Quotes, February 2015

“My main life lesson from investing: self-interest is the most powerful force on earth, and can get people to embrace and defend almost anything.”
-Jesse Livermore

“Failure either ruins you, or turns you into the man you can become.”
-Tucker Max

“In expert tennis, 80% of the points are won, while in amateur tennis, 80% are lost. The same is true for wrestling, chess, and investing: Beginners should focus on avoiding mistakes, experts on making great moves.”
-Erik Falkenstein

“Most people, whether bull or bear, when they are right, are right for the wrong reason.”
-Jesse Livermore

“The more you think you know, the more closed-minded you’ll be.”
-Ray Dalio

“The evidence is unequivocal, there’s a great deal more luck than skill in people getting very rich.” -Daniel Kahneman

“The hardest lesson I’ve had to learn in my life is that my intelligence is inversely correlated to my humility. The more I thought I knew, the less I actually knew.” -Tucker Max

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

“It’s amazing how many words people will use to say nothing at all.”

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Subway is healthy.”
-Cliff Bleszinski

“Everyone’s the anti-Teddy Roosevelt. Speak loudly and carry a brittle twig.”
-Alec Sulkin