Collections of quotes that I found inspiring

You know, if you could learn to cater to the king you wouldn’t have to live on rice and beans; If you could learn to live on rice and beans you wouldn’t have to cater to the king.

They become amazing because they are obsessed with improvement. And that obsession with improvement stems from an unerring belief that they are, in fact, not that great at all. That they are mediocre. That they are average. And that they can be so much better.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

We're even wrong about which mistakes we're making.

Your twenties are always an apprenticeship, but you don't always know what for.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.

Don't fear moving slowly. Fear standing still.

I think a life properly lived is just learn, learn, learn all the time.

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear.

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