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Welcome to TANQ.

WhyWhatHow‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotations.

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:

Latest Entries

“Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.”

Epicurus

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”

Thomas Edison

“What? You say that full energy given to those sixteen hours will lessen the value of the business eight? Not so. On the contrary, it will assuredly increase the value of the business eight. One of the chief things which my typical man has to learn is that the mental faculties are capable of a continuous hard activity; they do not tire like an arm or a leg. All they want is change – not rest, except in sleep.”

Arnold Bennett How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

“[The] great and profound mistake which my typical man makes in regard to his day [is that] he persists in looking upon those hours from ten to six as ‘the day’, to which the ten hours preceding them and the six hours following them are nothing but a prologue and epilogue.”

Arnold Bennett How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

“Above the clouds the sky is always blue.”

Random Entries

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

Henry David Thoreau

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way … It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful.

Viktor Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”

Thomas Edison

“[The] great and profound mistake which my typical man makes in regard to his day [is that] he persists in looking upon those hours from ten to six as ‘the day’, to which the ten hours preceding them and the six hours following them are nothing but a prologue and epilogue.”

Arnold Bennett How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

The Freedom Multiplier: Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: What you do, When you do it, Where you do it and with Whom you do it.

Timothy Ferriss The Four Hour Work Week