Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"We are pleased, not only with praise, but with having done what is praise worthy." - Adam Smith
"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." - Andrew Carnegie
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami
"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." - Joseph Campbell
"The purpose of learning isn't to affirm our beliefs; it's to evolve our beliefs." - Adam Grant
"You cannot live a free life without having your own thoughts." - Justice Clarence Thomas
"Those that are easily offended should be offended more often." - Mae West