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As a child you are a product of your environment, as a adult your environment is a product of you.
— @.BrianNorgard /1
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
— Pablo Picasso /2
Productivity comes easily when you have as much respect for your future self as your current self.
— @.david_perell /3
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
— Carl Sagan /4
Nothing is complicated, it is just poorly explained.
— @.nivi /5
The reason to win the game is so that you can be free of it.
— @.naval /6
If you’re not happy with what you’ve got
You won’t be happy with what you get.
— @.FitFounder /7
Be right, when everyone else is wrong, at scale.
— @.naval /8
There are a lot more people who want problems solved than people who want to solve them.
— @.shl /9
An entrepreneur is someone who dares to dream the dreams and is foolish enough to try to make those dreams come true.
— @.vkhosla /10
Friends are the people who show up when the risk is greater than the reward.
— @.AscendantPower /11
Early inflationary cycle: everyone benefits, no one pays.
Late inflationary cycle: everyone pays, no one benefits.
Has happened many times in the last century. Unlikely to be different this time.
— @.HHorsley /12
Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous.
— Nassim Taleb /13
All tyranny begins with the desire to coerce others for the greater good.
— @.naval /14
We often benefit from harm done to us by others; almost never from self-inflicted injuries.
— Nassim Taleb /15
Customs continue to constrain you long after the restrictions that caused them have disappeared.
— @.paulg /16
The problem is that our ideas are sticky: once we produce a theory, we are not likely to change our minds.
— Nassim Taleb /17
Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.
— Nassim Taleb /18
Over the last 25 years, IBM has bought back $165 billion of its stock.
Its current market cap: $104 billion.
— @.charliebilello /19
Keep your head up in failureAnd down in success.
— Jerry Seinfeld /20
It’s easier to fool someone than to convince them they’ve been fooled.
— Mark Twain /21
Looking back, most of the excuses I made...
not enough timenot enough moneynot enough knowledgenot the right connections
...were just ways to avoid the real bottleneck.
Not enough courage.
There was always a small step I could have taken—if I had the guts to take it.
— @.JamesClear /22
A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.
— James Carse /23
The only way to prevent institutions from rotting is by automatic dissolution, to have the same life expectancy as free-market companies.
— Nassim Taleb /24
We ingest probiotics because we don't eat enough dirt anymore.
— Nassim Taleb /25
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