Quotes to hack your mind

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Here are some very good quotes (and in green the ones that I appreciate the most) that might help you getting through hard times:

  • Motivation & self confidence:

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
“when you walk up to opportunity’s door, don’t knock, knock that bitch in and introduce yourself”
“It’s not the way that is difficult, it’s the difficulty that is the way”
“It’s all very simple. But maybe because it’s so simple, it’s also hard.”
“Everything worth fighting for is hard.”
“I am eager to make more mistakes in order to succeed.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“As you think, so shall you become”
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right”
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”
“But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life”
“If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you’ll be successful”
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t”
“Don’t quit and live the rest of your life as a champion”

  • Learning:

“Illusion is so fragile; it rarely survive questions.”
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“The best revenge is massive success.”
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

  • Work:

“The more you sweat, the luckier you get”
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
“If you don’t have time, take the time”
“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.”
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
“If it was easy, everybody would do it”
“The work is worth it”
“Do it for love, the interesting point is that money comes anyway”
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work”
“When I procrastinate, I feel good for a minute because I get something done. But that feeling is very fleeting. Procrastination is a poor substitute for accomplishing a more serious objective”
“An appropriate answer to the right problem is better than an optimal answer to the wrong problem”
“3 most important things needed for the knowledge: skills, skills, skills”
“Stay ahead, stay alert; embrace change and learn to tolerate complexity as well as ambiguity”
“Prosperity belongs to the person that learns new things the fastest”
“Keep asking questions, act and get things done”
“Great spirit have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”
“Get out of you comfort zone”
“Don’t just talk, talk doesn’t cook rice”
“Do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves”
“Adapt and adopt the powerful habits of successful people”
“Establish a definite purpose in whatever you do, give a sense of direction, and move forward more confidently””deciding in advance when&where you will take specific actions to reach your goal can double or triple your chances for success”
“Deciding in advance when&where you will take specific actions to reach your goal can double or triple your chances for success”
“Begin with the end in mind”
“Invest in self directed, life long learning”
“But above all, master technique and produce original data; all the rest will follow”
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”
“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”
“Adapt and overcome”
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.”
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”
“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle”
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works”
“Be optimally impressive”
“Success comes from loving what you do”
“Perfect is the enemy of done”
“Be convincing and gentle”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going”
“Be optimistic in the action, realistic in the prediction”
“A lot of things are interesting, a few are important”

  • Statistics:

“Essentially, all models are wrong, but some of them are useful”
“Numbers don’t remember where they came from”
“There is no such thing like clean or dirty data, just data you don’t understand”
“The only way to find out what will happen when a complex system is disturbed is to disturb the system, not merely to observe it passively”
“Beware of the man of one method or one instrument, either experimental or theoretical” “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

  • Life:

“What a man can be, he must be.”
“Geek is the new sexy”
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for”
“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then, is not an act but a habit”
“life is either a daring adventure or nothing”
“Don’t play the blame, justify game”
“Nothing happens until something moves”
“Self discipline is doing things you won’t want to do, but when they are done, they bring rewards”
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how”
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.”
“if you’re sad, stop being sad, be awesome instead”
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
“It isn’t about love”, she said. “It’s about fun.”
“We’re all mad here”
“Dare to differ”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
“I’m single because I was born that way.”
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
“What we play is life”
“Choose your love, love your choice”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“So many books, so little time.”
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
“We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
“So many books, so little time.”
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

  • Failing:

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
“Expect problems, eat them for breakfast”
“Fall seven times, stand up eight”
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.”
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.”

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