Here is a list of quotes that I found inspiring or cool:
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
We must realise that man’s nature will remain the same so long as he remains man; that civilisation is but a slight coverlet beneath which the dominant beast sleeps lightly and ever ready to awake. To preserve civilisation, we must deal scientifically with the brute element, using only genuine biological principles.
-H. P. Lovecraft
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
-Mortimer J. Adler
Focus on the process (the way you spend your time) instead of the product (what you want to accomplish).
You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.