You can’t always get what you want; you can’t always get what you need; but you can, perhaps, want what you need.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Space and matter are given; time is a civilized achievement.
Zeal for an end is only flexibility about the means.
The Four Irrational Beliefs of Highly Effective People
3. Forecasting ability
4. All-around superiority
Some say that men are not gods, others that men are not beasts, both with more hope than expectation.
If you were immortal, how would you know?
To be happy, avoid whatever makes you unhappy: to sculpt a lion, carve away whatever doesn’t look like a lion.
People will like you if you like them, which is too high a price.
Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason that extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.
Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.