a-lincoln-jpg1Here are some quotes and text collected over last few months from books, blogs and online articles I have read ….

  • The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson
  • Gossip represents a widespread, efficient, and low-cost form of punishment. – Matthew Feinberg, Joey Cheng, and Robb Willer
  • You couldn’t squeeze a dime between what they already know and what they will never learn. -Philip Wylie
  • I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span. – Charlie Munger
  • Vision to see, courage to buy and patience to hold. – Tom Phelps on Investing
  • We do not know what a thought is, yet we’re thinking them all the time. – Ani Tenzin Palmo
  • If you take care of important things, the urgent things don’t show up as often. The opposite is never true. -Seth Godin
  • The news we consume changes us. Not just the news manufactured by CNN, but the news manufactured by our boss, our investors, our customers. -SG
  • The school education will help you earn a living, but self-education will make you a fortune – Anon
  • You can do real work or go to meetings but you cannot do both. – Peter Drucker
  • For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. – Aristotle
  • The more basic knowledge you have, the less new knowledge you have to get. – Charlie Munger
  • Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? -T. S. Eliot
  • Steamers which have the longest routes seek deepest waters. -CHARLES FRANKLIN THWING
  • The dyer’s hand is not subdued to its materials; it is strengthened through materials for service. -CHARLES FRANKLIN THWING
  • Thinking is a practical art. It cannot be taught. It is learned by doing. -CHARLES FRANKLIN THWING
  • If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. – F. Bacon
  • Games are won by players who focus on the field, not the ones looking at the scoreboard. – Warren Buffet
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
  • A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. -Frank Lloyd Wright
  • I will prepare and someday my chance will come.- Abraham Lincoln
  • Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally. –Keynes
  • I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better – Elon Musk
  • The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox is only running for his dinner. – R. Dawkins
  • The behaviour you see is usually the result of incentives you don’t see. –Farnam Street
  • Most geniuses-especially those who lead others-prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities. – Andy Benoit
  • If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – old saying
  • Ship before you’re ready, because you will never be ready. –Seth Godin
  • Better place yourself or your wares where they can be seen. Then lay off. Give interest, curiosity, and natural friendliness, a chance to work. – Carl Franklin Braun
  • Focus on things that will last – Endeavour
  • Call me old-fashioned, but sometimes the optimal place for your light is hiding directly under a bushel – SAM HINKIE
  •  Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Whenever possible, I think cross pollinating ideas from other contexts is far, far better than attempting to solve our problems in basketball as if no one has ever faced anything similar. -SAM HINKIE
  • You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.- Tesla’s Elon Musk
  • To develop truly contrarian views will require a never-ending thirst for better, more diverse inputs – SAM HINKIE
  • So if we want to think like a scientist more often in life, those are the three key objectives—to be humbler about what we know, more confident about what’s possible, and less afraid of things that don’t matter. – Tim Urban
  • A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die. -Max Planck

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