Frans de Waal:
The debate is less about the truth than about how to handle it.
A good part of wisdom consists in knowing what to ignore.
Independence comes with a price to be paid, and often a high price, but the rewards of living according to one's instinct and inclination exceed all others.
We must remain students, questioning always, analyzing ever. The important thing is to get moving.
Thinking about thinking, this is the key. In the struggle between should versus want, some people have figured out something crucial -- want never goes away.
Procrastination is all about choosing want over should because you don't have a plan for those times when you can expect to be tempted.
Even if it's not your ideal life, you can always choose it. No matter what your life is, choosing it changes everything.
The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.
Life is too short to spend 2300 hours a year working on someone else's idea of what the right problems are.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
It's good to have a plan, but if something extraordinary comes your way, you should go for it.