It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

The best people always seem to be building stuff and hanging around smart people. Sam Altman

If I could boil my success down to one thing; it’s that I have always surrounded myself with people who are one or two steps ahead of me.  Jayson Gaignard

Happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential.  Shawn Achor

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the success and the failures…I divide the world into the learners and non-learners. Benjamin Barber

Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.  Charlie Munger

People rise in life not because they are the strongest or most diligent but because they are learning machines.  Be a learning machine. Charlie Munger

Growth Mindset; The only belief that matters; I can improve at anything with learning and deliberate practice.  Tom Bilyeu

Growth mindset: On a long enough time line I can learn anything.  Tom Bilyeu

You are the average of the five stories you tell yourself the most. James Clear

You don’t stop working out because you are growing old, you grow old because you stop working out.

Facts don’t care about your feelings. Ben Shapiro

The best way to predict the future is to create it.  Peter Drucker

You are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things; the people you meet and the books you read.  Charlie Jones

Be curious.  Read widely.  Try new things.  I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity.  Aaron Swartz

See the world as math and not magic. Successful people treat success as a learnable skill. They figure out what they need, and they go get it.  Everything is learnable.  Scott Adams

Your system is perfectly designed to give you the results you are getting.  Edward Demming

As a general rule, people have to go find luck; it doesn’t find them.  Luck is attracted to action and energy.  It doesn’t come looking for you on the couch.  Scott Adams

A really good book costs $10 or $20 and can change your life in a meaningful way.  I always spent money on books, I never viewed it as an expense, that’s an investment to me.  Naval Ravikant

A million self-help books distilled: front-load your pain.

In life you don’t get what you deserve you get what you negotiate.  Tim Ferriss

Easy choices, hard life.  Hard choices, easy life.

Game Theory 101: Help other people win their game.  Focus on that and everything else takes care of itself.

Don’t tie your ego to being right.  Tie your ego to being a learner.  It’s anti-fragile; it grows when it’s attacked.  Tom Bilyeu

On our death bed one of the most important questions we will ask ourself is did we give our kids the tools to live a thriving and fulfilled life.  And did we model a thriving and fulfilled life?  Dean Graziosi

My #1 repeated learning in life: there are no adults, everyone’s making it up as they go along.  Figure it out yourself and do it.  Naval Ravikant

Read what you love until you love to read.  Naval Ravikant

Good pain comes from pushing towards a goal.  Bad pain comes from avoiding challenges.  Gonna suffer either way.  Might as well become better.  Ed Latimore

The key to punching out of your weight class is taking uncomfortable risks.  Scott Galloway

Surround yourself with people that gas each other up.  Gary Vee

People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom.  Naval Ravikant

A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love.  These things cannot be bought, they must be earned.  Naval Ravikant

Goals don’t determine success.  Systems determine success.  James Clear

You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems.  James Clear

Comparison is the thief of joy.  Theodore Roosevelt

All the benefits in life come from compound interest—relationships, money, habits—anything of importance.  Naval Ravikant

Life shrinks or expands in direct proportion to one’s courage.  Anais Nin

Small actions repeated over time transform us.  Daniel Coyle

The people who remain teachable all their lives.  They keep trying to see better.  Erwin McManus

The brave and the generous have the best lives.  They are seldom sorry.  Havamal

Fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.  Donald Miller

Busy is a victim word.

You become like the five people you hang out with the most.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.  George Bernard Shaw

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I respond to it.  Chuck Swindoll

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  Hellen Keller

He or she who tries the most stuff…wins!  Tom Peters

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  Thomas Edison

Try a lot of stuff, keep what works.

It’s good to do uncomfortable things.  It’s like weight training for life.  Anne Lamott

Somewhere along the way we seem to have confused comfort with happiness. Dean Karnazes

Never let your feelings dictate your bravery.  Live braver than you feel.  Jon Acuff

You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.  Just literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery.  And I promise you, something great will come of it.  Matt Damon from We Bought a Zoo

The best way to find a current of good luck is to swim with great people. Jim Collins

Difference makers would rather apologize for too much tenacity than regret having too much timidity.  Pete Wilson

It all comes down to a simple choice; Get busy living or get busy dying.  Shawshank Redemption

Dollar for dollar there is no better investment in the world than a book.  Ryan Holiday

Reading: one of the best ways to upgrade human software.  Shane Parrish