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  • #1
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Schopenhauer as Educator

  • #2
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • #3
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Aristotle says that in order to live alone one must either be an animal or a god. The third alternative is lacking. A man must be both; a philosopher.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #5
    Lee Child
    “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. He thought JFK had said it. I thought it was actually Friedrich Nietzsche, and he said destroy, not kill. What doesn’t destroy us makes us stronger.”
    Lee Child, Persuader

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “But I need solitude--which is to say, recovery, return to myself, the breath of a free, light, playful air.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo

  • #7
    Ayn Rand
    “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #8
    Ayn Rand
    “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #9
    Ayn Rand
    “It's easy to run to others. It's so hard to stand on one's own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can't fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running. It's easier to donate a few thousand to charity and think oneself noble than to base self-respect on personal standards of personal achievement. It's simple to seek substitutes for competence--such easy substitutes: love, charm, kindness, charity. But there is no substitute for competence.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #10
    Ayn Rand
    “I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #11
    Ayn Rand
    “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #12
    Ayn Rand
    “Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be left waiting for us in our graves-or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #13
    Robert Greene
    “Your false self is the accumulation of all the voice you have internalized from other people-parents and friends who want you to conform to their ideas of what you should be like and what you should do, as well as societal pressures to adhere to certain values that can easily seduce you. It also includes the voice of your own ego, which constantly tries to protect you from from unflattering truths.”
    Robert Greene, Mastery

  • #14
    Robert Greene
    “If we keep practicing, we gain fluency; basic skills are mastered, allowing us to take on newer and more exciting challenges.”
    Robert Greene, Mastery

  • #15
    Robert Greene
    “Do not talk about giftedness, inborn talents! One can name great men of all kinds who were very little gifted. They acquired greatness, became “geniuses” (as we put it), through qualities the lack of which no one who knew what they were would boast of: they all possessed that seriousness of the efficient workman which first learns to construct the parts properly before it ventures to fashion a great whole; they allowed themselves time for it, because they took more pleasure in making the little, secondary things well than in the effect of a dazzling whole. —FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE”
    Robert Greene, Mastery

  • #16
    Robert Greene
    “As an apprentice, it can be hard for us to challenge ourselves on our own in the proper way, and to get a clear sense of our own weaknesses. The times that we live in make this even harder. Developing discipline through challenging situations and perhaps suffering along the way are no longer values that are promoted in our culture. People are increasingly reluctant to tell each other the truth about themselves—their weaknesses, their inadequacies, flaws in their work. Even the self-help books designed to set us straight tend to be soft and flattering, telling us what we want to hear—that we are basically good and can get what we want by following a few simple steps. It seems abusive or damaging to people’s self-esteem to offer them stern, realistic criticism, to set them tasks that will make them aware of how far they have to go. In fact, this indulgence and fear of hurting people’s feelings is far more abusive in the long run. It makes it hard for people to gauge where they are or to develop self-discipline. It makes them unsuited for the rigors of the journey to mastery. It weakens people’s will.”
    Robert Greene, Mastery

  • #17
    Robert Greene
    “You must allow everyone the right to exist in accordance with the character he has, whatever it turns out to be: and all you should strive to do is to make use of this character in such a way as its kind of nature permits, rather than to hope for any alteration in it, or to condemn it offhand for what it is. This is the true sense of the maxim—Live and let live…. To become indignant at [people’s] conduct is as foolish as to be angry with a stone because it rolls into your path. And with many people the wisest thing you can do, is to resolve to make use of those whom you cannot alter. —ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER”
    Robert Greene, Mastery

  • #18
    Robert Greene
    “People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.”
    Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

  • #19
    Robert Greene
    “There is too little mystery in the world; too many people say exactly what they feel or want.”
    Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

  • #20
    Robert Greene
    “If everything in a dream were realistic, it would have no power over us; if everything were unreal, we would feel less involved in its pleasures and fears. Its fusion of the two is what makes it haunting.”
    Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

  • #21
    Robert Greene
    “At certain points in history it may be fashionable to be different and rebellious, but if a lot of people are playing that role, there is nothing different or rebellious about it.”
    Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

  • #22
    Robert Greene
    “When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity... you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others”
    Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

  • #23
    Robert Greene
    “Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life's artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.”
    Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

  • #24
    Robert Greene
    “LAW 25
    Re-Create Yourself

    Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”
    Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

  • #25
    Sigmund Freud
    “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
    Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

  • #26
    Sigmund Freud
    “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
    Sigmund Freud

  • #27
    Sigmund Freud
    “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
    Sigmund Freud

  • #28
    Robert Greene
    “Your days are numbered. Will you pass them half awake and halfhearted or will you live with a sense of urgency?”
    Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies of War

  • #29
    Robert Greene
    “The key to staying unintimidated is to convince yourself that the person you're facing is a mere mortal, no different from you-- which is in fact the truth. See the person, not the myth. Imagine him or her as a child, as someone riddled with insecurities. Cutting the other person down to size will help your keep your mental balance.”
    Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies of War

  • #30
    Robert Greene
    “As Xenophon said, your obstacles are not rivers or mountains or other people; your obstacle is yourself. If you feel lost and confused, if you lose your sense of direction, if you cannot tell the difference between friend and foe, you have only”
    Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies Of War



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