Jim Rohn: Easy stuff

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“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

— Jim Rohn.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld: Pride or ignorance

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“It is more often from pride than from ignorance that we are so obstinately opposed to current opinions; we find the first places taken, and we do not want to be the last.” -Francois De La Rochefoucauld, moralist (1613-1680)

Bruce Lee: Be water, my friend

 

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Bruce Lee

 

Jim Rohn: Success

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“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

– Jim Rohn.

George Polya: Pedantry against mastery

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Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry… To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery. –George Polya, professor of mathematics (1887-1985)

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Andre Berthiaume: Masks

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. -Andre Berthiaume, novelist (b. 1938)

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Never answer a critic, unless he’s right. – Bernard M. Baruch

Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth.

Archimedes

 

Kenneth G. Wilson: It depends

Often the accurate answer to a usage question begins, “It depends.” And what it depends on most often is where you are, who you are, who your listeners or readers are, and what your purpose in speaking or writing is. –Kenneth G. Wilson, usage writer (b. 1923)

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Humor is also a way of saying something serious. – T. S. Eliot

Mark Twain: Only the wisdom

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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it — and stop there — lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more. –Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. – Soren Kierkegaard

Bob Dylan: Myself

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I can only be myself, whoever that is.

– Bob Dylan.

Dandamis: Judgment of another

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. -Dandamis, sage (4c BCE)

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

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Warren Buffett: Watch the playing field

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“It’s true, of course, that, in the long run, the scoreboard for investment decisions is market price. But prices will be determined by future earnings. In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard.” Warren Buffett