Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"Quality is not an act, it is a habit." - Aristotle
"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland
"Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly." - Cicero