Advice

  1. Noise and movement are not indicator of activity and progress — they’re just indicators of noise and movement.
  2. Hold the door open for others, and they will open doors for you.
  3. All of our miseries are nothing but attachment. 
  4. When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.
  5. Money doesn’t reveal who people are but rather accelerates and amplifies.
  6. Your real resumé is a painful recounting of all of your struggles.
  7. To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. 

  8. In the thick of battle, you will not rise to the level of your expectations, but fall to the level of your training.

  9. You’re never too important to be nice to people.
  10. Clear thinking and sharp critical reasoning combined with his holistic approach to education and the boundless body of knowledge.

  11. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

  12. Another flaw in human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

  13. This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death.

  14. I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent— no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.

  15. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live

  16. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. 

  17. You never stopped to ask yourself whether your own accumulated wisdom actually justifies the level of conviction you feel about that core belief.

  18. If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

  19. Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

  20. Make your coworkers talk about your eulogies virtues.

  21. We tend to judge others by their behavior, and ourselves by our intentions.

  22. The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.

  23. Be somewhere where you are free to maintain integrity, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position.

  24. Ignorance is a feature of the human mind, not a bug.

  25. There is a fine line between conviction and stubbornness.

  26. The aim of travel is to find a missing ingredient of our own maturity.

  27. At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

  28. It’s all a mistake… until it works.

  29. Non-resistance, non-judgement, non-attachment.

  30. When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

  31. You are more powerful than you think you are.

  32. Inoculate yourself of unfounded fears.

  33. Whats on the other side of the fear?

  34. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

  35. Don’t use skepticism as an excuse for inaction.

  36. Half of what we know is wrong, the problem is that we don’t know which.

  37. Everything popular is wrong.

  38. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

  39. Those who don’t believe in magic, will never find it.

  40. Dreams don’t work unless you do.

  41. The shining trophies on our shelves can never win tomorrow’s game.

  42. Multi-tasking interrupts learning.

  43. Ask yourself if your environment is supporting or sabotaging the behaviors you’re trying to create.

  44. If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.

  45. Hardness scares off the daydreamers and the timid, leaving more opportunity for those who are willing to take action.

  46. Keep going, you are getting there.

  47. Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

  48. Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.

  49. The harder you work, the luckier you get.

  50. People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity no matter how impressive their other talents.

  51. A year from now you will wish you had started today.

  52. If you want to be great, focus ruthlessly on the fundamentals.

  53. Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

  54. It isn’t what you have in your pocket what makes you thankful and happy, but what you have in your heart.

  55. This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.

  56. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

  57. There is more in life than increasing the speed.

  58. The trouble is you think you have time.

  59. Death, however, should be looked in the face by young and old alike.

  60. Keep death in mind at all times. if the warrior lives as though each day might be his last, he will conduct himself properly in all his actions.

  61. Frequently remembering we will die increases the quality of our life.

  62. The gods of organized religion don’t exist.

  63. The only honest way to approach it is from a perspective of gratitude.

  64. We shape our environment and then our environment shapes us.

  65. We are what we repeatedly do.

  66. What you think creates the emotions you feel.

  67. Being yourself is ceasing to identify with content. Whatever you perceive, experience, do, think, or feel is content. 

  68. Building character, there is one pattern that recurs: you have to go down to go up. descend into the valley of humility to climb to the heights of character.

  69. You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully

  70. The only person you are destined to be become is the person you decide to be.

  71. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

  72. All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

  73. We don’t have a purpose given to us, but it’s okay if we make one up.

  74. We have no cosmic significance. Other than that the cosmos is significant and we are part of it.

  75. A true love story, never ends.

  76. Know who your close friends are and invest in them.

  77. Do or do not, there is no try.

  78. You can have results or excuses, not both.

  79. Stop complaining, do something.

  80. Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring.

  81. Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.

  82. The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem.

  83. God wants to give us a gift, and we want to buy it.  

  84. If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.

  85. When writing the story of your life don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

  86. Take your life seriously, no one cares about it more than you.

  87. Do not let perfection become procrastination.

  88. Always try to avoid social comparison — it is a common root of unhappiness and poor decisions.

  89. Practice gratitude.

  90. Have steady criteria to determine what is right. 

  91. Make decisions without relying on the negative and positive reactions from admirers or detractors.

  92. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

  93. Our task today is to find singular ways to create the new things that will make the future better, not just different.

  94. Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.

  95. There are heroes and schmucks in all worlds. The most important thing is whether you are willing to engage in moral struggle against yourself.

  96. Nobody comes to work to do a bad job. By definition everyone is doing their best.

  97. What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.

  98. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

  99. People are inherently good. Bad actions come from bad situations.

  100. People around the world are very similar while being very different.