"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our lives are made. Destiny is made known silently."
— Agnes De Mille
“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life”
-Jerzy Gregorek
“Not everything that’s hard is good of course, but almost everything good is hard..”
-Ryan Holiday
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from”
-Seth Godin
“Tutte le macchine hanno efficienza infinita, se sono spente”
-Giorgio Basaglia
"We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are"
-Anaïs Ni
"Do not believe everything you think"
"The things you think about, determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes the colour of your thoughts"
-Marcus Aurelius
“Not all readers are leaders. But all leaders are readers.”
-Harry S. Truman
"We must all wear out or rust out, each one of us. My choice is to wear out"
-Theodore Roosevelt
“The most important thing is to keep the most important thing, the most important thing.”
-Marco Montemagno
"Good enough equals shit"
- Brian grazer
Samuel Jonson
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man"
-Samuel Jonson
"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance"
-Samuel Jonson
"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken"
-Samuel Jonson
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble"
-Samuel Jonson
"Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others"
-Samuel Jonson
"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity"
-Samuel Jonson
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome"
-Samuel Jonson
"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time"
-Samuel Jonson
"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair"
-Samuel Jonson
On second marriages: "The triumph of hope over experience.”
-Samuel Jonson
Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
-Samuel Jonson
Mark Twain
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
-Mark Twain
On business
Feedback, is the breakfast of champions.
-Diogo Carriço
User interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it is not that good.
-Marti Leblanc
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses
-Henry Ford
On life
Everything is figureoutable.
-Marie Forleo
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
-Will Durant
If things seem under control, you are not going fast enough.
-Mario Andretti
Peter [Drucker] said to me, ‘You spend too much time thinking about if you’ll be successful. It’s the wrong question. The question is how to be useful.’
-Jim Collins
I can't give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
-Herbert Bayard Swope
“Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.”
-James Cameroon
We do not rise to the level of our hopes. We fall down to the level of our training.
If people aren't laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren't big enough
-Grayson Marshall
If you torture numbers long enough, they'll always confess.
-Ronald H. Coase
Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.
-W. H. Auden
Una mente infetta è molto più pericolosa di qualsiasi pestilenza. Una minaccia solamente la tua vita, l'altra distruggere il tuo carattere.
-Marco Aurelio
Just because you love doing something, it doesn't mean you can't suck at it.
-Mike Rowe
If you have more than three priorities, you don't have any.
-Jim Collins
When someone tells you something is wrong, they’re almost always right. When someone tells you how to fix it, they’re almost always wrong.
-Neil Strauss
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field
-Niels Bohr
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
-Richard Feynman
The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.
-Amos Tversky
Il miglioramento personale non è una cosa che fai, è una cosa che sei. Si riflette e lo ricerchi in tutte le azioni che fai, non solo quando leggi un libro.
-Arnaldo Abruzzini
Se sali sulla cima di una montagna con un paio di sci, senza aver preso nessuna lezione prima, il rischio di rompersi il collo è alto. Con il business è lo stesso.
-Arnaldo Abruzzini
You wouldn't worry so much about what other people think about you, if you realized how seldom they do.
-Eleanor Rooslvelt
The truth is generally seen, seldom heard.
-Baltasar Graciàn
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-Baltasar Graciàn
If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return.
-Benjamin Franklin
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
-Douglas Hofstadter
How to thrive in an unknowable future? Choose the plan with the most options. The best plan is the one that lets you change your plans.
-Derek Sivers
I don't trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: ‘Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.’
-Maya Angelou
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.
-Jean-Luc Godard
It is a more inspiring battle cry to scream 'Die, vicious scum!', instead of 'Die, people who could have been exactly like me but grew up in a different environment'
-Eliezer Yudkowsky
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
-Elbert Hubbard
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.
-Arthur Schopenhauer
Whatever scares you go do it. So it won't scare you anymore.
-Derek Sivers
Questa xe casa lasagna. Chi che lavora, magna.
-Alberto Lanaro
At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
-Benjamin Franlin
Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it.
-André Gide
In God we trust. All others must bring data.
-Edward Deming
The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone. The ordinary man is always doing things, yet many more are left to be done.
-Tao Te Ching
You are more powerful thank you think. Act accordingly.
-Seth Godin
If you don't believe it or don't get it, I don't have the time to try to convince you, sorry.
Satoshi Nakamoto, ideatore del bitcoin
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
We are what we pretend to be. So, what are you pretending to be?
-Derek Sivers
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
-Stephen McCranie
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
-E.B. White
I realized that becoming a master of Karate was not about learning 4.000 moves but about doing just a handful of moves 4.000 times.
-Chet Holmens
Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.
-Anaïs Nin
It is better to be optimistic and wrong than to be pessimistic and right.
-Elon Musk
Do not believe everything you think.
-Robert Fulghum
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
-Steve Jobs
These individuals have riches just as we say that we ‘have a fever,’ when really the fever has us.
I never allow myself to hold an opinion on anything that I don't know the other side's argument better than they do.
-Charles Munger
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
-Arthur Ashe
Tell me how I am measured and I'll tell you how I behave. If you measure me in an irrational manner... do not complain about my irrational behaviour.
-Eliyahu Goldratt
Happiness, love and passion ... aren't things you find. They are choice you make.
— Naval Ravikant
"I tell my kids, what is the difference between a hero and a coward? What is the difference between being [cowardly] and being brave? No difference. Only what you do. They both feel the same. They both fear dying and getting hurt. The man who is [cowardly] refuses to face up to what he’s got to face. The hero is more disciplined and he fights those feelings off and he does what he has to do. But they both feel the same, the hero and the coward. People who watch you judge you on what you do, not how you feel.”