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75 Epic Tim Ferriss Quotes For Future Titans

In 2011 I read the 4 Hour Work Week. Like many, I became uber motivated to ‘fire the boss’ and retreat to a beach in Thailand. Little did I know that this process would be 7 years in the making, more challenging than expected, and when I eventually got there…I was bored as heck.

Sorry, Tim.

In reality, Tim rarely works so little. The quote: “Mini-retirements are wonderful, but I’m not going to spend my entire life on the sidelines.” comes to mind.

His points were that the world is now flat and opportunities exist to kill the ‘work 40 hours until age 65’ pathway like never before, especially with remote working positions becoming almost a cultural norm due to the current global situation.

There is much that we can learn from Tim, especially his latest book ‘Tribe of Mentors’. If you’re ready to be reminded of some inspiration from someone who kicked off the ‘lifetyle entrepreneur’ movement 😅 (that name is so corny it makes me laugh), then read through this epic list.

Most Inspiring Quotes by Tim Ferriss

1. Stop wishing and start doing.

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2. There is just less competition for bigger goals.

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3. The idea is not to be idle. That’s not something that I advocate. It is to maximize your per hour output.

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4. Focus on impact, not approval.

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5. You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.

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6. If you want to have more, do more, and be more, it all begins with the voice that no one else hears.

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7. Being overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing, and is far more unpleasant. Being selective – doing less – is the path of the productive.

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8. Lack of time is lack of priorities

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9. The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

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10. 10x results don’t always require 10x effort.

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11. True freedom is much more than having enough income and time to do what you want.

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12. It’s often what you do, not how you do it, that is the determining factor. This is the difference from being effective; doing the right things, and being efficient; doing things well whether they are important.

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13. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.

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14. If you believe you can change the world, do what you believe is right and expect resistance and expect attackers.

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15. People, even good people, will unknowingly abuse your time to the extent that you let them. Set good rules for all involved to minimize back-and-forth and meaningless communication.

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16. The objective is to control your time – a non-renewable resource – and apply it where you have the highest leverage or enjoyment.

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17. To get rich beyond your wildest dreams in startup investing, it isn’t remotely necessary to bet on a Facebook or Airbnb every year.

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18. Focus, get the critical few done, and get out.

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19. It is imperative that you learn to ignore or redirect all information and interruptions that are irrelevant, unimportant, or unactionable. Most are all three.

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20. There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want.

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21. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.

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22. The best results I have had in my life; the most enjoyable times, have all come from asking the simple question: What is the worst that could happen?

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23. Create slack, as no one will give it to you. This is the only way to swim forward instead of treading water.

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24. The gems I’ve found were forged in the struggle.

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25. The more you schedule and practice discomfort deliberately, the less unplanned discomfort will throw off your life and control your life.

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26. You are the author of your own life, and it’s never too late to replace the stories you tell yourself and the world.

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27. Ours is a culture where we wear our ability to get by on very little sleep as a kind of badge of honor that symbolizes work ethic, or toughness, or some other virtue—but really, it’s a total profound failure of priorities and of self-respect.

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28. Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now.

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29. For a long time, I’ve known that the key to getting started down the path of being remarkable in anything is to simply act with the intention of being remarkable.

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30. Just because they say it can’t be done doesn’t make it so.

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31. The gems I’ve found were forged in the struggle. Never ever give up, as you are never ever alone.

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32. In the beginning of your career, you spend time to earn money. Once you hit your stride in any capacity, you should spend money to earn time, as the latter is nonrenewable.

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33. It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.

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34. The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.

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35. In a world where nobody really knows anything, you have the incredible freedom to continually reinvest yourself and forge new paths, no matter how strange. Embrace your weird self.

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36. We all get frustrated. I am particularly prone to frustration when I see little or no progress after several weeks of practicing something new.

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37. Most “superheroes” are nothing of the sort. They’re weird, neurotic creatures who do big things despite lots of self-defeating habits and self-talk.

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38. I came to France to take a break from everything. No social media, no email, no social commitments, no set plans… except one project.

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39. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

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40. To do anything remotely interesting you need to train yourself to be effective at dealing with, responding to, even enjoying criticism.

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41. My parents didn’t have much money growing up, but they always had a budget for books.

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42. Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of mental laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.

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43. Simply reading Stoic passages in preparation for the day helps me to ideally, ignore, and when I cannot ignore, not respond to, certainly not engage with critics who have unfounded attacks.

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44. I believe that life exists to be enjoyed, and that the most important thing is to feel good about yourself.

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45. Greatness is setting ambitious goals that your former self would have thought impossible, and trying to get a little better every day.

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46. Time is wasted because there is so much time available.

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47. You don’t need to go through life huffing and puffing, straining and red-faced. You can get 95% of the results you want by calmly putting one foot in front of the other.

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48. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.

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49. To feel more at peace and more successful, you don’t need genius-level brain power, access to some secret society, or to his a moving target of “just” and additional X dollars. Those are all distractions.

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50. Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.

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51. For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from.

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52. When you’re writing and you start to feel really uncomfortable, that’s when you know you’re starting to get it right. I’d imagine that applies to photography. It applies to everything.

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53. Does your life have a purpose? Are you contributing anything useful to this world, or just shuffling papers, banging on a keyboard, and coming home to a drunken existence on the weekends?

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54. I have built my blog traffic and book buzz using mostly offline activities, and I recommend others do the same.

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55. Service isn’t limited to saving lives or the environment. It can also improve life. If you are a musician and put a smile on the faces of thousands or millions, I view that as service. If you are a mentor and change the life of one child for the better, the world has been improved.

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56. Sometimes it pays to model the outliers, not flatten them into averages. This isn’t limited to business.

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57. Truth be told, I never thought I’d make it to 40. My first book was rejected 27 times by publishers. The things that worked out weren’t supposed to work, so I realized on my birthday: I had no plan for after 40.

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58. For anything approaching happiness, you have to want what you already have.

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59. Every time I find myself stressed out, it’s because I do things primarily driven by growth.

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60. First get the crowd, then sell the product.

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61. I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.

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62. An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it’s someone who makes things happen.

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63. Bloggers are uniquely positioned to create bestsellers.

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64. I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly.

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65. Much like you would train your body, you can train your mind.

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66. The majority of my finances come from early-stage startup investing.

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67. Measure the cost of inaction, realize the unlikelihood and repairability of most missteps, and develop the most important habit of those who excel and enjoy doing so: action.

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68. I created Tools Of Titans because it’s the book that I’ve wanted my entire life.

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69. Everything that works in sales has been done already. Just keep track of the crap that you buy, or the awesome stuff that you buy, and decide what was the trigger, and then just sell to people like you. It’s really that easy – and that’s what I do.

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70. Fear itself is quite fear-inducing. Most intelligent people in the world dress it up as something else: optimistic denial.

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71. Ah, the 4-Hour blessing and curse! That title and accidental brand has been great to me (and caused a lot of headache), but I think it’s time to retire that jersey.

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(As I mentioned in the intro….)

72. Being financially rich and having the ability to live like a millionaire are fundamentally two very different things.

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73. If you sit down in a negative state, you will be thinking first and foremost of problems, and not solutions.

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74. I leaned against the wall and slid down until I was sitting on the floor. I closed my eyes, smiled, and took a deep breath. Things were about to change. Everything was about to change.

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75. I’ve seen the promised land, and there is good news. You can have it all.

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35 Inspiring Naval Ravikant Quotes To Empower Your Life

Naval Ravikant is best known as an investor and entrepreneur from New Delhi, India, but has also become quite the accomplished interview guest. On this page, you’ll find some of his most popular quotes.

Best Quotes by Naval Ravikant

1. No one is going to value you more than you value yourself.

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2. A happy, calm, and peaceful person will make better decisions. So if you want to operate at peak performance, you have to learn how to tame your mind.

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3. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.

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4. All of the really successful people I know have a really strong action bias. They just do things.

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5. We waste our time with short term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffett spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades.

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6. A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to create anything great.

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7. I don’t care how rich you are. I don’t care whether you’re a top Wall Street banker. If somebody has to tell you when to be at work, what to wear and how to behave, you’re not a free person. You’re not actually rich.

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8. Guard your time. It’s all you have.

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9. To the experts, what looks like hard work from the outside, is play from the inside.

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10. You have one life. You’re dead for tens of billions of years, and you’re going to be dead for tens of billions of years.

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11. You have to do hard things to create your own meaning in life.

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12. Mentors won’t make you rich. Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.

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13. If you want to be successful, surround yourself with people who are more successful than you are. If you want to be happy, surround yourself with people who are less successful.

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14. Happiness is a state where nothing is missing.

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15. You’re better off following your genuine intellectual curiosity rather than chasing whatever is hot right now.

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16. Today in society you get rewarded for creative work, for creating something brand new that society didn’t even know that it wanted that it doesn’t yet know how to get, other than through you.

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17. The first rule of handling conflict is don’t hang around people who are constantly engaging in conflict.

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18. My 50-year-old self is going to say chill out, relax, don’t stress so much, live in the moment. It will all be all right.

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19. You do not want to compete, you want to be a market of one.

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20. I learned how to make money because it was a necessity. After it stopped being a necessity, I stopped caring about it.

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21. Only through suffering do you have change and self-improvement.

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22. You realize just how precious life is and how it’s important to make sure that you enjoy yourself, you sleep well at night, you’re a good moral person, you’re generally happy, you take care of other people, you help out, but you can’t take it too seriously.

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23. The greatest superpower is the ability to change yourself.

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24. Large groups are no place for smart people.

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25. True happiness comes out of peace. Peace comes out of many things, but it comes from fundamentally understanding yourself.

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26. All real success is internal and has very little to do with external circumstances.

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27. Earn with your mind, not your time.

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28. Being a founder is brutally difficult. It takes a long time and in the long run, the people who succeed are just the ones who persevere.

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29. When building habits, choose consistency over content. The best book is the one you can’t put down. The best exercise is the one you enjoy doing every day. The best health food is the one you find tasty. The best work is the work you’d do for free.

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30. People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing.

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31. Having a million-dollar net worth doesn’t make you a genius, and having less than a million-dollar net worth doesn’t make you a fool.

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32. The best way to prepare for the future 20 years is find something you love to do, to have a shot at being one of the best people in the world at it. Build an independent brand around it, with your name, not a company’s name or other people’s names around it. Try to make a creative work, so you’ll stay interesting, stay ahead of the game.

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33. As long as you can keep taking shots on goal, and you keep getting back up, eventually you’ll get through. Just stick at it.

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34. By the time people realize that they have enough money, they’ve lost their time and their health.

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35. If you look back at your life on your deathbed at all the interesting things you’ve done, they’re all going to be centered around the sacrifices you’ve made and the hard things that you did.

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56 Inspiring Quotes About Reading Books For Mindset

It seems that less and fewer people are reading real physical books these days. That is – unless you’re a student of self-help, then you’re generally reading a few books…a month! With these quotes, I hope to inspire you to pick up a book and get back into reading again.

Best Quotes About The Important of Reading

1. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

2. The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Mark Twain

3. In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.

Charlie Munger

4. The right book for the right person is not enough. It needs to be the right book, for the right person at the right time.

Johnny Uzan

5. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

6. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

John Green

7. No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

Confucius

8. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin

9. View reading as an investment.

Naval Ravikant

10. Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Stephen King

11. Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.

Thomas à Kempis

12. Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

Voltaire

13. What a great treasure can be hidden in a small, selected library! A company of the wisest and the most deserving people from all the civilized countries of the world, for thousands of years, can make the results of their studies and their wisdom available to us. The thought which they might not even reveal to their best friends is written here in clear words for us, people from another century. Yes, we should be grateful for the best books, for the best spiritual achievements in our lives.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

15. Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.

Steven Spielberg

16. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami

17. When I wasn’t working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books.

Barack Obama

18. A great book takes years to write but only hours to read. The reader nets the difference.

Johnny Uzan

19. Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

C.S. Lewis

20. Sit in a room and read – and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.

Joseph Campbell

21. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller

22. You must linger among a limited number of master thinkers, and digest their works, if you would derive ideas which shall win firm hold in your mind.

Seneca

23. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Henry David Thoreau

24. The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life.

George R.R. Martin

25. Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.

Charlie Munger

26. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

William Styron

27. I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.

Elon Musk

28. A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.

Jane Austen

29. We are sensitized by the books we read. And the more books we read, and the deeper their lessons sink into us, the more pairs of glasses we have. And those glasses enable us to see things we would have otherwise missed.

Alain de Botton

30. Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

David Mitchell

31. Reading books is almost like cheating in the game of life. You get to know what works and what doesn’t without trying everything yourself.

Sven Schnieders

32. A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.

Susan Sontag

33. It’s not about the quantity of books you read, but the quality, not the speed at which you read but your understanding, not the knowledge you gain but the actions you take and the change you create.

Maxime Lagacé

34. Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.

Paul Auster

35. Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.

John Green

36. One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1000 years. To read is to voyage through time.

Carl Sagan

37. It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the time to read them; but one usually confuses the purchase of books with the acquisition of their contents. To desire that a man should retain everything he has ever read, is the same as wishing him to retain in his stomach all that he has ever eaten.

Arthur Schopenhauer

38. Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

Criss Jami

39. Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of. It works, but you don’t know why.

Paul Graham

40. Most people don’t read. Or if they do, they’re just reading mind candy.

Naval Ravikant

41. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

William Somerset Maugham

42. All of the smartest people I’ve met, regardless of where they received their formal education, were mostly self-taught, incredibly curious and voracious readers.

Jim O’Shaughnessy

43. You can try to improve how much you learn from each book, but probably the greatest gains from selecting the right set of books to read. Those books are likely older than the ones that are really popular today.

Eugene Wei

44. A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle.

Vladimir Nabokov

45. When intelligent people read, they ask themselves a simple question: What do I plan to do with this information?

Ryan Holiday

46. Once you do come across a treasure chest, a life-changing book — throw all of this out the window. Do whatever you can to absorb it. Go all in.

Johnny Uzan

47. Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

Jim Rohn

48. Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible, from complex word problems and the meaning of our history to scientific discovery and technological proficiency.

Barack Obama

49. Read as much as you possibly can. Nothing will help you as much as reading and you’ll go through a phase where you will imitate your favorite writers and that’s fine because that’s a learning experience too.

J.K. Rowling

50. One of the most incredible things about reading: A good book can give you a new way to interpret your past experiences. Whenever you learn a new mental model or idea, it’s like the “software” in your brain gets updated. Suddenly, you can learn new lessons from old moments.

James Clear

51. Reading a book you want to read can be immensely valuable, but reading a book you don’t want to read is practically worthless.

James Pierce

52. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

Socrates

53. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

Stephen King

54. Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you’ll never know where you’ll get an idea from.

Malcolm X

55. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

Jane Smiley

56. A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.

Neil Gaiman

77 History Quotes To Remind Us Why The Past Matters

They say that history repeats itself, and that it’s important that we learn about the past. There are vital lessons that can impact the future, so with these quotes about history, I hope you can be reminded of our ancestry and equip yourself for success in the future.

Best Quotes on History and Its Repetition

1. If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.

Baruch Spinoza

2. Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

Oscar Wilde

3. Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Karl Marx

4. Life moves fast. As much as you can, learn from your history, you have to move forward.

Eddie Vedder

5. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

James Baldwin

6. I’ve been completely fascinated with history because it tells everything about what’s going to happen next because it’s cyclical, everything repeats in general

Emilie Autumn

7. Work hard, have fun and make history.

Jeff Bezos

8. To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

Hermann Hesse

9. We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.

Douglas Hurd

10. Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

11. Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

12. We’ll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.

Chuck Palahniuk

13. The history of the world is the biography of the great man. And I said: The great man always act like a thunder. He storms the skies, while others are waiting to be stormed.

Thomas Carlyle

14. History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Alexis de Tocqueville

15. The past changes a little every time we retell it.

Hilary Mantel

16. I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.

Alexander Smith

17. History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins

18. We learn from history that we don’t learn from history!

Desmond Tutu

19. To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history.

Auguste Comte

20. Human history in essence is the history of ideas.

H. G. Wells

21. I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.

Martin Scorsese

22. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr

23. Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

Zadie Smith

24. History speaks to artists. It changes the artist’s thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images.

Anselm Kiefer

25. History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Thucydides

26. History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

B. C. Forbes

27. Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do.

Alexis Herman

28. Human history is not the product of the wise direction of human reason, but is shaped by the forces of emotion — our dreams, our pride, our greed, our fears, and our desire for revenge.

Lin Yutang

29. I love history. I love art. I like to mix it all together, but in the end it somehow has to all make sense.

Anna Sui

30. History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

31. There are so many times and places in history in our world that I just don’t know anything about, and when I learn about them they’re always fascinating.

Andrew Stanton

32. History should be written as philosophy.

Voltaire

33. A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

34. Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

C. Wright Mills

35. History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

Thomas Jefferson

36. If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Rudyard Kipling

37. History passes the final judgment.

Sidney Poitier

38. Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

39. History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory.

George Santayana

40. And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.

Lord Byron

41. History provides no precise guidelines.

Douglas Hurd

42. The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.

Golda Meir

43. History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities.

Graydon Carter

44. If you don’t know history, it is as if you were born yesterday.

Howard Zinn

45. History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor.

Mahmoud Darwish

46. To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.

Oscar Wilde

47. Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

48. Ideas shape the course of history.

John Maynard Keynes

49. The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill

50. Our history is not our destiny.

Alan Cohen

51. History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

52. Today is either the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. Today we are making history.

Eckhard Pfeiffer

53. The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.

Richard M. Nixon

54. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

Woodrow Wilson

55. Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.

Michael Shermer

56. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy

57. If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.

Michael Crichton

58. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson

59. You cannot amputate your history from your destiny, because that is redemption.

Beth Moore

60A page of history is worth a pound of logic.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

61. Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.

A. J. P. Taylor

62. History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.

George Santayana

63. What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.

Avery Brooks

64. Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

Proverb

65. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

66. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.

Aleister Crowley

67. The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.

James Anthony Froude

68. Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

Carl Jung

69. History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

Will Durant

70. If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

E. O. Wilson

71. History is a race between education and catastrophe.

H.G. Wells

72. It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

Karl Marx

73. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nelson Mandela

74. The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.

Ernest Dimnet

75. The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

Buckminster Fuller

76. I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

77. We are not makers of history. We are made by history

Martin Luther King Jr

105 Totally Relatable Quotes For Introverts Like Me

As a blogger, I’m obviously an introvert…but I’m certainly not alone! Millions of introverts are around the world yet we all need connection. With these quotes, I hope you’ll find some assurance and even some humor. I’ve collected the usual long sayings as well as short quotes for social media…for those who prefer to communicate virtually.

Best Quotes For True Introverts

1. I think a lot, but I don’t say much.

Anne Frank

2. The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome.

Maxime Lagacé

3. I don't want to be alone. I want to be left alone.

Audrey Hepburn

4. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

5. I was never less alone than when by myself.

Edward Gibbon

6. Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.

Criss Jami

7. Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea.

Michaela Chung

8. A little hibernation is good for the mind.

Michaela Chung

9. Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Stephen Hawking

10. Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

William S. Boroughs

11. Everyone shines, given the right lighting.

Susan Cain

12. A wise man once said nothing.

Anonymous

13. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Plato

14. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

15. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

Maya Angelou

16. I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.

Laurie Helgoe

17. Introvert conversations are like jazz. Each player gets to solo for a nice stretch before the other player comes in and does his solo.

Laurie Helgoe

18. I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.

Bob Newhart

19. Whew, that was close. I almost had to socialize.

Anonymous

20. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.

Albert Einstein

21. I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.

Audrey Hepburn

22. Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.

Sophia Dembling

23. I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

Audrey Hepburn

24. I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.

Dau Voire

25. When someone speaks to an introvert, her brain responds with a high level of activity. It is as if several lights start flashing on a control panel.

Laurie Helgoe

26. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

Walter Bagehot

27. Introverts crave meaning so party chit-chat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.

Diane Cameron

28. After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression.

Jonathan Rauch

29. Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.

Sophia Dembling

30. People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely.

Hans F. Hansen

31. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

Saint Francis De Sales

32. I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me.

Felicia Day

33. Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.

Elliot Kay

34. There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself.

Drew Barrymore

35. They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

Paulo Coelho

36. Deep rivers run quiet.

Haruki Murakami

37. What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.

Ellen Burstyn

38. The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.

William Wordsworth

39. Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

Isaac Newton

40. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

Albert Einstein

41. So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.

Sylvia Plath

42. People empty me. I have to get away to refill.

C. Bukowski

43. I restore myself when I’m alone.

Marilyn Monroe

44. Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.

Adriana Lima

45. In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

Rollo May

46. Without great solitude no serious work is possible.

Pablo Picasso

47. I am quite shy and people think I’m aloof.

Kristen Stewart

48. Introverts are dependent on their own inside noise, extroverts are dependent of outside noise. The outputs are dependent on quality of those noise.

Amit K Ghosh

49. Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me. They’re shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone.

Steve Wozniak

50. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

36. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Gustav Jung

51. You can be a very charismatic introvert.

Olivia Fox Cabane

52. Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and observe more than you know.

Michaela Chung

53. The more you talk, the less people listen.

Meg White

54. Whatever kind of introvert you are, some people will find you ‘too much’ in some ways and ‘not enough’ in others.

Laurie Helgoe

55. I kinda live where I find myself.

Bob Dylan

56. Many introverts feel there’s something wrong with them, and try to pass as extroverts. But whenever you try to pass as something you’re not, you lose a part of yourself along the way. You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time.

Susan Cain

57. I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around.

Charles Bukowski

58. Introverts tend to avoid small talk. We’d rather talk about something meaningful than fill the air with chatter just to hear ourselves make noise.

Jenn Granneman

59. I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

60. I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives.

Steven Spielberg

61. My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell

62. Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all.

Julia Quinn

63. The greatest art is to sit, wait and let it come.

Yogi Bhajan

64. An introvert may feel asocial when pressured to go to a party that doesn’t interest her. But for her, the event does not promise meaningful interaction. In fact, she knows that the party will leave her feeling more alone and alienated.

Laurie Helgoe

65. Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.

Laurie Helgoe

66. I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.

Marilynne Robinson

67. In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Albert Camus

68. I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I’m sure that’s some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there’s a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.

Steve Martin

69. Isn’t it refreshing to know that what comes perfectly natural for you is your greatest strength? Your power is in your nature. You may not think it’s a big deal that you can spend hours immersed in something that interests you — alone — but the extrovert next door has no idea how you do it.

Laurie Helgoe

70. If you are an introvert, you are born with a temperament that craves to be alone, delights in meaningful connections, thinks before speaking and observes before approaching.

Aletheia Luna

71. Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can.

Susan Cain

72. Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams.

Michaela Chung

73. You shouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

74. You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Franz Kafka

75. I think introverts can do quite well. If you’re clever you can learn to get the benefits of being an introvert, which might be, say, being willing to go off for a few days and think about a tough problem, read everything you can, push yourself very hard to think out on the edge of that area.

Bill Gates

76. Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.

Robert Greene

77. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.

Nikola Tesla

78. When I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.

Mary Oliver

79. When you’re an introvert like me and you’ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It’s a real release.

Lana Del Rey

80. I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about

Alfred Hitchcock

81. I love all of the excitement and I like meeting people and hearing their stories. But I also like time alone. And I like to think and relax and sleep and stuff like that. So I guess I’m a little of both.

Hillary Clinton

82. We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.

Susan Cain

83. I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.

Dimitri Zaik

84. Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.

Charles Bukowski

85. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.

Johnny Depp

86. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

Napoleon Hill

87. Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.

Anais Nin

88. While extroverts are verbal processors, who speak as they think, introverts need to think before we speak. This leads to a slower, more thoughtful communication style that involves fewer words, and longer pauses.

Michaela Chung

89. Your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.

Rainer Maria Rilke

90. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Aristotle

91. I was kinda shy in school, but I also had the class-clown element about me. I was removed, but I was involved.

Keanu Reeves

92. I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.

Beyonce Knowles

93. Life isn’t about just talking, it’s about thinking too.

Marie Symeou

94. As a child I suppose I was not quite normal. My happiest times were when I was left alone in the house on a Saturday.

Charles Bukowski

95. The extroverted world we live in will crush the introverted who blindly try to fit in.

Maxime Lagacé

96. My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.

Patricia Highsmith

97. I’m kind of an introvert kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily.

Emma Watson

98. Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.

Sophia Dembling

99. Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.

Paulo Coelho

100. Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.

Liv Tyler

101. Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on.

Laurie Helgoe

102. As an introvert, you can be your own best friend or your worst enemy. The good news is we generally like our own company, a quality that extroverts often envy. We find comfort in solitude and know how to soothe ourselves.

Laurie Helgoe

103. I can be very shy…but when I’m around people I know, I can be extremely loud.

Avril Lavigne

104. Solitude matters. And for some people it is the air that they breathe.

Susan Cain

105. I’m self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent; then I shut off, which scares people sometimes.

bjork

41 Empowering Mac Miller Quotes for Success

If you haven’t heard of Mac Miller before, then you’re in for a treat! He’s one of the most inspiring hip hop artists of our time, and his quotes are often found on social media photos and statuses.

Unfortunately, Mac died in September 2018 (RIP) and with these quotes, we can remember this icon for his short time on this planet.

Best Quotes to remember Mac Miller

1. The life you live is more important than the words you speak.

Mac Miller

2. Sometimes, it’s hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart and hope it all goes well.

Mac Miller

3. Enjoy the best things in your life cuz you ain’t gonna get to live it twice.

Mac Miller

4. No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.

Mac Miller

5. Everything will be good by the weekend.

Mac Miller

6. I thank god for blessing me with life every day.

Mac Miller

7. They’re gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up, and go and think of better things.

Mac Miller

8. Been contemplating if I even still believe in the truth.

Mac Miller

9. People change and things go wrong, but just remember, life goes on.

Mac Miller

10. They say you waste time asleep, but I’m just trying to dream.

Mac Miller

11. If I stay in one mindset or place for too long, I get crazy.

Mac Miller

12. People put their voice everywhere. All through Instagram comments. As minuscule and kind of stupid as that is, at the same time, it’s dope. People really feel like, ‘I have to say something,’ which is sometimes a little much, but like, ‘Go ahead, man. Speak away.

Mac Miller

13. If you didn’t make mistakes, you wouldn’t get far.

Mac Miller

14. Looking at my life is like you watching movies.

Mac Miller

15. Some people need to just stop thinking about everything they do and just do it.

Mac Miller

16. I’m just an idea, nothing concrete.

Mac Miller

17. I always thought I’d look corny in the type of rap video in the club with girls and all that type of stuff. I just didn’t think I could really pull that off. We always think it’s more fun and better just to go outside the box and to use our videos to show cool concepts.

Mac Miller

18. As I learn more about myself, I think people learn more about me as well. It seems to correlate that way. I learn how to represent myself more as it goes on.

Mac Miller

19. When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.

Mac Miller

20. Sometimes, it’s hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart and hope it all goes well.

Mac Miller

21. I’m addicted to something at all times. Like, it’s always music, but maybe sometimes it’s a pair of pants or something else. That’s just how my personality works.

Mac Miller

22. They told me never fall in love, it never works out in your favor. You’re way too young, and right now that’s just human nature.

Mac Miller

23. It’s hard to dream when you’re deep inside of one.

Mac Miller

24. A penny for your thoughts, a dollar for your dreams.

Mac Miller

25. When you first get sober, you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you’ve been suppressing it forever. It’s so much easier to navigate what’s important.

Mac Miller

26. I flood the Internet with what I think is quality content. That’s why I did things like giving out a song every 100,000 Twitter followers because I am just looking for ways to get my fans to hear all this music without over saturating things.

Mac Miller

27. Being famous used to just defeat me. I wouldn’t leave my house because I was worried about someone being like, ‘Oh, are you Mac Miller?’ and then the rest of the night I couldn’t be myself.

Mac Miller

28. Don’t count the number of friends you have, but the number of friends you can count on.

Mac Miller

29. Style come with excellence and money make benevolence

Mac Miller

30. The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they’ve gotten.

Mac Miller

31. I don’t know if I’m a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.

Mac Miller

32. Never make yourself feel like nothing, to make someone else feel like everything.

Mac Miller

33. The difference between love and war inform me.

Mac Miller

34. Life is just a recital, better remember all that you practice.

Mac Miller

35. Everyone that I work with is a friend. I won’t make a record with anyone unless we kick it.

Mac Miller

36. The day that I die on will turn me to an icon.

Mac Miller

37. I’ve been laughed at, hated on, no one would even play my songs. Wouldn’t even listen to anything that my name was on.

Mac Miller

38. Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything.

Mac Miller

39. You know how much you love it when you get it in abundance.

Mac Miller

40. If it ain’t about a dream, then it ain’t about me.

Mac Miller

41. Planting the seeds, working and watching it grow.

Mac Miller