Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"Sometimes success is 3% brains and 97% not getting distracted by the Internet." - Shane Parrish
"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" - Charles Bukowski
"Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things." - G.K. Chesterton
"It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." - Donald Rumsfeld
"Everyone seems to think the censorship movement won't come for them. If you think for yourself, it eventually will." - Matt Taibbi