„People tend to take pride in who they are. And that's a bad idea, because that stops you from becoming who you could be. Because, if you're proud of who you are, you won't let that go when it's necessary; you won't step away from it.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
As quoted in Boxing Monthly http://www.boxing-monthly.co.uk/content/0008/three.htm.
„Treat your past as a book that you learn from instead of a hammer that you beat yourself up about.“
— Bill Whittle author, director, screenwriter, editor 1959
„You have to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Variations of this quote have been attributed to a number of people, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Samuel Levenson, and Lao Tzu; there is no solid support for any such attribution.
„What do you care? You always liked loneliness better than you liked people. No offence — liking yourself’s the beginning of all love.“
— Fritz Leiber American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction 1910 - 1992
Chapter 42 (p. 340).
„The secret to feeling great about yourself is not to be found in searching for people who are less than you and then show yourself superior to them, but in searching for people who are more than you and then show yourself worthy of their company.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Re: CLL statistics for 2002 (was: Looking for Lisp compiler) http://firstname.lastname@example.org (Usenet article).
„I love being around people that are smarter than me, that think faster than me. So even if you're a dork, and you wear stupid clothes, and you make a fool of yourself, and everyone makes fun of you, and you're just an idiot—I don't care about the context. I don't care. If you're genius and I recognize it, I kind of dig that.“
— Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964
On people she is attracted to, The Return of Courtney Love (2006)