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4.38 (18K)   •   Oct 2022
“Only when information is combined with belief does it become knowledge, and only knowledge leads to action.”
3.95 (19K)   •   Jan 2023
"I define the deepest love as when you like someone’s personality, respect their values, and help them toward their goals in a long-term, committed relationship."
4.36 (884K)   •   Oct 2018
"You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems."
4.28 (13K)   •   Jan 2021
"There are three things that create a reserve currency: a strong economy, a strong military, and an open capital account. The United States has all three, but its relative position is declining, while China's is rising."
4.49 (8K)   •   Oct 2022
"The competition for control of the semiconductor supply chain is not just about economic dominance, but also about national security and geopolitical power."
4.07 (16K)   •   Jun 2022
"A Second Brain is an external, integrated digital system to store your most important ideas, notes, and tasks. It liberates your mind from having to remember, and allows it to engage in deep focus on the work that matters."
4.56 (120K)   •   Apr 2022
"I always felt like an outsider, like I didn't belong. But now I realize that my 'otherness' is my power."
Opra Winfrey
Opra Winfrey
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4.21 (335K)   •   Oct 2020
"The world is like a rodeo, and I'm going to keep riding until they drag my ass off the bronc."
4.21 (434K)   •   Sep 1988
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
4.01 (24K)   •   Aug 2017
"AI has the potential to fundamentally alter what it means to be human, but we need to ensure that we retain control over our own destiny."
4.36 (1M)   •   Jan 2011
"We are the only animals that can cooperate with numerous strangers because only we can invent fictional stories, spread them around, and convince millions of others to believe in them."
4.27 (202K)   •   Jan 1985
"You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing."
3.91 (2K)   •   Feb 2023
"The history of Palo Alto is a microcosm of broader historical trends in American capitalism and global economic development."
4.19 (11K)   •   Feb 2018
"We must become a multi-planetary species ASAP."
3.82 (24K)   •   Aug 1969
In business, as in life, the ability to adapt to changing circumstances is often the key to success.
4.30 (117K)   •   Feb 2020
"The Blitz was not just a battle of bombs and buildings; it was a battle of wills, a test of endurance, a clash of values."
4.15 (179K)   •   Jan 1976
"We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."
4.46 (3K)   •   Sep 2021
"Cuba is a place of perpetual revolution, where change is a constant and history is always in the making."
3.74 (6K)   •   Oct 2022
"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
4.28 (61K)   •   Apr 2019
"When you lift up women, you lift up humanity."
4.36 (184K)   •   Apr 2018
“Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless—in short, more dramatic—than it really is.”
4.21 (387K)   •   Jan 2003
"Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you."
4.18 (204K)   •   Apr 2006
"The ideal of the local and the organic isn't an aesthetic decision. It's a moral and ethical decision."
3.94 (791)   •   Apr 2018
"Internationalizing your life and assets can provide a hedge against political instability, economic downturns, and other risks that are beyond your control."
4.29 (35K)   •   Mar 2021
"Life is... an intricate dance of molecules choreographed by RNA."
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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4.47 (23K)   •   Jun 2022
"Every creature is a universe of biochemical reactions and adaptations that have been fine-tuned by evolution for billions of years."
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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3.92 (43K)   •   Jun 2021
"Addiction is not a sign of weakness or moral failing. It's a sign that we are human, with brains that are wired to seek out pleasure and avoid pain."
4.18 (27K)   •   Aug 2016
"Our relationship with the microbes that live within us is not just one of coexistence, but one of mutualism and symbiosis."
3.83 (2K)   •   Jul 2022
"The metaverse will challenge our assumptions about what is real, what is valuable, and what is possible."
3.95 (703)   •   Mar 2022
"Tencent's founder, Pony Ma, has always been focused on the long-term, and he has consistently invested in new technologies and industries with an eye towards the future."
4.38 (187K)   •   Sep 2017
"Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day - Mother Nature's best effort yet at contra-death."
4.10 (15K)   •   Sep 2018
"In the age of AI, the most valuable commodity will be data, and those who control it will hold enormous power."
3.76 (276)   •   Jan 2023
"When you're travelling, you're not only discovering a city or country or culture but through that process, you're learning about yourself."
3.86 (360K)   •   Jan 2023
"My journey has been one of self-discovery, learning to embrace my true self and finding my own path."
4.10 (71K)   •   Jan 1927
"Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
4.16 (54K)   •   Jan 2009
"The beauty of evolution is that it can explain both the diversity and the unity of life."
4.11 (37K)   •   Oct 2011
"Innovation requires a long-term perspective and a willingness to invest in research and development, even when the benefits may not be immediate."
4.17 (59K)   •   Oct 2013
"The most important thing I have learned from space travel is that we are all in this together. We all have a responsibility to take care of our planet and to treat each other with kindness and respect."
4.01 (1.1M)   •   Jan 1996
"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
4.15 (578K)   •   Nov 2012
"Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book."
4.27 (2K)   •   Sep 2022
"The idea of the Russian soul – with its mix of melancholy, fatalism, and spirituality – has always been a central part of Russian identity and culture."
4.16 (186K)   •   Apr 2007
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
4.12 (58K)   •   Sep 2017
"The greatest tragedy of mankind is that people hold opinions without ever testing them against reality."
4.46 (1.1M)   •   Nov 2018
"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self."
Opra Winfrey
Opra Winfrey
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3.95 (9K)   •   Jan 2016
"Productivity is not just about getting things done, it's about achieving our goals and living a meaningful life."
4.30 (52K)   •   Sep 2019
"The real danger is not terrorists, but a government that tries to control every aspect of our lives in the name of security."
4.18 (5K)   •   Nov 2020
"There's a certain kind of magic that happens when you're up there in the mountains, a sense of freedom and possibility that you just don't find anywhere else."
4.24 (51K)   •   Jan 2022
3.73 (26)   •   Jan 1871
"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars."
4.04 (412K)   •   May 1997
"History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves."
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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4.14 (16K)   •   Mar 2015
"Steve was always searching for simplicity, for the essence of a product or an idea. He had an extraordinary ability to focus on what was important and eliminate everything else."
4.34 (235K)   •   Nov 2018
"When you think you're done, you're only at 40% of what your body is capable of doing. That's just the limit we put on ourselves."
4.39 (22K)   •   Sep 1986
"Science made the bomb possible, but it was politics that brought it into existence."
4.26 (66K)   •   Nov 2021
"The road to success is through commitment, and through the strength to drive through that commitment when it gets hard."
4.16 (1.2M)   •   Oct 2011
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
4.19 (10K)   •   Jun 2022
2019 was the last great year for the world economy
4.20 (107K)   •   Oct 2017
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
4.27 (15K)   •   Oct 2018
"Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses."
4.06 (74K)   •   Sep 2010
"The universe and the laws of physics seem to have been specifically designed for us. If any of about 40 physical qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it couldn't exist."
3.90 (165K)   •   Sep 2015
"I am furiously happy because I love life, and if you love life, you'll love the things that remind you of the joy of living, like random strangers, puppies, and the smell of rain."