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Quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom, offering the inspiration needed for the occasion and introducing us to great minds and works. Enjoy this list of quotes, regularly collected and updated.


  • Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl
  • What would this look like if it were easy? Tim Ferris
  • It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time. Julia Cameron
  • What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. (Hitchens’s razor). Christopher Hitchens
  • One way to spot a poor thinker is to see how many of their decisions boomerang back to them. If poor thinkers make poor decisions it stands to reason those decisions will eventually create more problems. More problems consume more time, leaving them even less time to think about new problems. The time used to correct poor thinking comes from the time that could be used for good thinking. Good thinkers understand a simple truth: you can’t make good decisions without good thinking and good thinking requires time. Good thinking is expensive but poor thinking costs a fortune. Shane Parris
  • I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling
  • One of the biggest things holding people back from doing great work is the fear of making something lame. And this fear is not an irrational one. Many great projects go through a stage early on where they don’t seem very impressive, even to their creators. You have to push through this stage to reach the great work that lies beyond. But many people don’t. Most people don’t even reach the stage of making something they’re embarrassed by, let alone continue past it. They’re too frightened even to start. Paul Graham
  • One of the biggest keys to success at anything hard is believing that you can figure it out as you go along. A lot of people won’t start until they figure it out. And because most hard things can’t be figured out in advance, they never start. Shane Parris
  • What’s boring doesn’t get attention and what’s exciting doesn’t drive results. Most people are so focused on optics they forget that it’s the repetition of the boring basics that makes a difference. Shane Parris
  • We have met the enemy, and he is us. Naval officer Oliver Hazard Perry
  • Dig the well before you are thirsty. Chinese proverb
  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie
  • When you genuinely have passion for what you are doing, failing at it or succeeding is almost irrelevant because you are taking pleasure from the process. It absorbs you. Not surprisingly, passion is a cornerstone for mastery. Alex Baroni
  • I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. Jim Rohn
  • If you need things to be a certain way, you are held hostage by them. Jonny Wilkinson
  • More effort is wasted doing things that don’t matter than is wasted doing things inefficiently. Elimination is the highest form of optimization. James Clear
  • The magic is that there is no magic. Start where you are. Don’t stop. Seth Godin
  • The burnt customer certainly prefers to believe that he has been robbed rather than that he has been a fool on the advice of fools. Fred Schwed
  • The person who thinks it is impossible should not interrupt the person doing it. Chinese proverb
  • A healthy man wants a thousand things. A sick man only wants one. Confucius
  • It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • When you’re young, you have so much time but never enough money. When you’re old, you have money but never enough time. How you perceive and value time and money will change many times throughout your life, but in the end, there’s only one you’ll want more of, would give anything for, but it won’t be available at any price. Cherish it while you can. John Boorman
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. Andre Gide
  • If the direction is correct, sooner or later, you will get there. Chinese proverb
  • Any decision is, in essence, a prediction about the future. Annie Duke
  • The teacher learns more than the student. The author learns more than the reader. The speaker learns more than the attendee. The way to learn is by doing. James Clear
  • Poor thinking is prohibitively expensive. Alex Baroni
  • You can never get enough of what you don’t need. Dallin G. Oaks
  • Happiness is ultimately free. It is unhappiness that is truly expensive. Alex Baroni



  • I want to give my kids enough so that they could feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing. Warren Buffett
  • No matter how much money you have. If you’re still worried, you aren’t wealthy.  Nic Murray
  • You’re free when no one can buy your time. Shane Parrish
  • Unless the millennials learn a small amount about finance, they’ll fall victim to the Five Horsemen of Personal Finance Apocalypse: failure to save, ignorance of financial theory, unawareness of financial history, dysfunctional psychology, and the rapacity of the investment industry. William J. Bernstein
  • You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip. Morgan Stanley


  • Free trading is like giving chainsaws to toddlers. William Bernstein
  • Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
  • Be Fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Warren Buffett
  • Give every dollar a job. Alex Baroni
  • If past history was all that was needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians. Warren Buffett


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