My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.
– JK Rowling, Fantastic Beasts
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it
– Muhammad Ali
The maintenance of self-esteem is a continuous task that taxes all of the individual’s power and inner resources. We have to prove our worth and justify our existence anew each day.
– Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
– Leonardo Da Vinci
Simply put, meaningfulness comes from contributing to other people, whereas happiness comes from what they contribute to you. This runs counter to some conventional wisdom.
– By Roy F Baumeister, The meanings of life
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
– Ernest Hemingway
…the jaw-dropping gorgeousness of the turning orb, like a self-propelled art gallery of fantastic constantly changing beauty, that is the world itself.
– Chris Hadflied
We can always be ordinarily civil, even if we cannot always be absolutely wise.
– Arthur Martine
The ability to forgive oneself… is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life.
– Ann Patchett
The self is the friend of a man who masters himself through the self, but for a man without self-mastery, the self is like an enemy at war.
– The Bhagavad Gita
The greatest demonstration of power and security is to actually make oneself defenseless, to become as comfortable with one’s weaknesses as possible.
As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
– Leonardo Da Vinci
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
– Joseph Campbell
…the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
– Carl Jung
Don’t pity the humble painter. He can be lord of all things. Whatever exists in the universe, he has first in his mind, and then in his hand.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Raise your ‘self’ to such heights, that before issuing every decree of destiny, even God would ask you: “Tell me what your wish is?”
– Allama Iqbal
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature. – Michael Faraday
It is unfortunate that the wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard. For in the graveyard we will find inventions that never were; ideas that still remain; and dreams that were never acted upon.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci
‘Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” – Carl Sagan
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
If you can understand Urdu/Hindi you will appreciate how amazing this Kalaam (sufi music) is by Khwaja Ghulam Farid is. Over 100 years old and still amazing.
“Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.” – Book Design: A Practical Introduction by Douglas Martin
Make sure others are productive before you are.
Before you start on your share of work, make sure everyone you are responsible for has everything they need to do theirs. That’s how you get leverage.