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  • #1
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    “The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with “Wow! Signore, professore dottore Eco, what a library you have ! How many of these books have you read?” and the others - a very small minority - who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you don’t know as your financial means, mortgage rates and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menancingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.”
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

  • #2
    Muhammad Asad
    “Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other; nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking; and the result is a structure of absolute balance and solid composure.”
    Muhammad Asad

  • #3
    Malcolm X
    “If you dont stand for something you fall for everything.”
    Malcom X

  • #4
    Thomas Carlyle
    “What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.”
    Thomas Carlyle

  • #5
    Abdal Hakim Murad
    “Allah has names of Beauty: the Compassionate, the Merciful, the Gentle, and many others. But He also has Names of Rigour: the Overwhelming, the Just, the Avenger. The world in which we live exists as the interaction and the manifestation of all of the divine attributes. Hence it is a place of ease and of hardship, of joy and of sorrow. It has to be this way: a world in which there was only ease could not be a place in which we can discover ourselves to be true human beings. It is only by experiencing hardship, and loss, and bereavement, and disease, that we rise above our egos, and show that we can live for others, and for principles, rather than only for ourselves.”
    Abdal Hakim Murad

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #7
    “Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners.”
    E. Joseph Cossman
    tags: banks

  • #8
    Toba Beta
    “Practice doesn't make perfect.
    Practice reduces the imperfection.”
    Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

  • #9
    Isaac Newton
    “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
    Isaac Newton



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