"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."

- Søren Kierkegaard

"The way to be safe is to never be secure."

- Ben Franklin

"A man is about as big as the things that make him angry."

- Winston Churchill

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

- Mark Twain

"But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

- Ben Franklin

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

- Kurt Vonnegut

"Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work."

- Gustave Flaubert

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it."

- The Wolf of Wall Street

"We do this not because it is easy, but because we thought it would be easy."

- Anonymous, inspired by JFK

"When you focus on you, you grow. When you focus on shit, shit grows."

- Dwayne Johnson

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."

- Margaret Mitchell

"I guess I’ve been working so hard, I forgot what it’s like to be hardly working."

- Michael Scott

""Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one." - Voltaire"

- Lars Peter Hansen

"Fear is the fuel that we use for overachievement. If I wasn’t afraid at times, I wouldn’t work as hard."

- Sylvester Stallone

"The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck."

- Paul Virilio

"Live for coincidences. They give you the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe we are moving towards some kind of destiny where it's all explained."

- Jonathan Ames

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

- Vivian Greene

"An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

- Ernest Hemingway

"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it."

- John Steinback

"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."

- Andy Bernard

"Never cross a river that is on average 4 feet deep."

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something."

- Dmitri Shostakovich

"You don't know how fast time goes by until you get there."

- The Irishman

"Hide your strength, bide your time."

- Deng Xiaoping

"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort, you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair."

- C. S. Lewis

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."

- Lao Tzu

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

- Mark Twain

"Sometimes it seems that it might be better to go back to those simpler days, that one might get more out of a less complex life. But it cannot be done. One changes with prosperity. We all think we should like to lead the simple life, and then we find that we have picked up a thousand little habits which we are quite unconscious of because they are a part of our very being-and these habits are not in the simple life. There is no going back-except as a broken man."

- Harvey Firestone, Men and Rubber (1926)

"I have attempted things that were foreign to my nature and obstinately persevered in them because in my vanity I would not confess myself beaten."

- Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up (1938)

"Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself."

- Sol LeWitt, in a letter to Eva Hesse