Tag: Quote

  • Chop wood, carry water

    Chop wood, carry water

    I recently read Carl Richards’s personal finance book The Behavior Gap, in which I came across this quote that struck a chord with me: When the Zen master Wu Li was asked what to do to achieve enlightenment, he responded, “Chop wood, carry water.” When he was asked what to do when you have achieved […]


  • A quote on gratitude

    I came across many quotes on gratitude, but this one I found in last week’s James Clear’s 3-2-1 newsletter felt profound and made its way to the Quotes page on this site. Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde on being grateful for what you avoid: If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t […]


  • Fifteen of the 100 little ideas

    My blogging friend and coworker Nick shared this list of 100 Simple Truths in a recent post on his blog. I love reading such lists because you find some ideas you identify yourself with and also: In quoting others, we cite ourselves. Julio Cortázar Following is a selection of the fifteen ideas that I highlighted […]


  • A new quote on this blog!

    The Quotes page on this blog is one of my favorites. On it, I list some principles that resonate with me. I just reordered the quotes and added this quote. All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal I think this quote is similar to the […]


  • Definition of Expert

    Found and liked this definition of expert in James Clear‘s newsletter. The physicist Niels Bohr on what it takes to be an expert: “An expert is a person who has found out by painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.” The oldest source I could find was “Dr. […]


  • New quote that I liked

    Added a new quote to my Quotes page on this blog. I can think. I can wait. I can fast. – Siddhartha Found this quote in Matt’s Twitter profile via the following Derek’s tweet. Thanks Matt! And I *LOVE* your profile quote from Siddartha. My favorite line from the book, too. — Derek Sivers (@sivers) […]



  • There are no finish lines

    I chanced upon a great quote today. There are no finish lines. It made prefect sense. This is something I keep in my mind with everything I do. My relationships, friendships, habits, and principles are all for my life. There are no finish lines. In the other news, I tried to keep quiet in Twitter and […]