His problem is that he doesn’t want anyone until he can have anyone he wants.
Don’t ask a yes or no question unless the person being asked can say no without hesitation.
Always try to align your loyalties and commitment with the largest scope of the context you find yourself in. For example, if you work for a department in a company, align yourself with the company-not the department; if you are in an army platoon, align yourself with the army.
Two examples of irony:
…a cheap knock-off of a Chinese Ming vase…made in China.
…getting murdered in a graveyard.
Give your ambition a name.
Indiscretion is weighted heavily towards youth; inaction is weighted heavily towards old age.
Sex can be the result of love, but never the cause of it.
When thinking about what to do next with your life, don’t ask yourself what you would succeed at, but what you would most enjoy failing at.
Work towards a goal, but try not to visualize the successful result: if you don’t achieve success, you will be disappointed; if you do achieve success, you will already have experienced it in your mind’s eye.