Super Quotes #28 — Marcus Tullius Cicero, Robert Frost, Confucius
Our greatest enemy, it goes on, and how life is actually simple.
“The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.“
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
The hardest and most important enemy that you have to contend with in life is your own mind. It’s highly susceptible to psychological bias, impulses, and emotions.
But if you are able to master your mind then you will get far ahead in life. It’s the most important enemy to defeat because it affects literally everything that you do. Thus, mastering your mind is the foundation for enabling you to defeat all things as well.
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost
If you’re ever feeling down, just remember this saying to get some motivation: life goes on. It’s a simple yet powerful reminder that regardless of what is happening to you right now, you’ll still survive. A new day will come soon, giving you the opportunity to make your life great and happy.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Most of life is very simple, but we humans always seem to complicate things. Look how simple it is:
To be happy, spend time doing things that make you feel happy
To be successful, create and do things that are valuable to others; the more value the better
To become strong and highly skilled, do the right thing(s) on a consistent basis for years
Very simple. No need for any secret tricks. Just good, well-directed effort.