Rule 1: Don’t Be Lazy.
"Ama Sua, Ama llula, ama cheklla: do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy."-Incan Law.
“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Many a false step was made by standing still.-Fortune Cookie.
Positive change requires hard work, patience, and discipline. That’s the secret left out of The Secret.-Behavior Gap by Richards.
The problem isn’t really that we don’t know or can’t understand what to do. The problem is that we choose not to do it.-Complete Guide to Money by Ramsey.
“Half-finished jobs, conversations, sins, and virtues are what have brought the world to its present mess. Reach the end, everyone! Strike; win the fight! God detests the half-Devil more than the Devil-in-chief.”-Zorba by Kazantzakis.
Opportunity will not hunt the man.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Always be moving, on one’s own initiative.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Time is wasted because there is so much time available.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Success in any undertaking calls for definite, well organized, and continuous work. Nothing has yet been invented to take the place of work. Not all the brains of the world are sufficient to enable a man to achieve outstanding success without work.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: “Deal with the small before it becomes large.” Strive to release stress and tension as soon as you notice it is beginning to build.-Champions Mind by Afremow.
Rule 2: Self- Awareness.
Is not the truest pity, when a man has a sore point, not to touch it at all?-Les Mis by Hugo.
The habit of looking in some other direction, of fidgeting with some pocket gadget when others are talking, is among the worst forms of effrontery.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Rule 3: Self- Responsibility.
Take responsibility for your self and your situation.
Stop blaming others.
Stop waiting for life to happen to you.
Always think for yourself….despite how strong the “commonly accepted” values/opinion/“facts” may be.
Don't be an asshole.
Share in the United Effort of Mankind.
Live a virtuous life, in the stoic sense. That is, develop calm, clear judgement, and a deep sense of empathy and use those tools to live in harmony with your fellow humans, nature, and your inner self.-Keith Ballinger.
Leave it better than you found it (regarding people, places, things).-Rachel Bond Odio.
Gradually, however, vague outlines began to take form and to fix themselves in his meditation, and he was able to catch a glimpse with precision of the reality,—not the whole situation, but some of the details. He began by recognizing the fact that, critical and extraordinary as was this situation, he was completely master of it.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
If you think I’m the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something, and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change but themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.”-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
16th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne remarked, “Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”-Champions Mind by Afremow.
“The only remedy lay in people transforming themselves. The satisfaction of wants must meet at a certain point a dead stop, and each must do his share of bread labor rather than exploit others.”-Gandhi.
Willingness to accept the full responsibility of the mistakes of one’s subordinates without trying to pass the buck. Nothing destroys one's capacity of leadership quicker than the habit of shifting responsibilities to others.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Character Traits: Definitiveness of Purpose, Promptness of Decision, Soundness of Character (intentional honesty), Strict Discipline over one’s emotions, Loyalty to one's personal associates, Enduring thirst for knowledge.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
“I believe that success can be measured in the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Rule #4: Organization.
Complete, in every facet of life.
Rule #5: Expiation/Entropy.
Let it go.
“The most divine of human generosities, the expiation for others.”-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
Live without disdain.-Les Mis by Hugo.
To enjoy life, you don’t need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren’t as serious as you make them out to be.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.-Bruce Lee.
Satyagraha: The power born of truth and love or non-violence. Gandhi's idea was to conquer hatred by love.
Rule #6: Standup to Bullies.
Never Bully, Stop bullies.
Do not hesitate to sacrifice the first to the second—security to virtue.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
The Darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.-Dante Alighieri.
Rule #7: Positive Mental Attitude.
Enthusiasm is contagious, as is also lack of enthusiasm. Followers and subordinates take on the enthusiasm of their leader. Men respond best to those who deal with them justly, and especially where they are dealt with fairly by men in higher positions of authority.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
A positive mental attitude...at all times.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
"Charisma: the greatest revolutionary force."-Max Weber.
Don’t tell me it’s impossible, tell me you can’t do it. Tell me it’s never been done ... the only things we really know are Maxwell’s equations, the three laws of Newton, the two postulates of relativity, and the periodic table. That’s all we know that’s true. All the rest are man’s laws.-Dean Kamen.
Rule #8: Climb Obstacles.
The obstacle is the way.
Responsibility is the way.
Even if Sisyphus succeeds in pushing the rock all the way to the top of the hill, he would then seek a higher hill, start a new ascent, for the ascent itself is the enlightenment. It is the pushing, the sweat, the struggle that transubstantiates flesh into spirit, darkness into light, mud, blood, desires, and visions into enlightenment.-Zorba by Kazantzakis.
There are no limitations to mental capacity except those which an individual sets up in his own mind.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Those who never run any risk; who only sail when the wind is fair; who heave to when approaching land, though perhaps a day’s sail distant; and who even delay the performance of urgent duties until they can be done easily and quite safely; are, doubtless, extremely prudent persons: but rather unlike those officers whose names will never be forgotten while England has a navy.-The Weather Experiment by Moore.
Rule #9: Embrace Failure.
Fail Hard, Fail Fast, Get up.
Failure leads to compromise, problem solving, airing of wrongs, etc, leading to something better. The more successful you are, the more you have mastered your failures-Andrew Carnegie.
When everything goes wrong for us, what a joy it is to test our soul’s endurance and value. It seems that an invisible, omnipotent enemy—called God by some, Satan by others—pounces to throw us down. Yet we stand erect. Thus whenever we are internally victorious, even though we are utterly defeated outwardly, the true human being feels indescribable pride and joy. The outer misfortune is transformed into the highest, most obdurate form of bliss.-Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
I have yet to know of the first man who attained great success without having met and mastered great difficulties, in the form of temporary defeat.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Examine the records of the truly great leaders in all walks of life and you will discover that their success is in exact proportion to their mastery of failures.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.-Winston Churchill.
“There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA,” Musk said. “Failure is an option here [at SpaceX]. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”-Future of Humanity by Kaku.
You see this hell from which you have just emerged is the first form of heaven. It was necessary to begin there.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.-Niels Bohr.
Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure.”-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Samuel Beckett, a personal hero of mine: ‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him.-Thomas Watson, founder of IBM.
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.-Thomas Watson, founder of IBM.
Being able to quit things that don’t work is integral to being a winner.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Failure would only make him stronger and smarter.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
John D. Rockefeller, who said, “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
"The glittering prizes in life come more to those who persevere despite setback and disappointment than they do to the exceptionally gifted who, with the confidence of the talents bestowed upon them, often pursue the tasks leading to success with less determination."-Power of One by Courtenay.
If you learn something new, you are then required to make mistakes in order to fully understand what you have learned.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
The habit of learning from mistakes-one’s own and the mistakes of others.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Form the habit of searching for the good there is to be found in every form of defeat. This procedure becomes the finest sort of training of the willpower and serves, at the same time, to bring the subconscious mind into action in one's behalf.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
I have yet to know of the first man who attained great success without having met and mastered great difficulties, in the form of temporary defeat.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.-Last Unicorn by Beagle.
Rule #10: Empathy.
Always attempt to empathize with people before making any decision that affects them.
Condemn nothing in haste and without taking circumstances into account. He said, “Examine the road over which the fault has passed.”-Les Mis by Hugo.
Right is the just and the true.-Les Mis by Hugo.
Rule #11: Empowerment.
Following the example of all those who have been wise, holy, and just, that his first duty was not towards himself.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
Leaders take the initiative in mobilizing people for participation in the processes of change, encouraging a sense of collective identity and collective efficacy, which in turn brings stronger feelings of self worth and self-efficacy....This is called empowerment. Instead of exercising power over people, transforming leaders champion and inspire followers.-Transforming Leadership by Burns.
"The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete; the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better. Hoppie's dictum to me, "First with the head and then with the heart," was more than simply mixing brains with guts. It meant thinking well beyond the powers of normal concentration and then daring your courage to follow your thoughts."-Power of One by Courtenay.
My idea of charity is a system that will encourage the growth of the seed of success and discourage the growth of the seed of failure. I believe in personal gifts of material things only where individuals are unable, through physical or mental disability, to help themselves.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
“Some people see things as they are and say: why? I dream things that never were and say: why not?”-George Bernard Shaw.
Rule #12: Fearlessness.
Do not fear anything. If you ever find yourself anxious, scared, upset, angry, unsure, stop what you’re doing and assess why. Address it if you can, make a plan to confront it later if you can’t at the current moment, or forget it if it’s trivial. i.e. be sure of yourself.
Excessive fear and self-doubt that are the greatest detractors of personal genius.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
The habit of fear and anger, or the habit of self-composure and courage.-Gates of Fire by Pressfield.
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
“Let us never fear robbers nor murderers. Those are dangers from without, petty dangers. Let us fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices are the real murderers. The great dangers lie within ourselves. What matters it what threatens our head or our purse! Let us think only of that which threatens our soul.”-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
In moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body.-1984 by Orwell.
Rule #13: Be Happy.
It's like the oxygen masks on planes. Make sure you are happy first before trying to make everyone around you happy.
It may be simple to ask people: “What would make you happier?”-Transforming Leadership by Burns.
Rule #14: Truth.
The more important it is to tell someone something…the sooner you should tell them. i.e Honesty now is significantly better than a half truth later. The amount of time you withhold any truth is proportional to the depth of the hole you’re digging yourself.
Javert’s ideal, was not to be human, to be grand, to be sublime; it was to be irreproachable.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
Truth is an immortal goddess. One would be wise to consider before defaming her.-Gates of Fire by Pressfield.
Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly upon your bosom! Mine burns in secret!-The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.-Mark Twain.
You say something, I believe it. You insist, I begin to wonder. You swear on it, I know you’re lying.-Iranian Proverb.
Rule #15: More Humility, Less Vanity.
Pride is the fortress of evil within us.-Les Mis by Hugo.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.-Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne.
The capacity to stand criticism without resentment.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise nor riches to the men of understanding, but time and chance happeneth to them all.-Ecclesiastes.
Rule #16: Focus & Flow.
You’ve seen, haven’t you, Zorba, what happens when you place a magnifying glass in sunshine and gather its rays into just a s ingle spot? The spot soon bursts into flames. Why? Because the sun’s power is not dispersed but is entirely concentrated on that spot. The same happens with the human mind. You produce miracles if you cast your mind on one and only one thing. Do you understand, Zorba?”-Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis.
Limit your attention to things that meet two criteria—they matter to you and you can influence them.-Behavior Gap by Richards
It is imperative that you learn to ignore or redirect all information and interruptions that are irrelevant, unimportant, or unactionable. Most are all three.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
The capacity to concentrate full attention on one subject at a time. The jack of all trades is seldom good at any. Concentrated effort gives one power that can be attained in no other way.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Rule #17: Self- Discipline.
Swaraj: Self-Rule, True Freedom meant disciplined rule from within.’
Impulse arrested spills over, and the flood is feeling, the flood is passion, the flood is even madness: it depends on the force of the current, the height and strength of the barrier. The unchecked stream flows smoothly down its appointed channels into a calm well-being.-Brave New World by Huxley.
"We seem to have a vision of how we should act in the future that is often inconsistent with the way we act today and will act in the future. This is called time inconsistency. In other words, we hope that our tomorrow's self will be more patient than today's self is prepared to be."
Self Discipline sufficient to give one mastery over both the head and the heart. The man who cannot or will not control himself nevertheless can not control others. There are no exceptions to this rule.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
The well disciplined person allows nothing to destroy his belief in himself, and permits nothing to stop him from rearranging his plans and moving ahead when he is defeated. You see, he changes his plans, if they need change, but not his purpose. If one has mastered the principle of Organized Thought one knows that the power of will is equal to all the circumstances of life, and he allows nothing to destroy his Will to Win.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Emotion rules the lives of most people, and largely rules the world.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
7 positive emotions: love, sex, hope, faith, enthusiasm, loyalty, desire.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
7 negative emotions: fear, jealousy, hatred, revenge, greed, anger, superstition.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Rice declared, “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”-Champions Mind by Afremow.
The books fed a mind that was more disciplined than brilliant. His success was grounded in determination and hard work more than raw talent.-The Weather Experiment by Moore.
We think about the present very differently from the way we think about the future (a notion referred to as “time inconsistency”). In the present, we are impulsive, governed in large part by emotions and immediate desire: Small losses of time (standing in line to get the child immunized) or petty discomforts (glutes that need to be woken up) that have to be endured right now feel much more unpleasant in the moment than when we think about them without a sense of immediacy (say, after a Christmas meal that was heavy enough to rule out all thoughts of immediate exercise). The reverse, of course, goes for small “rewards” (candy, a cigarette) that we really crave in the present; when we plan for the future, the pleasure from these treats seems less important. Our natural inclination is to postpone small costs, so that they are borne not by our today self but by our tomorrow self instead.-Poor Economics by Banerjee.
Rule #18: Reason.
Call together your thoughts, and consider what is practicable.-Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."-George Bernard Shaw.
Rule #19: Learn.
Everything toils at everything. Algebra is applied to the clouds; the radiation of the star profits the rose; no thinker would venture to affirm that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations. Who, then, can calculate the course of a molecule? How do we know that the creation of worlds is not determined by the fall of grains of sand? Who knows the reciprocal ebb and flow of the infinitely great and the infinitely little, the reverberations of causes in the precipices of being, and the avalanches of creation? The tiniest worm is of importance; the great is little, the little is great; everything is balanced in necessity; alarming vision for the mind. There are marvelous relations between beings and things; in that inexhaustible whole, from the sun to the grub, nothing despises the other; all have need of each other. The light does not bear away terrestrial perfumes into the azure depths, without knowing what it is doing; the night distributes stellar essences to the sleeping flowers. All birds that fly have round their leg the thread of the infinite. Germination is complicated with the bursting forth of a meteor and with the peck of a swallow cracking its egg, and it places on one level the birth of an earthworm and the advent of Socrates. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two possesses the larger field of vision? Choose. A bit of mould is a Pleiad of flowers; a nebula is an anthill of stars. The same promiscuousness, and yet more unprecedented, exists between the things of the intelligence and the facts of substance. Elements and principles mingle, combine, wed, multiply with each other, to such a point that the material and the moral world are brought eventually to the same clearness. The phenomenon is perpetually returning upon itself.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
Memory is like a spider web that catches new information. The more it catches, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more it catches.-Moonwalking w/ Einstein by Foer.
“The saddest aspect of society right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”-Isaac Asimov.
"Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions.-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
“Unfortunately, for many people school is the end, not the beginning.”-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.-Dalai Lama XIV
You cannot force an idea upon people, they have to learn with explanation, story and narrative. ‘The Truth must dazzle gradually, Or every man be blind’.-Weather Experiment by Moore.
‘The natural tendency of men is to undervalue what they cannot understand.-Beaufort.
You are not entitled to your opinion if it’s wrong.-The Mentalist.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.-Jorge Santayana.
Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen.-Shadow of the Wind by Zafon.
Major Factor of Failure: The habit of forming opinions and building plans without basing them on known facts.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
“Out of the cacophony of debate emerges wisdom.”-Physics of the Future by Kaku.
Rule #20: Make a Decision.
An abundance of information can lead to decision paralysis.-I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Sethi.
Decide where you are today, where you want to be later, and how you will behave in order to get there.-Behavior Gap by Richards.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.-James Baldwin.
The costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction.-Decision Points by George W. Bush.
Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”-Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kyosaki.
Effective people are proactive. That is, they happen to things instead of waiting around for things to happen to them.-Complete Guide to Money by Ramsey.
Rule #21: Go Outside.
Rudyard Kipling: "Something hidden, go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges- Something lost behind the ranges. Lost and waiting for you, Go!" "The body and mind only get stronger when they're traumatized."-Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Adams.
Words without experience are meaningless.-Lolita by Nabokov.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”-Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.
Profit by that unique minute in life to soar away to the empyrean with the swans and the eagles, even if you do have to fall back on the morrow into the bourgeoisie of the frogs.-Les Mis by Hugo.
“What can you say? So far as I know, Your Excellency has never gone hungry, never killed, never stolen, never committed adultery. So, what can you know about the world? Immature mind, inexperienced body.”-Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis.
Each person’s life is a rail line going up and down. Sensible people travel it using the brakes. But I—and this is where I excel, Boss—I chucked the brakes a long time ago because I’m not afraid of pileups. We working men call a pileup simply a derailment. Curses on me if I pay attention to the pileups I cause. I keep running day and night on the double, doing as I please, and who cares if, crashing, I splinter into a scrap heap? What do I have to lose? Nothing. Suppose I advance sensibly? Won’t I crash? I will. So, then, full steam ahead!-Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis.
This world offers many pleasures: women, fruit, ideas. But I think no pleasure exists that plunges a person’s heart into Paradise more than the joy of cutting across this sea on a gentle autumn day, murmuring the name of each island. Nowhere else are you transported from truth to dream with such serenity and ease. Boundaries fade; the mast of even the most dilapidated s hip sprouts buds and grapes. Here in Greece, truly, necessity blossoms most certainly into miracle.-Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis.
We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events. Just as we accumulate memories of facts by integrating them into a network, we accumulate life experiences by integrating them into a web of other chronological memories. The denser the web, the denser the experience of time.-Moonwalking w/ Einstein by Foer.
Rule #22: Set Goals.
Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.-Shadow of the Wind by Zafon.
Major Factor of Failure: Habit of drifting through life without a definite major purpose.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Organized Individual Endeavor.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Choice of a definite purpose or objective.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Creation of a plan for the attainment of the objective.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Continuous action in carrying out the plan.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Alliance with those who will co-operate in carrying out the plan.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Wherever a man and a woman pool their emotions in a spirit of harmony, for the attainment of a definite end, they become almost invincible against all forms of discouragement and defeat.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct , just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.-1984 by Orwell.
Nothing proceeds more directly and more sincerely from the very depth of our soul, than our unpremeditated and boundless aspirations towards the splendors of destiny.-Les Mis by Victor Hugo.
Rule #23: Fight Procrastination.
People are poor judges of importance and inflate minutiae to fill time and feel important.-4 Hour Workweek by Ferriss.
Rule #24: Listen.
The habit of interrupting when others are speaking is an unpardonable insult!-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
The habit of listening much and talking little.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
Rule #25: Altruism.
I have never heard of anyone finding enduring happiness except by some form of personal action of benefit to others.-Think Your Way to Wealth by Hill, 1909 Interview with Andrew Carnegie.
“In future, I will live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself.”-Merriweather Lewis.
What constitutes Success: "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had' whose life was an inspiration; whose memory is a benediction."-Bessie Stanley.
"Humanity was meant for progress."-T.S. Eliot.
“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade has started to understand the meaning of life.”-Unknown.