All the time I am seeing people go to college to get an "education" but most of the time it seems all they need for an education are a few good quotes that they structure their life after. I'm serious too. Why go to school for 4 years or so and learn lots of details about something when instead you could really take up a life changing process of aligning yourself with some of the world's greatest people?

Sure school may hone your skills on things like language, math and history, but will it hone your skills on perseverance, creativity and individuality? From what I've seen the answer is no. And what good is knowing proper English if you're not creative enough to write something original? What good is knowing math if you're too lazy to actually commit to it? What good is knowing what to stand for if you're too scared to stand for it?

What I'm trying to say is that college does not teach you the most important skills in life and it doesn't teach you the power of core values. Everything you learn in college can easily be learned as you are developing your core values and it will be much more enjoyable and valuable.

Sometimes I read a few quotes that were said by some of the world's greatest people and think to myself, man, if people could actually structure their life to what this quote says we would really be on to something great.

Okay, so here are 4 quotes that if honestly followed every day would have far superior results than college.

Quote #1

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

This quote is a great foundation on what to do for a living. Most people always struggle with what to do and how they can live up to something. If you focus on becoming needed and relevant to the situation at hand you will sure succeed. It is all about offering value.

Quote #2

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

Nothing is going to come easy. It is all about hard work. Most people spend all their time talking about their idea rather than developing it. The finished product is what matters. Walt said it best.

Quote #3

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Perseverance is key. Good things take time. If you stick with something and keep searching you will eventually find your way. The universe has a way of rewarding those who continue to search for ways to develop their value.

Quote #4

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

It is important to remember that people are the most important thing here on earth, and that everyone is fighting their own battle. Generosity and understanding with others can go a long way. Never forget the power of genuine love and respect for others, no matter how good or bad they treat you.


Keep in mind that these are just 4 solid quotes that I think cover the main areas to a quality life. There are tons of other quotes you could follow that would just enrich your life that much more.

I am 100% positive if you were to follow these 4 quotes earnestly and persistently every day you would surpass everyone who obtains a 4 year degree in college. And I'm not even talking about from just a financial perspective. I'm talking about from a content of your character and quality of your life perspective.

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Brade: ;)

Great stuff! I usually think of famous quotes as overrated and trite, but these are legitimate and balance each other out well. Plus I'm more than glad not to see ubiquitous Twain in the mix ;)

Anonymous: Are you sure thats plato?

Are you sure thats plato? Sounds a bit like manowar to me ;)


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