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.”
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“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