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Welcome to TANQ.

FASTER TO MASTER‘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 FASTER TO MASTER.

For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:

Latest Entries

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

— Anon

“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a person in the process of changing.”

— Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of good luck.

— George S. Clason, The Richest Man In Babylon

It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.

— George S. Clason, The Richest Man In Babylon

Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.

— George S. Clason, The Richest Man In Babylon

Random Entries

“Focus of attention in the present moment, the only one you can really live in, is at the heart of this book and the heart of the art of doing anything well. Focus means not dwelling on the past, either on mistakes or glories; it means not being so caught up in the future, either its fears or its dreams, that my full attention is taken from the present.”

— W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis

“Omit Needless Words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

— William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

“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.”

— James Allen, Eat That Frog!

“The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.”

— Thomas Edison, Eat That Frog!

“We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposes to rob us of their companionship.”

— James Harvey Robinson, How to Win Friends and Influence People