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Who the Hell is Ed Latimore?

Edward Ashley Latimore, Jr. is a former boxer and a popular influencer in the field of personal development.

Latimore blogs on his site Mind and Fist since 2013. His main topics are self-improvement and personal growth.

His Twitter handle is @EdLatimore.

Born February 15, 1985

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Best 190 Quotes by Ed Latimore

“No, I have no idea what water is, " said the fish.”

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“100% efficiency is impossible. But quite a lot can be accomplished if you prepare for it.”

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“39 brilliant chess moves are ruined by one blunder. 40 ok chess moves are very difficulty to beat.”

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“A dream killer that isn't talked about often enough: a high pain tolerance.

The more bullshit you can deal with, the more it will take for you to make changes.

Suffering to get something is great. It's necessary. Suffering to avoid something is death by low standards.”

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“A lifetime of theory is worth a year of trial and error.”

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“A man who takes care of his appearance and style is signaling that he is both competent and capable since this requires discipline and resources.”

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“A mentor once told me that a definition of science is a set of predictions that are testable, repeatable, and mathematically verifiable.”

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“Acknowledge the similarities before you address the differences.”

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“Advice is only as good as the person its given to.”

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“Aim to be less stupid rather than more intelligent. 39 great moves can be undone with one blunder, but one who makes 40 good moves in a row is very hard to beat.”

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“Ain't nothing more cowardly than someone who provokes you and then when you finally retaliate, they go "I was just playing. Relax.”

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“All snowflakes melt.”

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“As long as you are happy with the life you have, let people fall out of your life who want you to change or disapprove.”

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“Ask Ted Bundy about female intuition.”

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“Automation is about to wipe out a lot more customer service jobs.

They don't realize that petitioning for a higher min wage in the face of automation is digging their own grave. Actually, it's even worse.

It's burying themselves alive and calling the grave a queen sized bed.”

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“Awareness of what's wrong comes with the implicit responsibility to do something about it.”

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“Be careful when you speak the truth
It often is misheard.
What sounds like common sense to you
To the masses, sounds absurd.”

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“Be yourself, but only after you've gotten your shit together.

Until then, you probably should pretend to be someone better—at least until you forget that you're pretending and you simply are.”

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“Before you complain, don't forget how lucky you are to even be able to complain.

You're even luckier if you can do something about what you're complain about, no matter how drastic the action would be.”

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“Being liked and being respected look the same to people who have never experienced either.”

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“Boundaries and standards are only a problem for people who take advantage of you having none. Once you put them in place, all the wrong people will remove themselves from your space.”

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“Clearer questions = better answers

The only thing worse than ignoring a problem is trying to solve the wrong one.”

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“Coffee so black the CIA sold it to fund a war against communists.”

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“Conspiracy theorists' problem is their need for the world to make sense. They just can't accept stupidity, chance, or emergent behavior as cause so they invent one.”

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“Discussions held in good faith make everyone smarter. Arguments with bad intentions make everyone angrier.”

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“Do anything well and you make yourself a target.

Not just for your competitors, but for people who wish they could compete with you.

These are the haters who never do anything more significant than trying to tear you down.”

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“Don't worry about others when aiming to be a better person. Either they will be inspired to do better themselves or they will do what they've always done. Simply make sure you understand human nature and how to mitigate/protect yourself from it.”

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“Don’t befriend other guys’ girls.”

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“Either you want more out of life or you don't. No book or podcast can make you more motivated than your own shitty circumstances.”

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“Embarrassment is the cost of entry. If you aren't willing to look like a foolish beginner, you'll never become a graceful master.”

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“Emotions are fleeting and unpredictable.
Motivation is fickle and ephemeral.

Commitment is steadfast and resolute.
Commitment will get you through.”

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“Every day Twitter reminds me that reading comprehension is not the same thing as being able to read.”

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“Every year is a foundation year for the next.

If you’re doing it right, you should be able to reach a little further every year because you got a little better during the last.

Life may not get easier as you get older, but you should become more capable of handling it.”

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“Everyone has an agenda. Even me.
The question isn't whether it's good or bad.
The question is whether you even know it's happening in the first place...”

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“Everyone who's got it ain't showing it.
Everyone who's showing it ain't got it.”

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“Everything in life is a double standard.
Your job is to put yourself in a position to benefit from this.”

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“Expect more from yourself than you do from the world. If everyone did this, the world would become a better place.”

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“Expecting to get ahead by doing the same things at the same pace as everyone else simply won't work...

Almost by definition.”

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“Fighting is perhaps the only thing available to civilians that provides immediate negative feedback and stresses your entire system. Mental, physical, emotional. Hell, even spiritual. There is nothing like fighting to make you realize how irrelevant everything else is.”

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“Figure out how to make people feel relevant and you'll never go without.”

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“Fooling people into thinking something is for the greater good is how the greatest evils are not only allowed, but endorsed by the people they're done to.

Animal Farm was a teaching tale about this bug of human nature.”

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“Get what's in your mind into the real world as quickly as possible so you can test it and learn how to make it better.

Or see if it's worth making better at all.”

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“Good vibes for the supporters. I'm grateful.
Hopeful vibes for the haters. Feel better.

I can't hate on you because I love my life. I just hope that one day you love yours just as much.

That's the motto.”

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“Happy people never worry about how to make other people happy.
Usually because they're too busy being happy.

When someone comes out of left field with unsolicited advice for your life, be wary. They might just be looking for a way to feel happy themselves.”

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“Hardship makes the heart grow stronger.”

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“Hating on how someone gets money is some low class shit. If the job doesn't hurt people, you're weak for this. I don't care if you hate on 9-5ers, marketers, or cats selling courses. Get busy making your own money and stop being a miserable, broke, scarcity-minded hater.”

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“Human nature always wins. If you bet on human nature, you'll either be prepared for the worst or pleasantly surprised.”

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“Humans have a remarkable capacity to corrupt any system, no matter how well-meaning it seems.”

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“I knew when I needed to give up drinking.

But it took another two years of crippling hangovers, missed opportunities, and pissing off loved ones before I finally quit.

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“I quit drinking almost 8 years ago. Quitting wasn't easy, but the benefits I gained far exceeded my expectations.

You never know how quitting your bad habit(s) will change your life. But you can guarantee it will.”

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“I think it's important that you take on challenges that push your body against your environment, that push your mind against society, and that force you to diminish your ego.”

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“I'm amazed how Starbucks managed to make coffee unhealthy and commercialize it so well.

A large part of their success is the general public's ignorance about the dangers of sugar.

These cats really have the balls to make a Mocha Cappuccino with non-fat milk and call it healthy.”

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“Ideas ain't plans.
Plans ain't execution.
Execution ain't results.
Results ain't learning.”

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“If everyone believes a lie and no one can prove the truth, then what value does the truth have?”

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“If it ain't paying you or laying you, it's straying you.”

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“If marijuana becomes legal, I give it 10 years before people start talking about medicinal crack.”

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“If nothing is your fault, then you can never solve any of your problems. This means you can never reap the benefits of their solutions.

Responsibility is a double-edged sword that way.”

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“If nothing makes sense, then everything does.”

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“If two people coordinate on the same frequency, their output is much greater than the sum of the parts.”

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“If you ain't getting rejected you ain't trying hard enough.”

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“If you are unsatisfied with any segment of your life, you are a fool if you don’t seek out mentors who have success in the area you wish to improve.”

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“If you can make people think that they're brilliant, funny, or interesting, they'll like you a lot more than if you try to be those things yourself.”

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“If you can only tell me what you're against, you don't have a personality.

You're a reaction, by definition.”

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“If you can't handle my Twitter account at its most ridiculous, you don't deserve it at its most profound.”

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“If you choose every hill to die on, you're sending the same message as choosing no hill to die on:

You have no beliefs. Just reactions and group think.”

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“If you don't like where you live, move.
If you don't like your income, do something that pays more.
If you don't like your life, fix it.

Don't tell me it's not that easy. Nothing worth doing is easy.

Or just keep complaining.”

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“If you make jokes that you personally find funny, you won't care if other people laugh.
Ironically enough, this makes it more likely that they will anyway.”

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“If you want more energy, move faster, do more, or push yourself further.”

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“If you're gonna engage in conflict, you gotta be ready to go all the way.

When you have that mentality–along with the awareness of how much damage you'll do–you'll think long and hard about poppin' off.

This goes for all conflicts. Physical, psychological, emotional whatever.”

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“Ignorance is a temporary condition. Stupidity is a permanent affliction.”

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“In 1980, A&W introduced a rival to McDonald’s quarter-pounder (¼ lb) that was a ⅓ pound of meat at a better price. It failed because people thought ¼ was bigger than ⅓ and they were being overcharged.”

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“In 1984, they tall of perpetual war.
In perpetual war, you don't have to innovate or educate.
It's a perfect state to have people in if you want to exact massive change.”

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“In the prison shower of life, living beyond your means is dropping the soap.”

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“In theory, your past doesn't have to matter for most things. In reality, few people are willing and capable of doing the painful deep work of undoing the old patterns. So they simply recreate and relive the same mistakes in different ways.”

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“Information doesn't get out unless the government wants it to. This is why you can't trust the news. Not because they're trying to deceive you, but because they're being deceived. If you doubt this, look at how they've responded to actual leaks of info (Snowden, Assange, Epstein).”

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“Interesting people don't come from an easy life.”

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“It doesn't matter how much energy you exert – if nothing moves, there is no work done.”

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“It isn't about controlling your emotions. That's impossible.

It's about keeping your emotions from controlling you.

No need to ruin your life because you couldn't take a deep breath and chill out for 5 minutes.”

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“It's a lot easier to move on and let things go when you take nothing personally.”

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“It's never too late or too early to start.
Each simply comes with different challenges.”

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“It's not how much you know but what you do with it the matters.”

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“It's not so much that you learn to enjoy being uncomfortable.

It's more so that you realize that enjoying something and needing to do something are two completely different things.

Once you understand that, progress is inevitable and growth is a forgone conclusion.”

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“Journalism died when money became more important than facts.”

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“Just because you can't buy the best things in life doesn't mean they're free.”

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“Just because you were victimized doesn't mean you have to be a victim.”

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“Keeping a calm head never made a situation worse.
Just don't mistake being cool and collected for passivity and non-reactiveness.”

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“Learn to enjoy being alone. It's the only way. You must find more enjoyment in accomplishment than you do in socializing.”

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“Learning math makes you better at everything else.”

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“Let people think what they want to think about you.
Just live your life in a way that guarantees you think highly of yourself.”

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“Life is better when you look good naked.”

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“Life is good when you're good at something.”

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“Life's about who makes it, not about who makes it the fastest.”

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“Make yourself as attractive as possible. Your life is so much easier when people think you’re attractive.”

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“Making opportunity is the easiest way to stay ready for them.”

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“Many people have misconceptions about what is required to make more money.

So they either do the wrong thing and get frustrated when it doesn't work or they don't try at all.”

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“Mathematics teaches you to be very precise with your words and definitions. People don’t think about the connection between their verbal acumen and their mathematical reasoning, but math is a language. Like any other language, there are rules for communication. The difference between math and most other languages is that math has no ambiguity.”

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“Men aim to avoid being “friend-zoned” (giving attention without sex in return) and women aim to avoid being “fuck-zoned” (giving sex without attention in return).”

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“Men give attention to get sex. Women give sex to get attention.”

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“Money might not buy happiness, but it does buy crack. And crack will make you forget about being unhappy.”

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“Most haters are vocal.
Most supporters are silent.
So keep doing what you do.

Someone is watching and cheering for you.
Someone is learning from and supporting all you do.”

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“Most people aren't interested in actual discussion or your thoughts. They're simply looking for confirmation of their world view and new targets to attack who think differently.”

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“Most people have weird and largely limiting beliefs about money.

You don't realize this until you work for yourself and you're forced to confront everything you thought you knew about it.

Then you realize most people are trapped by their own fear more than anything else.”

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“Most people still – without question or second thought – believe whatever the government tells them.”

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“Nature seeks balance in all things. Duality and polarity are the societal equivalents of Newton's Third Law”

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“Necessity isn't always the mother of invention. Curiosity is responsible for many advances.”

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“Never accept a private apology for public disrespect. If they mess up loud, they gotta correct it just as loud or don't bother at all.”

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“Never be afraid of being disliked. If you live true to yourself, you look forward to rejection.”

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“Never envy someone on social media. You're just seeing the highlights of the highlights. Most ain't got it the way they make it seem and the ones that do had to put in ridiculous time and work.”

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“Nothing changes the world's perception of a man like a well fitted suit.”

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“Nothing improves your understanding of a subject like helping others to understand it as well.”

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“Once I dedicated my life to my goals, I began to realize just how much my bad habits (alcohol and porn) held me back

I didn't have an addiction problem--I had an ambition problem.”

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“Once you understand how to make money for yourself, you can easily see who's exaggerating and who's downplaying. After you get too much experience, some of your idols will actually turn into clowns.”

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“One night of heavy drinking can ruin your whole life.”

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“One of the worst things about jealousy is how it blinds you to opportunities. It'll have you out here trying to beat people who want you to win.”

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“People are all "I'll try anything once" until you break out a cucumber, some vaseline, and the syringes. They lose that energy the minute the flame hit the spoon and them vegetables turn into the legion of doom.”

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“People who complain presume an external locus of control.

They consciously or unconsciously believe the universe holds all the power & they’re just along for the ride.

Complaining is their way of begging people outside themselves to act—to save them from their own helplessness.”

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“People who take everything literally aren't smart enough to appreciate stylistic devices like double entendre, euphemism, hyperbole, and metaphor.

There's gotta be a bare minimum of IQ (probably like 95-100) to understand the layers of communication.”

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“People's politics and all the ensuing conflict boils down this: You either want what's easiest or what's best.
These two things *rarely* overlap. In fact, they're usually diametrically opposed.”

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“Personal branding is a hard way to make an easy living.”

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“Poker is one of those games where you can do all the right things and still lose. You can, on occasion, do all the wrong things and still win as well. The latter scenario can teach you just as much as the former, but for entirely different reasons.”

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“Porn is a problem because it bypasses the challenging work required to earn sex with a woman.

You don’t need to put effort to:
- Make more money
- Improve your physique
- Get more intelligent or creative

At the end of the day, you're cheating yourself.”

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“Pornography addiction is a silent addiction.

- You don’t get together with your buddies to view porn.
- Loved ones don’t stage porn interventions.
- There are no pornography rehabilitation centers.”

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“Potential is useless until there's movement. If you ain't making progress, you may as well be dead.”

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“Principles are timeless but their application has to constantly be updated for them to be applicable.”

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“Real ambition is not dissuaded by consequences.”

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“Reality is only a trip when you think it should make sense.”

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“Relativity: two observers can witness the same thing, disagree, and both be correct.”

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“Remember, all first drafts are perfect because all a first draft has to do is exist.”

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“Revenge and justice often look similar in outcome, but their respective processes are almost diametrically opposed.”

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“Smart people can play dumb but dumb people can't play smart. If you think they can, then you're the dumb one for falling for it.”

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“Some people get it together very early. Others, a little later. But life's about who makes it not about who makes it the fastest.”

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“Sometimes the fastest path isn't the same thing as the shortest distance.”

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“Sometimes the only way to help someone is to hurt them.

And other times, you hurt them the most when you help.”

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“Sometimes the solution is to think slower; not faster.”

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“Sometimes you give more by recieving.”

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“Sometimes your reputation will protect you. Other times, you have to protect your reputation.”

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“Sparring keeps you strong.”

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“Stop expecting the world to make sense.”

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“Studies have shown that students who are better at math have more grey matter in their brains.”

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“Success is the best revenge.

If you can't pull that off, planting drugs on someone and calling the police is an acceptable second place.”

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“Temperament matters more than ability.”

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“The best way to avoid getting a bad reputation is to develop good character.”

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“The challenge is to deal with the monsters in this world without becoming a monster yourself.

We want to protect ourselves from the worst humanity has to offer without losing our humanity in the process.”

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“The desire for acceptance and approval is the source of more human tragedy than malice and ignorance.

This is how people get involved with everything from street gangs to extremists movements to hard drugs.”

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“The difficulty of a task is irrelevant if it’s vital to your success.

Quitting your bad habits might be difficult or force you to face your demons. But it's mandatory for any noteworthy progress.”

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“The most important skill to develop is the ability to forgive. Holding grudges and being angry only hurts you. The other person can’t feel it. Only you carry that poison around.”

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“The most intense hate comes from people who are most similar to you.

Almost to the point where it comes off as a rivalry rather than jealously, but make no mistake:

This isn't friendly competition.
It's bitter envy.”

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“The most valuable relationships take time to build but can be lost in an instant. And once they're gone, they're gone for good.
By definition, only cheap low-quality people and things can be replaced easily when lost.”

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“The only constant is change. To fear that is to fear life itself.”

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“The quality of your life is decided more by the things you reject than the things you accept.”

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“The Tower of Babel was a cautionary tale about what happens when you stand against God.

In the modern world, the elites see themselves as God but didn't divide us using language.

They used politics, race, and other imaginary divisions. Keep us fighting so we do nothing of note.”

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“The truth is not subjective by definition. Interpretations of the truth are subjective.”

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“The weaker you are, the more dishonest you have to be to survive.
This is why you can't trust weak people.
Deception and disloyalty is basically their only means of survival.”

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“There are no coincidences. Except when there are.”

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“There is such a thing as too tolerant.”

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“There's a big difference between speaking the truth and speaking THE truth.”

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“There's a thin but distinguishable line between abundance mindset and delusion.”

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“There's no "I" in team but there is a "you" in fuck you.”

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“There's no reason to be ignorant about anything.”

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“Thinking without action is just as bad as acting without thought.”

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“Time flies when you sleep until noon.”

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“To achieve maximum happiness and peace of mind, you can’t worry about whether or not people will do what’s best for them. Even if you care deeply for them. Especially so, in some cases.”

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“Unsolicited honesty is the worst excuse for casual cruelty.”

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“We are constantly distracted with nothing to do.”

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“We don't know what we don't know. That's what gets us into the most trouble.”

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“We have the sum of human knowledge at the tip of our fingertips...

And people use it to argue and get addicted to porn.”

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“We must forget or discard everything that does not help us improve. An inaccurate perspective is just as harmful as an idiotic one and really, there is no difference.”

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“We use our bad habits for one of the big C’s:

Catharsis: We’re stressed or need to blow off steam
Celebration: We want to celebrate
Coping: When something tragic happens


Learn how to meet these needs without bad habits.”

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“What good is working all the damn time if you don't relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor?”

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“When we don't like the messenger, we tend to ignore the message and miss out on vital information.

When we like the messenger, we tend to accept the message without a second thought.

Both lead to misinformation and inaccuracy, but for entirely different reasons.”

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“When you can see the world through the eyes of others, you realize that we're all the same.

This makes it harder to hold a grudge and easier to forgive.”

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“When you catch one lie, you know that's only the beginning.

So many other lies are needed to make sure that one held up that you just gotta throw the whole relationship away.

Platonic, romantic, business, whatever. It's just gotta be done.”

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“When you want to be better, you don't take *any* criticism personally.

Constructive criticism shows you where you're weak. Destructive criticism teaches you how to be strong.

Either way, you come away from it better than you were before you received it.”

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“When you're not a natural, you may have to work harder but you'll develop a deeper understanding of your craft.

It's from the corps of the untalented but hardworking performers that the most gifted teachers tend to reside.”

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“Whichever narrative is in control, those who carry the opposing perspective are always painted as extremists, no matter how moderate their views are.”

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“With math, you don’t get to use body language or tone of voice to clarify the message. A mathematical message is objective, precise, and has no ambiguity. Nowhere is this more clear than in computer programming.”

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“Worry when the people who just wanted to smoke crack get involved.”

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“You can get somewhere without directions, but it’s a lot easier if you have them. A personal mission is like a set of directions that makes living easier because it automatically makes difficult decisions for you.”

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“You can't judge a book by it's cover, but you can make some pretty accurate guesses.”

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“You can't just give broke people money and it expect it to fix their scarcity mindset. If you don't earn your abundance, you won't believe it's real. You'll do everything you can–consciously or unconsciously–to return to the scarce state that you know so well.”

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“You can't make someone want more out of life.

No offer is good enough to entice someone who is comfortable in their comfort zone.”

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“You don't really appreciate the value of working for yourself until you or a loved one is sick.”

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“You keep thinking people want the truth. The reality is that they want their lies to be true.”

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“You know that your mind is free when you distrust the news, even if you agree with the angle it takes.”

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“You're always the problem. At some level.”

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“You're either extremely unlucky or hustling backwards if life gets harder the older you get.

It will surely become more complex, but your accumulated knowledge, resources, and relationships should neutralize this.”

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“Your knowledge is power over yourself.
Your ignorance is power other people can have over you.”

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“Your lack of personal skills will cost you more opportunities than your lack of technical skills ever will.”

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“Your parents simultaneously didn't know any better and were doing the best they could.”

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“Your political party, sexual identity, or ethnic heritage isn't a personality.”

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