Favorite quotes/thoughts


The importance is not who we are but what we can do.

Strive for excellence, success will follow.

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I learned not to let my experiences dominate my thinking; I could go beyond my experiences to see how the machine works.” – Ray Dalio

“Never explain: your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.” – Victor Grayson

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men” – John F. Kenedy

“It is the property of fools, to be always judging” – Thomas Fuller

“We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side” – Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks

“Fear makes you calculate and calculation can sometimes save you (though over-calculation finishes you off)” – Tony Blair, A Journey: My Political Life.

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson

“Real Wealth is discretionary time. Money is merely fuel for that wealth. Ironically, people chasing after success like dogs chasing cars. They probably aren’t going to catch the car and if they do, what are they going to do with it? Ironically, too many people earning so much money that they are actually eroding their wealth. There is always a bigger boat. The point isn’t to have the most; it’s to have what you need for your purposes, assuming those purposes will grow as you do. Families, interests, philanthropies, friends, and other involvements usually demand more and elevated support as one matures. That’s natural and expectable. […] There is always a bigger boat. The point is to be able to acquire the right boat for you at any given time and move on to the new ones when appropriate for tour needs, not someone else’s needs or ego challenges to you.” Alan Weiss, The Consulting Bible, 2011.

“The fear of loss often proves more powerful than the hope of gain” Michael Porter, 1990.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

“I don’t know a wise person who doesn’t read a lot. I think that people who multitask pay a huge price – they can’t think of anything deeply, giving the world an advantage, which they shouldn’t give. I wouldn’t succeed doing it. I did not succeed in life by intelligence – I succeeded because I have a long attention span” – Charlie Munger

“The fellow who can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one who can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe he has it.” – Will Rogers


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