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Quotes -Wisdom

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." - Oscar Wilde                             

"The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom." - Gertrude Himmelfarb 

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

"Our danger is not too few, but too many options...to be puzzled by innumerable alternatives." Sir Richard Livingstone

"A permanent solution to a temporary problem becomes a permanent problem" - Naval Ravikant

"Be yourself - everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde                                                                                     

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know." - Harry Truman                               

“We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” - John Wheeler         

"No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all of your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future." - Ian Wilson

"Sometimes success is 3% brains and 97% not getting distracted by the internet." - Shane Parrish

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius

“A healthy man wants a thousand things, a sick man only wants one”  - Naval Ravikant

"We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one." - Confucius

"We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature." - Dennis Prager

"Habits are cobwebs at first, chains at last" - Chinese Proverb

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou

“A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak and a powerful one too powerful.”
― Primo Levi 

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." - John Green

"Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to." - George Saunders

"Technology is everything that doesn't work yet." - Danny Hillis 

"To become a philosopher king, start with being a king, not being a philosopher." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Losers have goals. Winners have systems." - Scott Adams

"The amount of energy needed to refute b/s is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it." - Brandolini's Law

"You have exactly one life in which to do everything you will ever do. Act accordingly." - Colin Wright 

"Failure pays the best interest." - Tyrone Ross

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." - Aristotle

"To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it." - Marcus Aurelius

"If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it." - Marcus Aurelius 

"Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself." - Marcus Aurelius

"You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone." - Marcus Aurelius

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." - Seneca

"Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." - William James

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

"The more you express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for." - Zig Ziglar 

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man be perfected without trials." - Seneca 

"To find a worthy mate, be worthy of a worthy mate." - Charlie Munger

"Everyone starts out innocent. Everyone is corrupted. Wisdom is the discarding of vices and the return to virtue, by way of knowledge." - Naval Ravikant

"Shrouds have no pockets" - Mid 19th centruy saying

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts" - Richard Feynman

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lfelong attempt to acquire it." - Albert Einstein

"When I had no money I dreamt of all the things I'd buy some day. Today I have none of those things and I only dream of things money can't buy." - Jameson Lopp

"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts." - Kahlil Gibran 

"Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it..." - Andre Gide

"The grass is always greener on the side that's fertlizied with bs" - Unknown

"You may have the opportunity of a lifetime, but the trick is to make money in the lifetime of the opportunity" - Unknown 

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." - Benjamin Franklin

"Work hard" - Colossians 3:23

"The power of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks." - Sir James Mackintosh

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

"Inequality of outcome is inherent in a free economy, which tends to reward the most talented. Since talent is uneqally and arbitrarily distributed, free enterprise and its resulting inequality of outcome are unpalatable {to many}. Yet progress depends on the flourishing of the talented. That means that inequality is truly the midwife of progress." - Marian L. Tupy

"Double down on our best relationship. It's the investment with the highest return." - James Clear

"Intelligent individuals learn from everything and everyone; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers. " - Socrates

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles." - Bernard Baruch

"It is a preoccupation with possessions more than anything else that stops from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell