When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.

Maya Angelou

If you're perpetually angry and depressed and confused and unloving, it doesn't matter how much success you have or who is in your life, you're not going to enjoy any of it.

Sam Harris

If you try to do something right now and it goes poorly, you're going to know, and then you can't delude yourself into thinking that it's going to happen at some future time and it's going to be better

Derek Muller

You Only Live Once, but living once means living many times, as a series of similar but technically different people who know each other (but only in one direction) and who can help each other (but only in the other direction).

Derek Muller

Whether a thought is spoken or not, it is a real thing and has powers of reality.

Frank Herbert, Dune

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.

Frank Herbert, Dune

No one ever drowned in his own sweat.

Ann Landers

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation.

Brett McKay

There are no diets, only lifestyles.

Brett McKay

You must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard Feynman

A goal without a plan is just a wish.


"No" is no to one thing. "Yes" is no to a lot of things.

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