the procrastination one from despair.com is my favorite: hard work often pays off in the long run, but laziness always pays off now.
“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” - Buenger Dixon
I like this one
pascal’s wager argues the exact opposite just as well.
Pascal argued that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas if God does exist, he stands to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell)
personally, i’ve always been partial to Aurelius’ argument.
To be treated like a king, you have to act like a king
Insecurity and ambition make a powerful cocktail