Quotes 2020

“Chasing your goals and failing at attaining them, is preferable to living a life of mediocrity. At the very least you didn’t live your life as a coward. There is honor in your name and strength in your character. Not trying = weak.”
— Damian Proselandis

“Focus on reality itself rather than on your intellectual and emotional reactions to reality.”
— Esoteric Exposal (twitter)

“One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose.”
— Randy Pausch

“If my detractors knew me better, they would hate me even more.”
— Nassim Nicholas Talib

“It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.”
— Frederick the Great

“Being goal directed is not enough to conquer your enemy. To achieve your goal you need to know and be able to utilize all the resources available to you. This includes the knowledge of all those available to you as well as using the physical resources and those who control them.”

— Frederick the Great

“You were born into a ruthless world you were misled to believe is kind. That was instituted as a means of making you and your progeny weak and easy to control. That is not to say there is not beauty in the world, there is. Life is beautiful. But it is also brutal.”
— Illimitable Man

“You are what you think you are. Most people think too little of themselves and devalue their own ability.”
— Donald Trump

“Schools teach you to obey and behave. Entrepreneurship teaches you to be unpredictable, adaptable and uncontrolled. Guess why no school in the world teaches it to you?”
— Damian Prosalendis

“The media hijacks your capacity for human empathy, tricking you into wasting it on strangers that don’t even know you exist.”
— John Rivers

“The great promise of socialism is something for nothing. It’s one of the signs of dumbed down education that so many college students think that the cost should and will be paid for by “the rich.”
— Thomas Sowell

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
— Franz Kafka

“Entrepreneurs do not put up with bureaucracy. They fight through, find a way around or find a way to take action outside red tape.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

“More money doesn’t solve problems. Most people given more money only get into more debt.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

“Avoid critics, go nowhere types, and parasites as much as possible. Obviously, try to be a producer or contributor, not a parasite. Be in control of your mindset. Monitor what you say to yourself. Keep your standards and your consciousness high.”
— David K Drews, Black Book of the Master Mind

“It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.”
— C. S. Lewis

“Men need respect because they don’t get sympathy. Let that sink in.”
— Illimitable Man

“You don’t have real diversity when you have a group of people that look different but think alike.”
— Peter Thiel

“A person’s right to a job is as specious as his boss’ right to success in business.”
— Rex Curry

“We must give up the idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then He would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind and do it for yourself.”
— Marcus Garvey

“Empires are destroyed from the inside. It’s the people you think are your friends that you let in, and they poison the well.”
— Elena Cardone

“Those who complain about a financial crisis are those who weren’t successful in times of prosperity either. Winners thrive in any environment but particularly in a crisis. That’s where tycoons are born.”
— Damian Proselandis

“Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.”
— Ayn Rand

“Fear is being used by the political class as an excuse to accumulate more power and self-importance – and collect a lot more taxes to support their agenda.”
— Doug Casey

“So-called ‘higher education’ is a veritable magnet for second-raters and actively destructive parasites bent on promoting unsound ideas to the inexperienced and gullible. They concentrate in areas like social studies, literature, and art – where opinion reigns supreme. And I find their opinions almost universally appalling.”
— Doug Casey

“Keep your chin up when you’re feeling lonely. Don’t let ‘em get you down. Ain’t no use in you sitting alone, hangin’ around.”
— Queen (If You Can’t Beat Them)

“When I deal with a non thinking person, I tell them what to do. When I deal with a thinking person, I simply state my opinion. Unintelligent people want instructions, clever people seek informed answers.”
— Illimitable Man

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”
— John Stuart Mill

“In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”
— John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

“The core structure of monk mode is based on the three I’s: introspection, isolation and improvement. Monk mode is a temporary form of MGTOW, by cutting yourself off from the rest of the world for a while you can fine-tune your focus, calibrate your direction and confront yourself. You’ll be acknowledging your weaknesses and then formulating a plan of action to deal with them.”
— Illimitable Man

“Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
— LAO TZU

“No person is free who is not master of himself.”
— Epictetus

“Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and the money not scarce?”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else.”
— Albert Einstein

“Invincibility lies in defense.”
— Sun Tzu

“Mass education molds mediocracy and is anti-cognitive and anti-conceptual.”
— Ayn Rand

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
— Confucius

“Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”
— Proverbs 14:26

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but power, love, and self-discipline.”
— Apostle Paul

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
— Orson Welles

“I’m never happier than when I’m diving deep into the details of a problem.”
— Bill Gates

“Having no envy or jealousy is a huge advantage. This is why regular people fail, they all think they are the best and suffer from rage and over competition when others are doing better than they are. Copy what works for successful people, tell them congrats and mean it.”
— Wall Street Playboys

“If you lack the energy, employ your will power. Where hormones and biological energy fails, the determination of your spirit will give you the emotion to win. It will be unpleasant, it will hurt, it will be uncomfortable, but by God you will get it done.”
— Illimitable Man

“Success in life depends upon happiness, and happiness is found in no other way than through SERVICE that is rendered in a spirit of love.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Entrepreneurs should always aim to play the long game. Instant gratification cannot build a legacy.”
— Andrena Sawyer

“What you do every day matters more than what you do every-once-in-a-while.”
— Paula Pant

“You deserve the relief that comes from wiping out a debt.”
— Paula Pant

“Some people get rich studying artificial intelligence. Me, I make money studying natural stupidity.”
— Carl Icahn

“Imagine ending up like the average American at 40. If that doesn’t want to make you want to work hard early, nothing else will. Life after 40 for your typical person isn’t pretty.”
— Wall Street Playboys (Twitter)

“People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional.”
— Warren Buffett

“Your mind is programmable. If you’re not programming it, then someone else will program it for you.”
— Jeremy Hammond

“There is a huge difference between achieving to be happy and to be happily achieving.”
— Tony Robbins

“Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle and transform into the brightest, strongest version of you ever.”
— David Wolfe

“He who excels at resolving difficulties does so before they arise. He who excels in conquering his enemies triumphs before threats materialize.”
— Sun Tzu

“This is why your financial education is more important than ever. As I stated in Conspiracy of the Rich, “Knowledge is the new money.” This is why I invest in my business, real estate, debt, oil, gold, and silver. These are investments that should do well when money is falling from helicopters.”
— Robert T Kiyosaki

“The secret to life is to raise your standards.”
— Tony Robbins

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
— Robert Collier

“If you’re not going to do any busywork, you’re not going to do any business.”
— Grant Cardone

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
— Marcus Aurelius

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”
— C.S. Lewis

“You can start with nothing. And out of no way, a way will be made.”
— Michael Beckwith

“Repeated action skews the probability of success, which others mistake for luck.”
— MJ DeMarco

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”
— Warren Buffet

“Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.”
— Tim Ferriss

“I read, I believe in Inc. magazine, that major tech companies hire outstanding talent, contagious personalities, and experience from other big start-ups, even if there is no clearly defined role for the employee… I believe this is a good way to recruit for your MasterMind.”
— David K Drews, Black Book of the Master Mind Part 3.

“Clarity comes after commitment has been made.”
–-Ellie Drake

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
– Peter Drucker

“A businessman shouldn’t try to be Superman. He should build a Justice League. You can’t be a master of everything. You need to count on consistent people to do what they love to do.”
— Damian Prosalendis

“There are many people with great ideas, but very few people with great amounts of money. You must be strong in spirit and in your convictions to turn your ideas into fortunes.”
— Rich Dad

“An ant on the move does more than the dozing ox.”
— Lao Tzu

“Your ability to manage fear will dictate the level of success you can attain.”
— Robert T Kiyosaki

“Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.”

— Donald Trump

“Be a rabbi, not a rabble rouser.”
— Michael Savage

“Build a network, not a following.”
— Mike Medici

“Jumping into the unknown has an obvious factor of fear involved. It also has the potential for HUGE rewards.”
— Robert T Kiyosaki

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to decide.”
— Napoleon

“Most great men in the world have one thing in common: they don’t fit in.
— Dan Bilzerian

“Victims are often victims of themselves.”
— Robert T Kiyosaki

“Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of these is to lose all three.”
— Ziad Abdelnaur

“Opportunity is abundant, even in the harshest of times.”
— Robert T Kiyosaki

“Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce—to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth; it’s having the power to produce wealth.”
–- Stephen Covey

“With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.”
— Alexander the Great

“At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.”
— Brian Tracy

“I firmly believe optimism is a learned trained mentality and behavior. It is faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.”
— Jing Law