Welcome to TANQ.
WhyWhatHow‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotes.
TANQ is a growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes and quotes that I come across during my life and learning. It was originally inspired by Ryan Holiday’s excellent article on “How and Why to Keep a Commonplace Book“.
As time goes by I’ll be developing TANQ to make it easier to explore, filter and share its contents right here on WhyWhatHow.
For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:
“The only absolute knowledge that is attainable by man is that life is meaningless.”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“The surprise which a visitor to a museum expresses at the age of a given object is in exact proportion to his recognition of the essential modernity of that object. It is the surprise of one who sees his horizon suddenly opening out.”
Discipline is “the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
“And herein lies the secret of true power. Learn, by constant practice, how to husband your resources, and concentrate them at any given moment, upon a given point.”
That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.
“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it.”
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
Moral Licensing: “The subconscious phenomenon whereby increased confidence and security in one’s self-image or self-concept tends to make that individual worry less about the consequences of subsequent immoral behavior and, therefore, more likely to make immoral choices and act immorally.”
“Get it 80 percent right and then correct it later. Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes. Don’t expect perfection the first time or even the first few times. Be prepared to fail over and over before you get it right.”