Quote from Seneca:
Everything hangs on one's thinking.
Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.
Short, sweet, and to the point. Clear writing, and therefore clear commands, comes from clear thinking. Think simple.
Roark: "I don't make comparisons. I never think of myself in relation to anyone else. I just refuse to measure myself as part of anything. I'm an utter egotist.
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Nothing terrible has ever happened except in our thinking. Reality is always good, even in situations that seem like nightmares. The story we tell is the only nightmare that we have lived.
No one has ever been able to control his thinking, although people may tell the story of how they have. I don’t let go of my thoughts—I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me.
"The philosopher: he alone knows how to live for himself. He is the one, in fact, who knows the fundamental thing: how to live."
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions that we do in our own?
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
You've got to think about the big things while your doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.