Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.
If I acted normal, nobody would know me.
A gentleman doesn’t talk much about the taxes he paid, or the women he sleeps with.
If you look for the floor you will find it in your face.
Helplessness induced by failure or lack of control leads to depression if a person’s causal explanations for that failure are global, chronic, and personal. “Optimists” explain successes with chronic, global, and personal causes and failures with transient, specific, and universal ones. “Pessimists” do the reverse. It is the pessimists and maximizers who are candidates for depression.
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate your competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
If you’re dreaming of something all the time, then you’re reinforcing the same unconscious reality over and over: that you are not that.
Optimists make themselves an easy target for luck to find them.
The easiest way to manage your attitude is to consume as much feel-good entertainment as you can.
A traveler came upon three individuals working with stone. Curious as to what these workers were doing, the traveler approached the first worker and asked, ”what are you doing?” Without the slightest hesitation, the worker replied ”I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones.” Still unclear of the workers’ task, the traveler approached the second worker and asked the same question. To this the second worker though for a moment, gazed briefly at the traveler and explained, ”I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones to earn money to support my family.” Perplexed by the two different responses, the sojourner approached the third worker and asked, ”what are you doing?” Stopping for a moment, the worker started at the stone in his hand, slowly turned to the traveler, and said, ”I am a stone cutter and I am building a cathedral!”
I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right
Believe in yourself and others will believe in you.
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
If you consider yourself a victim, you are not going to have a good life; if, however, you refuse to think of yourself as a victim—if you refuse to let your inner self be conquered by your external circumstances—you are likely to have a good life, no matter what turn your external circumstances take.
Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.
Others may have it in their power to affect how and even whether you live, but they do not have it in their power to ruin your life. Only you can ruin it, by failing to live in accordance with the correct values.