humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


“As much as it is necessary to be hard on yourself when you’re acting weak – necessary to pat yourself on the back when you perform well.”

Life Money


“Melancholy is a of sadness that arises when we are open to the that life is inherently difficult and that suffering and disappointment are parts of universal experience.”

Alain de Botton (See also his YouTube channel)


“Self-discipline is a great time-saver; it is the ability to make yourself work on only those things that are most important to you.”

Brian Tracy