Confessions of a researchaholic

Memo

To my future self

To my future child(s)

“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” – Josh Shipp

“The most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself, but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.” – Arnold Toynbee

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” – John le Carre

The guest house

“Live a simple life.” – dad

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – William James Ashley

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“A man is known by the company he keeps.” – Aesop

“You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.” – Zaha Hadid

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll ever need right up to the day you die - William T. Wiley

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