Brevity is the soul of wit.

——Shakespear Hamlet 2.2

Realize your youth while you have it. Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.

——Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.

——Peter Thiel Zero to One
When you watch the scenery from the bridge,
The sightseer watches you from the balcony.
The bright moon adorns your window,
While you adorn another’s dream.
——卞之琳《 断章 》

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

——Shakespeare All's Well That Ends Well

All that glisters is not gold.

——Shakespeare A Merchant of Venice 2.7