Simon Sinek photo

„Though our lives are finite, life is infinite. We can start thinking about our legacy, the impact we'll have on the lives of others, today.“

—  Simon Sinek British/American author and motivational speaker 1973

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/simon-sinek_life-is-infinite-activity-6688986812406341632-6v5S

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Todd Strasser photo

„fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.“

—  Todd Strasser American author of young-adult and middle grade novels 1950

Source: Count Your Blessings

Marilyn Monroe photo
Ashleigh Brilliant photo
Orson Welles photo
Benjamin Franklin photo

„Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75.“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

C.G. Jung photo

„I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Variant: I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become.

Burt Lancaster photo

„Life is to be lived within the limits of your knowledge and within the concept of what you would like to see yourself to be.“

—  Burt Lancaster American actor and producer 1913 - 1994

other quotes

Matthew Henry photo
Osama bin Laden photo

„When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.“

—  Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011

Video interview, quoted in Analyzing Leaders, Presidents and Terrorists by Diane E. Holloway page 325 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jc7CY1yV1g8C&pg=PA325, with NPR transcript https://www.npr.org/news/specials/response/investigation/011213.binladen.transcript.html (9 November 2001)
2000s, 2002

Robert Penn Warren photo

„There are a lot of people who would make better citizens if they were content to be just negatively relevant.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

Acceptance speech for the 1970 National Medal for Literature, New York, New York (2 December 1970)
Context: If, in the middle of World War II, a general could be writing a poem, then maybe I was not so irrelevant after all. Maybe the general was doing more for victory by writing a poem than he would be by commanding an army. At least, he might be doing less harm. By applying the same logic to my own condition, I decided that I might be relevant in what I called a negative way. I have clung to this concept ever since — negative relevance. In moments of vain-glory I even entertain the possibility that if my concept were more widely accepted, the world might be a better place to live in. There are a lot of people who would make better citizens if they were content to be just negatively relevant.

Kurt Cobain photo
Kurt Cobain photo

„I'm a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in Rolling Stone (1993-01-27).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

Kurt Cobain photo
Kurt Cobain photo

„Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: Wanting to be someone else is the waste of who you are

Today anniversaries
Adrienne Rich photo
Adrienne Rich51
American poet, essayist and feminist 1929 - 2012
Tomás Rivera photo
Tomás Rivera4
American academic 1935 - 1984
Ronnie James Dio photo
Ronnie James Dio14
American singer 1942 - 2010
Jim Henson photo
Jim Henson78
American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Another 59 today anniversaries