“Everyone has an agenda” (a former manager of mine).
“A person can seriously do only two things in life: something during the days, and something on nights and weekends” (paraphrasing my uncle, who is a doctor of Christian theology and a Presbyterian pastor).
“There’s no point doing a thing, unless you can do it well” (Tommy Lee Jones?).
“The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you” (Rilke, Wendung).