1. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought

    Matsuo Basho
  2. Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life

    Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat
  3. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it

    Confucius
  4. Have you ever tried to do something, just to be free of the idea of doing it? Like many runners, I had a particular itch to run a marathon, and if I could scratch it, I might be free of it and never have to think about it again.

    Vybarr Cregan-ReidFootnotes
  5. People’s IQs seem to double as soon as you give them responsibility and indicate that you trust them

    Tim Ferriss
  6. The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

    Jonas Salk
  7. Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties.

    Frédéric Chopin
  8. The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas.

    Oliver Markus
  9. Traveling by bicycle is, actually, my personal antidote to a good deal of life’s irreconcilable vexatiousness. It is, after all, a simple thing to succeed at - not simple in the sense of easy (it’s not) but simple in the sense of uncomplicated. However far you go, your achievement is measurable and unequivocal. You make an enormous effort, you worry about all sorts of things, you strain and sweat, you self-examine, self-aggrandise, and self-loathe, you exult, you despair, you exult again and despair again, but at the end of the day, at the end of the journey, you’ve arrived at a destination or you haven’t. What a relief from life’s more common challenges - family, work, love - and their irreducible ambiguities. There’s an hour or so at the end of each day, when I swing my leg out of the saddle … during which I feel indisputably worthy as a human being, someone who has spent the day profitably and deserves happiness.

    Bruce WeberLife Is A Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist
  10. Always doing what you are told doesn’t mean you’ll succeed in life

    Jiro OnoJiro Dreams of Sushi