the septenary (diapholom) wrote,
the septenary
diapholom

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken

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 “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks”
 

“The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”
 

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.”


“Our favourite holding period is forever.”


  “A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”


   “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”


     “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years"


     “The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.”


“You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.”


“The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it”


“Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.”


“When a management team with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”


“I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.”


“We believe that according the name "investors"  to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a "romantic”


“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”


“Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.”


“It's better to hang out with people better than you, ... Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.”





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