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  • #1
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “A good book gets better on the second reading. A great book on the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading.”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • #2
    Thomas Merton
    “Our vocation is not simply to be, but to work together with God in the creation of our own life, our own identity, our own destiny....To work out our identity in God.”
    Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

  • #3
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #4
    Winston S. Churchill
    “When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.”
    Winston Churchill

  • #5
    Winston S. Churchill
    “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”
    Winston S. Churchill
    tags: law

  • #6
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #7
    Winston S. Churchill
    “There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.”
    Winston Churchill

  • #8
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”
    Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

  • #9
    Winston S. Churchill
    “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #10
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #11
    Winston Churchill
    “We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
    Winston Churchill

  • #12
    Patrick Taylor
    “Old boy, in this life there will always be a certain amount of shit to be shovelled. I really would urge you to buy a long-handled spade and simply get on with it.”
    Patrick Taylor, An Irish Country Doctor

  • #13
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • #14
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “We are bound by the law, so that we may be free.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: law

  • #15
    Marie Kondō
    “Clutter has only two possible causes: too much effort is required to put things away or it is unclear where things belong.”
    Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

  • #16
    Cormac McCarthy
    “My daddy used to tell me not to chew on something that was eatin you.”
    Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

  • #17
    Marie Kondō
    “Taking good care of your things leads to taking good care of yourself.”
    Marie Kondō, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

  • #18
    Augustine of Hippo
    “He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.”
    St. Augustine of Hippo

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    Marie Kondō
    “If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mind-set. A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits.”
    Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

  • #21
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #22
    Laurence Gonzales
    “We don't understand the power of nature and the world because we don't live with it. Our environment is designed to sustain us. We are the domestic pets of a human zoo called civilization.”
    Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

  • #23
    Graham Greene
    “When you visualized a man or a woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity . . . that was a quality God's image carried with it . . . when you saw the lines at the corners of the eyes, the shape of the mouth, how the hair grew, it was impossible to hate. Hate was just a failure of imagination.”
    Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

  • #24
    Ryan Holiday
    “the false urgency of trivial problems”
    Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

  • #25
    Walker Percy
    “A note for physicians: if you listen carefully to what patients say, they will often tell you not only what is wrong with them but also what is wrong with you.”
    Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins

  • #26
    Jonathan Haidt
    “The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation — a force for construction and destruction.”
    Jonathan Haidt

  • #27
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “What I learned on my own I still remember”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • #28
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “The classical man's worst fear was inglorious death; the modern man's worst fear is just death”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • #29
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “By all means, avoid words—threats, complaints, justification, narratives, reframing, attempts to win arguments, supplications; avoid words!”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • #30
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “Men destroy each other during war, themselves during peacetime.”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms



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