Collection of thought provoking quotes

Jun 1, 2017 |

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.
–Amos Tversky

It’s only ideas gained from walking that has any worth.
— Nietzsche

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.
— Schopenhauer

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.
— Anonymous

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