The more you know, the less you have to carry

The best survivors spend almost no time, especially in emergencies, getting upset about what has been lost, or feeling distressed about things going badly....
Life's best survivors can be both positive and negative, both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time.
AI Siebert, Ph.D., The Survivor Personality

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein

He who does not know the enemy and not himself will be in danger in every battle.
Sun Tsu

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein

Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.
Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain.
From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
Frank Herbert

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Frank Herbert

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Frank Herbert

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master.
The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Frank Herbert

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Frank Herbert

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty
Frank Herbert

Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future
Frank Herbert

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty
Frank Herbert

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand
Frank Herbert

The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road.
Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian
Frank Herbert

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action
Frank Herbert

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger
Frank Herbert

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.
It cannot be
Frank Herbert

Truth suffers from too much analysis
Frank Herbert

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken
Frank Herbert


I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune"


A human being can stand any amount of pain.
Frank Herbert, Dune

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
Frank Herbert, Dune


Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things.
Destroy the place and destroy the person.

Frank Herbert, Dune


Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert, Dune


A process cannot be understood by stopping it.
Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

Frank Herbert, Dune (First Law of Mentat)


The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Frank Herbert, Dune (Reverend Mother Mohiam)

Winners are made, not born.  Habits that make people successful can be learned

'Is het je wel eens opgevallen dat wanneer je succes ergens van afhankelijk is je continu op je hoede moet zijn...'

The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.

To succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Michael Korda


The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places


Uiteindelijk lijken mensen binnen een succesvolle regelgever te geloven dat alles wat zijn doen fantastisch is omdat ze zijn zoals ze zijn en niet omdat ze zo handelen.
Robert Tomasco

Falen komt geregeld voor als een bedrijf op tegenslag reageert met een hernieuwde inzet om meer van hetzelfde te doen, in plaats van zich op een ander groeipad te begeven.
Robert Tomasco


DO the things that are necessary to make yourself successfull!
Ralph Oates


No one ever becomes successful without making mistakes.
Maxwell Maltz


Quality questions create a quality life.
Succesful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Anthony Robbins


All success requires a desire to achieve.
Michael Angier


Many of us let our humility to get in the way. When this virtue is carried to extremes, it limits our success
Michael Angier


If you develop the habits of success, You will make success a habit.
Michael Angier


Most people try not to fail. That is the greatest obstacle for success.


Faillure is Success in reverse.


You were born perfect. Perfectly you, Perfectly prepared for your unique lifes quest. All you have to do is stay true To your own authentic self. Be real. Be authentically YOU. Everything else, all your other successes and achievements, stem from this first task.
Sarah Pond


Success is the progressive realization of worthwile, predetermined personal goals.
Paul Meyer


Success is neither magical or mysterious.
Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.


Success is knowing where you are going and knowing what is there for you.


Our educational systems limits your success to 10.
If you dare to go for 12's you will score 10's with ease...

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed

It's better to have a few who love you and support you and want to see you develop to your greatest success potential, than a thousand who seek to keep you in line.
Matt Furey


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby


Along with success comes the reputation for wisdom.


The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Anthony Robbins


The middle of every successfull project looks like a disaster.
Rosabeth Moss Cantor


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will


Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it.
We learn only from failure.
Kenneth Boulding


In this world the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive.
Even when they are wrong, they are positive, and they is the way of achievement, correction, improvement and success.
David Landes


"Productiveness is your acceptance of morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live—that
productive work is the process by which man's consciousness controls his existence, a constant process
of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one's purpose, of translating an idea into physical form,
of remaking the earth in the image of one's values—that all work is creative work ft done by a thinking
mind, and no work is creative if done by a blank who repeats in uncritical stupor a routine he has learned
from others—that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing
more is possible to you and nothing less is human—that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your
mind can handle is to become a fear corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to
settle down into a job that requires less than your mind's full capacity is to cut your motor and sentence
yourself to another kind of motion: decay—that your work is the process of achieving your values, and to
lose your ambition for values is to lose your ambition to live—that your body is a machine, but your mind
is its driver, and you must drive as far as your mind will take you, with achievement as the goal of your
road—that the man who has no purpose is a machine that coasts downhill at the mercy of any boulder to
crash in the first chance ditch, that the man who stifles his mind is a stalled machine slowly going to rust,
that the man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap, and the
man who makes another man his goal is a hitchhiker no driver should ever pick up
—that your work is the
purpose of your life, and you must speed past any killer who assumes the right to stop you, that any value
you might find outside your work, any other loyalty or love, can be only travelers you choose to share
your journey and must be travelers going on their own power in the same direction...'

 Ayn Rand



"Man's mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given to him, its sustenance is not. His mind is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action. He cannot obtain his food without a knowledge of food and of the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch—or build a cyclotron—without a knowledge of his aim and of the means to achieve it. To remain alive, he must think.

"But to think is an act of choice. The key to what you so recklessly call 'human nature,' the open secret you live with, yet dread to name, is the fact that man is a being of volitional consciousness. Reason does not work automatically; thinking is not a mechanical process; the connections of logic are not made by instinct. The function of your stomach, lungs or heart is automatic; the function of your mind is not. In any hour and issue of your life, you are free to think or to evade that effort. But you are not free to escape from your nature, from the fact that reason is your means of survival—so that for you, who are a human being, the question 'to be or not to be' is the question 'to think or not to think.' …

Ayn Rand