Quotes

Some of my favourite quotes. I will update periodically.

Money & Investing

What is investing if not the act of seeking value at least sufficiently to justify the amount paid? Warren Buffet

Sell Euphoria. Buy Panic.

The ability to anticipate the market – instead of reacting to it – is the most important attribute that separates the consummate investor from the rest of the investing crowd. Gallea & Patalon

You pay a very high price in the stock market for a cherry consensus. Warren Buffet.

In Investing, price is everything. An obvious concept that is ignored by most investors. Gallea & Patalon.

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from it rather than participate in it. Warren Buffet

To succeed in investing you need to be a step ahead. As Hockey great Gretzky said “I skate to where the puck is going not where it has been”.

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. Warren Buffet

If you hear that everybody is buying a certain stock, ask who is selling. James Dines.

You can diversify yourself into mediocrity. John Neff

Pennies don’t fall from heaven. They have to be earned on earth. Margret Thatcher.

There are a few sorrows no matter how poignant in which a good income is of no avail. Logan Smith.

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. Voltaire

Life

If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes- then learn how to do it later. Richard Branson.

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? Henry David Thoreau

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. Pablo Picasso

There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening.

Make a choice. Just decide what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, how you are going to do it. Just decide.

And from that point, the universe will get out of your way. Will Smith

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

There is nothing you can do about your early life now, except to understand it. You, can, however, do everything about the rest of your life. Warren Bennis

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. RG Collingwood

The hunter in the pursuit of an elephant does not stop to throw stones at birds. African Proverb

A critic is someone who knows the way but does not know how to drive. Anonymous

Choice not chance determines your destiny. Aristotle

It’s like everything in football – and life. You need to look, you need to think, you need to move, you need to find space, you need to help others. It’s very simple in the end.

Barcelona were always thinking about inferiority, they had Madriditis. We were always thinking we were the victim but in my way of thinking there was no victim. Let’s look at ourselves, let the rest do whatever they want; we know what we want. Johan Cruyff

I haven’t heard of anybody who wants to stop living on account of the cost. Kim Hubbard

I don’t believe in health foods or diets either. I have probably been eating all of the wrong things all of my life — and I have thrived on it. I eat to enjoy my food. Whatever I do I do first for enjoyment. I don’t believe there is a prescription for a long life. Besides, who wants to live to be a hundred? What’s the point of it? A short life and a merry one is far better than a long life sustained by fear, caution and perpetual medical surveillance. Henry Miller

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