Martin J. Keirsey Quotes
Who is Martin J. Keirsey?
|Born||August 27, 1984|
Best 43 Quotes by Martin J. Keirsey
“Be grateful to live in the era you are born. If Edison was nostalgic he would have made wax candles instead of inventing the lightbulb. If Gutenberg wanted to live in the future he would only be happy if he invented the e-book and wouldn't have given us the printing press.”
“Books are underrated.
Intelligent people with years of experience in their field took the time to write down their thoughts, principles and life lessons so you can learn from them for just $10 and a couple of hours of your spare time.
Good quality books are severely underrated.”
“Don't wait till you're too old to start living.”
“Don’t do anything unless it makes you healthier, wealthier, smarter or happier in the long run.”
“Every great person in the history of mankind was born a crying naked baby.
Just like you.”
“Google uses people who use Google ads. Amazon profits on the resellers. Facebook leaches on your data. Never forget that to these companies ‘you’ are the product.”
“I don’t know anyone over twelve who eats cereal for breakfast. At least no one who cares about his health.”
“I pity the people whose self-value depends on the car they drive.”
“Ideas are worthless. Action is priceless.”
“If life really were too short, no one would waste their time binge-watching shows.”
“If you bypass the process you're tricking yourself. You want the results but you don't want to put in the effort. This is a recipe for failure.”
“If you hate Mondays, you hate one seventh of your life.”
“If you have time to worry, you have time to take action.”
“If you want to change your future, change your habits.”
“If your strategy is easily replicable, change your strategy. Find a place that’s less crowded.”
“Improve your odds by increasing your shots.”
“It’s hard to be happy when you’d rather be somewhere else.
It’s hard to be happy when you’d rather be doing something else.
It’s hard to be happy when you’d rather be with someone else.
And it’s definitely hard to be happy when you’d rather BE someone else.”
“Just because someone asks for your opinion, it doesn’t mean they really want to hear what you think. More often than not they just want to receive confirmation.”
“Learning should not be a goal in itself. Applied learning as you encounter challenges on the other hand helps you progress.”
“Life is too short to be boring.”
“Life's too short to walk in the shade.”
“Look at where you want to go, not to where you don't want to go. And you'll get there automatically.”
“Make time for the best.
Ignore all the rest.”
“Never stop learning, never stop playing!”
“Often you only realize something wasn’t worth starting when you’re nearly finished doing it.”
“People often prefer an external shortcut over an internal process.”
“People rely on their willpower but ignore the power of their daily habits.”
“Play the life game instead of the game life.”
“Politicians should imagine there are elections coming next week before making drastic decisions.”
“Producing > Consuming”
“Save the best, skip the rest.”
“Stop living your life as if time were unlimited.”
“Stop wasting time on things that don’t push you forward.”
“The easy way is the wrong way.”
“The purpose of school is twofold:
- To mold you into a worker bee.
- To provide cheap child care so both your parents can work, and hence consume more since their income increases.”
“There's no excuse for making excuses.”
“There’s more to life than just working until you die.”
“Time, energy and money are the most important resources you have. They are not equal, so use them efficiently.
- Time: Refilled every day but tomorrow isn't guaranteed.
- Energy: Replenished by healthy nutrition and a good night's sleep.
- Money: There's no ceiling to this but spend less than you earn.”
“What’s holding you back from becoming the happiest/coolest/fittest/wealthiest person you know?”
“When you feel like you're having a bad day, remember you're lucky you even have another day.
There are plenty of people who ran out of days to live a long time ago.”
“Work is fun. Having a job sucks.”
“You are what you consume.
- Eat junk food and get fat.
- Read gossip magazines and get stupid.
- Binge Netflix every day and get numb.
Control your input to affect your output.”
“Your time is the worst product to sell. Nobody will pay the correct value.”