Over past year or so I have taken to sharing on FB some beautiful quotes that I come across in my various readings. This blog post is a summary of some of these quotes. Hopefully, you will enjoy these as much as I have over the last year.
There is a wonderful, almost mystical, law of nature that says three of the things we want most—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained when we give them to other.
— John Wooden
Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.
— Howard Marks
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is.
— Yogi Berra
To be a disciplined investor you have to be willing to stand by and watch other people make money on things that you have passed on.
— Howard Marks
It is difficult to be kind than be clever.. Choices are hard, gifts are easy.. Kindness is a choice, cleverness is a gift..
— Jeff Bezos
The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.
It’s only ideas gained from walking that has any worth.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
— John Kenneth Galbraith
A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.
With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion.
— Steven Weinberg
Capitalism civilizes greed in much the same way as marriage civilizes lust.
— Dinesh D’Souza
Risk is what is left over when you think you have thought of everything.
— Carl Richards
Humility is the human smarts to survive and succeed in the modern age of smart machines.
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