’t matter if you don’t think. What you think doesn’t matter if you don’t do. What you do doesn’t matter if you aren’t happy. @orangebook_

People think they are smart because they think constantly, but intelligence is about figuring out how to stop thoughts that make you miserable. @orangebook_

You read less once you understand the value of writing your own thoughts. Fulfillment doesn’t come from consumption, but from creation. @orangebook_

Happiness is a state of nonillusion, of dropping the illusion. Anthony de Mello

Be silent and watch the world of delusions melt away. B.D. Schiers

See also: inner peace quotes, gratitude quotes

See also: 13 Easy Ways to Be Happy Every Day (psychologytoday.com)

Thoughts of the Day About Love, Relationships

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You gotta remember that the ego is built on fear. It’s not built on love. Ram Dass

We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them. Ram Dass

It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. John Templeton

Even if you win in ego, it is a loss. Even if you lose in love, it is a victory. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace. Kimberly Jones

In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness. Toba Beta

You are not responsible for how people feel about themselves. @orangebook_

Never feel guilty about spending time with people you love. @orangebook_

You can’t find mutual love if you haven’t found self-love. @orangebook_

The less you want from others, the more honest and authentic you become, and the better all your relationships. @orangebook_

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahlil Gibran

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change. Thich Nhat Hanh

See also: love yourself quotes, relationship quotes

Thoughts of the Day About Education, Learning

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True education consists in this: to feel joy and grief at the right things. Aristotle

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. Blaise Pascal

The truth you believe and cling to, makes you unavailable to hear anything new. Pema Chödrön

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake

Ornate language has so long been taken for deep learning that it is not easy to show that such words often conceal ignorance. John Locke

The master is her own physician. She has healed herself of all knowing, thus she is truly whole. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing. Thich Nhat Hanh

For a few centuries man has tried to make himself like a machine. He’s learned to arrive on time. He’s learned to repeat after teacher. He’s learned to do repetitious tasks reliably. Machines are now better at being machines than man is. Man must now relearn how to be man. @TheStoicEmperor

You will grow faster once you have the courage to spend more time alone. @orangebook_

Focus on timeless learning, not on learning in less time. @orangebook_

The best teachers constantly learn. The best learners constantly teach. The best thinkers do both. @orangebook_

Eloquence stems from thousands of hours discussing ideas. Self-confidence stems from thousands of hours applying ideas. Clear thinking stems from thousands of hours simplifying ideas. @orangebook_

If I have ventured wrongly, very well, life corrects me with a penalty. But if I haven’t ventured at all, who can help me then? Søren Kierkegaard

You have to be willing to look like an idiot in the short run to outperform in the long run. While copying what others already do helps achieve average results quickly, common approaches never outperform. What ends as better, starts as different. Shane Parrish

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates

The most valuable insights can’t be bought. They must be earned. Shane Parrish

Education is what someone tells you to do. Learning is what you do for yourself. Thibaut

See also: knowledge quotes

See also: How To Learn Faster – 30 Simple Hacks Based On Science (wisdomquotes.com 🙂 )

Thoughts of the Day About Work, Business

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To be more original, spend more time with yourself. Jack Butcher

Smart colleagues show self-confidence. Smarter colleagues show vulnerability. Maxime Lagacé

Learn to be peaceful in uncomfortable situations. The calmer you’ll be, the clearer you’ll think. Maxime Lagacé

The real art of communication is not in making yourself impressive, but in making yourself understood. It is a rarer skill than you might think. @TheStoicEmperor

Once you make peace with the fact that all decisions are made by real people – not logical people – life gets easier. Thibaut

Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter. Greg McKeown (Essentialism, Amazon book)

The things that matter most can’t be copied. You can copy goals, you can’t copy discipline. You can copy ideas, you can’t copy execution. You can copy answers, you can’t copy understanding. You can copy thinking, you can’t copy thinking for yourself. Shane Parrish

If they call you “weird,” you are onto something. Sparks of revolution, scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs: they never come from “normal people.” @orangebook_

Become a great businessman, but don’t forget to be a great son, a great husband, and a great dad. No point in bettering yourself if you lose yourself in the process. @orangebook_

If you’re not tired at the end of the day, work harder. If you’re too tired at the end of the day, work smarter. @orangebook_

Genius isn’t about knowing more, it’s about thinking differently. @orangebook_

Everyone can work hard for a few weeks, few can do it for a few years. @orangebook_

When fishermen cannot go to sea, they repair nets. Nabil Sabio Azadi

See also: hard work quotes, leadership quotes

Thoughts of the Day About Motivation, Success

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Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear. Lao Tzu

Don’t waste your time playing games you don’t care about winning. Jack Altman

The wise will use self-discipline to achieve success. The wiser will choose meaning to achieve fulfillment. Maxime Lagacé

Concentration produces wealth. Diversification protects wealth. James Clear

Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it. James Clear (Atomic Habits)

If you want to win once, focus on the outcome. If you want to win often, focus on the process. Shane Parrish

The things that matter aren’t sexy. Culture teaches us to seek money, power, and fame. And yet, we are no happier with these things. What fulfills us is being a mom or a dad, a son or a daughter, a partner, a soul mate, a trusted friend, … to the people in our lives. Shane Parrish

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. Will Rodgers

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Measure wealth in friendship, love and integrity. Only the soulless keep score with money. It’s quantifiable nature provides them with the superiority they crave. Jack Peach

If you want to be well liked – be nice and mediocre. Large success brings hate, jealousy, and admiration – not public acceptance. @LifeMathMoney

Confidence comes from one place and one place only – your self-talk. Michael Gervais

Success is when you no longer compare yourself to anyone else. @orangebook_

Success is the art of fasting. Food fasting. Information fasting. Entertainment fasting. Social fasting. Only consume what you need. @orangebook_

If you aren’t scared of spending time alone, you’re already halfway to success. @orangebook_

Those who are confident without knowledge are not courageous, but mad. Socrates

Repetition either leads to boredom/slumber or elevates you to perfection. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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See also: Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated (jamesclear.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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It might sound pessimistic, but I remember one teacher saying to always live life with death on the side, the idea of remembering how precious life is. I think about it every day, like, “Wow, life will end for all of us.” Andy Puddicombe

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