All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
Machiavelli (via intj-paradigm)
Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you.
Robert Greene (via intj-paradigm)