My Quote Collection

This page lists my favorite quotes. They are categorized, but listed in no particular order. Not all quotes include its author or source. If you want to find the author just paste the quote into google search.

I enjoy reading these sentences from time to time. You always get reminded of something that you can implement in your life!

Last updated: 22.10.2020



Comparison is the death of joy.

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. - John Irvin

The goal of life is not to do as much as possible, but to do what matters to you.



Often meaning is obscured without adding any additional information, simply in order to impress.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.  - Albert Einstein

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci

If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.

Needs and Wants


The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.

The more you have a desire for something the more you shade the truth and hide.

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

We buy things that we don’t need to impress people that we don’t like.

Everyone wants to be successful. Everyone wants to be healthy, happy, thin, and rich. But most people are not willing to pay the price. - Brian Tracy

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. - Albert Einstein

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. - Warren Buffett

The value someone gets from an action differs from person to person. 



If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet, you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that? -Epictetus

It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand. - Randy Pausch

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions.

It is not death or pain that is to be feared, but the fear of pain or death.

Today Is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday” - Dale Carnegie

“You will never win if you never begin.”

“Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.” - George Halas

“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” – Jerzy Gregorek

“He who angers you conquers you.”

“Stay Hungry, stay foolish!”- Steve Jobs

“Grow old, but don’t grow up.” - Steve Jobs

You become what you envision yourself being. - Angel Martinez

You are what you think.

You are more powerful than you think you are. Act accordingly. - Seth Godin

Goals without routines are wishes. Routines without goals are aimless. - Verne Harnish

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. - Vince Lombardi Jr.

Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us. - Epictetus

The person who has more options has more power. Don’t wait until you need options to search for them. - Derek Sivers

Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. - Phillip C. McGraw

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden

The secret of happiness is something to do.

The more of a noob you are locally, the less of a noob you are globally. - Paul Graham

The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways. - Robert Greene

Learning and Creating


You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. - Steve Jobs

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action. - Honore de Balzac

Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

In order to fix something, you need to be passionately angry about something.

The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important. - Oliver Emberton

Always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them. - Josh Waitzkin

Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better - Émile Coué

Ask “Why?”. Kids do and they learn a lot by doing it.

Either you run the day or the day runs you. - Jim Rohn

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. - Abraham Hicks

Rather do something inefficient but effective than something efficient but ineffective.

A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise one learns from the mistakes of others.

The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right. - Neil Gayman

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison

The difference of what’s possible and what’s common is gigantic. - Me :)

Everything is hard before it’s easy. - Goethe

We gather strength as we go on. - Virgil

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - African Proverb

The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open. - Zig Ziglar

If you have a 10-year plan of how to get somewhere, you should ask: Why can’t you do this in 6 months? - Peter Thiel

If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. - Albert Einstein

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. - Oscar Wilde

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. - Napoleon Hill

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. - Lee Iacocca

If I fail more than you, I win. - Seth Godin

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. If you do not try you never know if it would work out.



The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and heaven.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. - Jim Rohn

The world is full of obvious things which nobody ever observes. - James Dyson

If we commit to loving what we do, we’re more likely to find engagement and satisfaction. And if what we do changes, we can choose to love that too.

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