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Favourite philosophers Aurelius, Seneca, and Aristotle.
Favourite quotations “No carelessness in your actions. No confusion in your words. No imprecision in your thoughts. No retreating into your own soul, or trying to escape it. No overactivity. They kill you, cut you with knives, shower you with curses. And that somehow cuts your mind off from clearness, and sanity, and self-control, and justice? A man standing by a spring of clear, sweet water and cursing it. While the fresh water keeps on bubbling up. He can shovel mud into it, or dung, and the stream will carry it away, wash itself clean, remain unstained. To have that. Not a cistern but a perpetual spring. How? By working to win your freedom. Hour by hour. Through patience, honesty, and humility.” (Aurelius, Meditations, p. 112)

“To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor” (Alex Carell, p. 144)

“External things are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.” (Aurelius, Meditations, p.110)

“only where there are graves are there resurrections” (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 136)

“It is circumstances (difficulties) which show what men are” (Discourses and Selected Writings, p. 6)

“velle non discitur [willing cannot be taught]” (The World as Will and Representation, p. 294)

“Pure light equals pure darkness” – (Science of Logic, Hegel)

“Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be
reached” (kafka, Aphorisms)

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better” (Samual Beckett)

“Every man I meet is in some way my superior, and in that, I can learn of him” (Emerson)

“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it” (Aristotle)

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back” (Lincoln)