You know the Singaporean. He is a hard-working, industrious, rugged individual. Or we would not have made the grade. But let us also recognise that he is a champion grumbler.
— Lee Kuan Yew /15 🧵
Of all resources, time is the most precious because it is the only one that is not renewable.
— Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, The Art of Time /16 🧵
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
― Rumi /17 🧵
Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.
— Steve Jobs /18 🧵
Study physics, mathematics, computers, microeconomics, game theory, and persuasion.
— Naval /19 🧵
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.
– Wayne Dyer /20 🧵
A culture that sees all people as flawed is compassionate and forgiving—a safe place that encourages creativity and independence.
A culture that sees people as either angels or demons is always full of fear, shame, and disgust—a terrifying place that encourages only conformity.
— @.waitbutwhy /21 🧵
Obstacles don't block the path. They are the path.
— Zen proverb /22 🧵
Only women, children and dogs are loved, unconditionally. A man is loved based on what he can provide.
— Chris Rock /23 🧵
The people who publish misinformation online are only half the phenomenon. The other half are the people who eagerly swallow it because it supports some conclusion they want to believe.
— @.paulg /24 🧵
There is nothing in this world that can trouble you more than your own thoughts.
— @.LIVEpositivity /25 🧵
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
― Voltaire /26 🧵
There exists in the world a single path along which no one can go except you: whither does it lead? Do not ask, go along it.
— Nietzsche /27 🧵
A story is a map of meaning, a 'strategy' for emotional regulation and behavioral output.
— Jordan Peterson /28 🧵
The snowflakes fall slowly to the ground; each flake to its proper place.
— A Taoist saying /29 🧵
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
— Marcus Aurelius /30 🧵
same beast, different animal
— Kobe Bryant /31 🧵
The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe
For the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood.. he was one of them
— Turkish proverb /32 🧵
Most of what we think, say or do is unnecessary.
— Marcus Aurelius /33 🧵
The five most important skills are reading, writing, arithmetic, persuasion, and programming.
– @.naval /34 🧵
The tools for learning are abundant. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce.
– @.naval /35 🧵
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
— Rumi /36 🧵
If you reflect enough, you become your own source of light.
— @.LearnEarnT_chMe /37 🧵
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
— Arthur Conan Doyle /38 🧵
In order to see, you have to stop being in the middle of the picture.
— Aurobindo /39 🧵
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
— James Madison /40 🧵
You get there by realizing you are already there.
— Eckhart Tolle /41 🧵
You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
— Alan Watts /42 🧵
Do not look here, do not look there, for the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
— Jesus Christ /43 🧵
Study yourself, knowing who you are intimately is your biggest life project.
— @.BlissOfShiva /44 🧵
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, calm down, look around, and improvise. Creativity is the key of life.
– Paulo Coelho /45 🧵
The wackiest creatures are usually in rainforests and rainforests don't allow for fossils.
So the coolest, wackiest creatures that existed are the ones we'll never be able to find.
— Kurzgesagt /46 🧵
The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.
— Plato /47 🧵
What's wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don't know now until later?
— Winnie the Pooh /48 🧵
Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work.
— Thich Nhat Hanh /49 🧵
I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in the silence, and the truth comes to me.
— Albert Einstein /50🧵
One reason to meditate is to prove to yourself how little you actually need out of life.
— @.naval /51 🧵
I searched for Godand found only myself.I searched for myselfand found only God.
— Rumi /52 🧵
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the strom"
And, the warrior whispers back, "I am the strom"
— ? /53 🧵
Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.
— WA /54 🧵
We're different animals but the same beast.
— Sherman /55 🧵
My goal is to do useful things, maximize the probability that the future is good, and make the future exciting.
— @.elonmusk /56 🧵
I would rather be optimistic and wrong than to be pessimistic and right.
— @.elonmusk /57 🧵
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
— Helen Keller /58 🧵
All suffering comes from the mind, not the world.
— Byron Katie /59 🧵
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