2013 July Quotations

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  1. “Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 7, 1869
  2. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “True wilderness isn’t really a place where you have ‘wahoo moments’ or a place where you seek refuge; you know, to get away from things. Big wilderness is a place where you come to get humbled.” – Andrew Skurka
  4. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and The Sea
  5. “As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.” – Pericles
  6. “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carrey
  7. “Fall in love with the process, not the result.” – Mark Manson
  8. “Manage your energy, not your time.” – Tony Schwartz
  9. “If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree.” – WB Yeats
  10. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
  11. “We all have the ability inside of us to whatever we want, whenever we want. We just have to stand up and be willing to do it.” – Russel Brunson
  12. “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.” – Christopher McDougall, Born to Run
  13. “On Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends we travel for miles on these roads without seeing another vehicle, then cross a federal highway and look at cars strung bumper to bumper to the horizon. Scowling faces inside. Kids crying in the back seat. I keep wishing there were some way to tell them something but they scowl and appear to be in a hurry, and there isn’t…” – Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  14. “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  15. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill
  16. “The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” – Blaise Pascal
  17. “Out of the ­10,000 news stories you may have read in the last 12 months, did even one allow you to make a better decision about a serious matter in your life?” – Rolf Dobelli
  18. “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac
  19. “Contrary to what people may say, there’s no upper limit to stupidity.” – Stephen Colbert
  20. “You cannot be an attractive and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others. You simply can’t. You have to be controversial to succeed.” – Mark Manson
  21. “Every time you write code or introduce third-party services, you are introducing the possibility of failure into your system.” – Ted Dziuba
  22. ‘”If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.” – Charles Bukowski, Roll the Dice
  23. “If you’re not learning, you’re wasting your time.” – Pharell Williams
  24. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  25. “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.” – Chris McCandless
  26. “There is no expert. You are the expert.” – Jawed Karim (co-founder of YouTube)

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