Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. — Lao Tzu
知人者智,自知者明。胜人者有力,自胜者强。知足者富,强行者有志。不失其所者久,死而不亡者寿。— 老子

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. — Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge, he realized, “was obtained rather by the use of the ear than of the tongue.” — Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be. ― Benjamin Franklin

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. ― Theodore Roosevelt

生而知之者,上也;学而知之者,次也;困而学之,又其次也;困而不学,民斯为下矣。— 孔子

If you can’t be a pine on the top of a hill, be a scrub in the valley. But be the best little scrub on the side of the hill…. It isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are. – Martin Luther King Jr. 4/9/67

People who live at subsistence income may not be able to afford to follow their passion and optimize for the heart. But for the majority of us, how can we afford not to? – David & Tom Kelley Creative Confidence

She told me: “A bit of madness is key / To give us new colors to see.” — La La Land

It’s because when it comes to wrist watches, the ultimate statement of power is an understatement. — Why George Bush Wears Timex

My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people. – Steve Jobs

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. — MARK TWAIN

A mass-circulation magazine asked me to explain to its readers what was going on. I had this Fellini scene: We are all at a wonderful ball where the champagne sparkles in every glass and soft laughter falls upon the summer air. We know, by the rules, that at some moment the Black Horsemen will come shattering through the great terrace doors, wreaking vengeance and scattering the survivors. Those who leave early are saved, but the ball is so splendid no one wants to leave while there is still time, so that everyone keeps asking “What time is it? What time is it?” but none of the clocks have any hands. The Black Horsemen did come, of course, and… ― Adam Smith, Supermoney

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha