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Book Quotes#

General#

“Whatever you do in life. Be Consistent. Stick at it and be consistent” - Porky’s Corner

The hero:

  • Knows hard times are merely a test
  • Believes in himself and others
  • Learns to find peace in chaos
  • Listens more than he speaks
  • Always speaks the truth
  • Fights for those in need
  • Plays the long game
  • Follows his heart
  • Admits mistakes
  • Overcomes fear
  • Acts

Star Wars#

Adapt he must as well. Cooperation is learned not through individual effort. Only together can you progress - Qui-gon (Master & Apprentice)

Qui-Gon had always been quick to admit his own faults and errors, a kind of humility rarer among the Jedi than it should’ve been (Master & Apprentice)

But he believed what he wanted to believe. We all do that, sometimes (Master & Apprentice)

Things that are thrown away or lost tell us as much about the past as many of those carefully preserved for posterity - MacGregor, Neil. “A History of the World in 100 Objects”

“Just remember that the goal in war is victory, not revenge.” - Timothy Zahn. “Thrawn_Alliances_Star Wars”

The real purpose of doping is not to build muscles, but rather to help the body recover from competition or survive the rigours of training. - Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”.

“The inevitable conclusion was that there was no way to win without doping.” - Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”.

“The moment they or their coaches became aware of any changes in our laboratory practice, they would amend their doping regimens accordingly. We were like field marshals always condemned to fight the previous war.” - Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”.

“As long as they weren’t getting caught, they kept their mouths shut” - Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”. Apple Books.

“Here is what happens when you play by the rules: You lose.” - Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”.

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” - Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”.

“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.” - Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”.

“But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written.” - Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”.

In other words, you should avoid rigid, military-style management—in which the decision-makers do not necessarily suffer personal consequences from their decisions—because it is especially prone to collapse. - Why Complex Systems Collapse Faster, TabletMag

“Here is what happens when you play by the rules: You lose.”

Excerpt From: Grigory Rodchenkov. “The Rodchenkov Affair”. Apple Books.

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Excerpt From: Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”. Apple Books.

“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.

For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.”

Excerpt From: Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”. Apple Books.

“But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written.”

Excerpt From: Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet”. Apple Books.

“No matter how good you were, someone was better. Live by that knowledge, and you would never grow so confident that you became sloppy.”

Excerpt From: Brandon Sanderson. “The Emperor’s Soul”. Apple Books.

“If prices went up, people demanded not a stable purchasing power for the marks they had, but more marks to buy what they needed. More marks were printed, and more, and more.”

Excerpt From: Bob Wolf. “When Money Dies.” iBooks.