Quotes


Here is a list of quotes I find inspiring.

Effectiveness

  • If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. - George Monbiot, "The self-attribution fallacy"
  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Source: Thomas Edison (disputed)
  • Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
  • The obstacle is the way.
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
  • The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

Self

  • When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world.
  • Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
  • There is no such thing as absolute certainty, but there is assurance sufficient for the purposes of human life. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Society

  • A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Source
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - source
  • One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. (Won't link nor quote the habit in the Seven Habits book, because Mr. Covey looks pretty stuck-up about his copyrights.)
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
  • In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act - George Orwell

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