A collection of quotes I've heard and written down at some point in my life.

3 months ago - 2 min read

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together

A ship in harbour is safe. But that is not what ships are built for

Bad things can happen fast, but almost all good things happen slowly.

How to apologise: Quickly, specifically, sincerely.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Politics + science = politics

If the penalty for a crime is a fine, the law only exists for the poor.

Teach your children early what you learned late.

In the future, we'll all have 15 minutes of privacy

If you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad. (Miles Davis)

Comparison is the thief of joy

It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

The lottery is a tax on the poor

No one can beat you at being you

Don’t compare your insides to other peoples outsides

Failure is the condiment that gives success it’s flavour

Reduce the scale of your concern to where you can have an impact.

Everyone has a plan until you’re punched in the mouth (Mike Tyson)

I know I could be quite good, but I don’t practice enough. (George Harrison on playing guitar)

You’re only ever as happy as your unhappiest child.

How you live your day is how you live your week, month, year and life.

During a gold rush, sell shovels.

If you enjoy what you are doing, it's better not to care if someone does it better but with less pleasure.

Risk being seen in all of your glory.

Saying you don't care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. - Edward Snowden

You can’t form a diamond without a certain amount of pressure.

Every time I do the right thing, I make money. (Patagonia's founder, Yvon Chouinard)

Sometimes it’s only a wall because you’re banging your head against it.

Don’t undervalue things that come easy.

No one is the same person all day long.

Generosity is the currency of reputation.


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