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Gooding in the woods

Don’t change so the right people will like you, be yourself so the right people will love you. (thanks, Deb T.)

Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. —African proverb

All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal. —John Steinbeck (thanks, Matt Wallace)

You in trouble if you ain’t an Onassis. —The Roots

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. —Tom Waits

Only courage can combat despair, reason alone will not help. —First Reformed

If you make it but don’t know who you are, they will kill you. Whatever we have is ’cause we let the music lead—the focus is the music, not being famous. —Chris Stapleton on Rogan

One’s coming of age—has to be earned. It’s not given to anyone. It takes a certain single-minded purpose. It takes self-awareness, a desire to go there. And a willingness to confront all the very fearsome and dangerous elements of your life—your past, your history—that you need to confront to become as much of a free agent as you can. —Springsteen on his new play

Art should be a question mark and not an answer. —Marilyn Manson

Comparison is the thief of joy. —Theodore Roosevelt

Your music can never be more or less than you are as a human being. (can’t remember where I stole this, but how true it is)

I think you are a ridiculous person. You are a walking, talking billboard for cowardice. —Henry Rollins on idiots

Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure. —T. Robbins

In Federalist No. 68, the likely author Alexander Hamilton warned that the “most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches … chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.”

Some of those that work forces are the ones who burn crosses. —”Killing In The Name,” Rage Against the Machine

God bless everyone. No exceptions.

Hell is truth seen too late. —Jonas Hobbes

Right now the fundamental question is whether or not mass capital is going to purchase the republic. That’s the great fight. People need to know that our country’s been bought. You know, capitalism is a remarkable tool for generating mass wealth, but the moment you mistake it for a structure that can deliver a just and coherent society, you’re an idiot. We apparently have millions and millions of idiots. —David Simon in Rolling Stone

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. —MLK

If you have inner capital, you can never truly be poor. —J. H. Bryant

Put your life in a good place and good things will follow. —Tao

A song that rings true never goes out of fashion. —Daniel Lanois

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.— MLK

Tired of being tied by my own hands, ready to follow my instincts over another’s plans.

Worry is paying interest on a loan you didn’t get. —The Doc

Inspiration is the opposite of self-consciousness. —Aaron Copeland

When you look at the Forbes 500 and pull off the 400 that inherited money, what’s left is the people who went right when everyone else went left. Conventional wisdom leads to mediocrity. —Sam Zell

Picasso said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael and a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Don’t spend the time on how to be successful—spend the time on how to be USEFUL. —Jim Collins

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently. —Derek Sivers

Execution trumps knowledge. —Hugh McCleod

Don’t take NO when your gut tells you YES. —James Patterson

When the decision is finally made, I’ve found my reaction is always the same, I should have done this a long time ago. —Lou Gerstner

You have to second guess everything you know and everything the so-called experts want you to believe. —Sean Parker

Most people would rather be certain they are miserable than to risk being happy. —Robert Anthony

You conquer fear by thought. —Thoreau

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. —Thoreau

Gently in manner. Strong in deed. —Eisenhower

Crisis precipitates change.

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