On the idea of how I view my life and the world I live in commonly refereed to as a "life philosophy" I don't have any particular quotes or ideals I follow. I do take a lot from the Buddhists though on happiness in wanting what you have and not what you don't. Though I fall through in that because I have so few possessions my love for each one is strong and losing those items any or all of them would have an impact on me to say then that my possessions possess me is not a stretch. The idea is to control or own your property and not let it control you and in that regard I do somewhat fail. I do try to live each day and learn something about myself and reflect on what I already know instead of trying to learn something new. This way I become a master of things instead of a jack of all trades. Self reflection has taught me a lot actually. It can't be said that I'm learning new material though because if you know the variables and have an expected outcome of adding them together then the result isn't anything new it's more a reaffirmation of your understanding of existing material.
If this is something you'd like to try you don't have to spend a long time doing it. Consider a topic you'd like to understand better, grab a large apple and think about it. By the time I've consumed my apple I tend to have either moved to a new topic or reached a greater understanding. For something requiring more time and though for complex ideas I have a marble "thinking ball" which has no special properties it's just something to toss around while I think and if you engage yourself physically while thinking on something your ability to remember goes up dramatically. This acts as a kind of focus while some small part of my mind is coordinating my movements the rest of my mind completely focuses on the thought drowning out distractions.
What sort of philosophy do you follow? Do you live by any rules, laws, or quotes?