Quotes

My favorite quotes. I update this list constantly.



This is a list of quotes (and some notes) that I’m constantly updating, taken from different things that I’ve read, listened or watched. I believe that a quote gives you an insight into how and what that particular person thinks.

If a quote doesn’t necessarily have an author or if it’s a common saying I’ll put VA besides it (Various Authors). If you see a quote that you know for a fact has a certain author, you can let me know on Twitter @raduciurca.

Some of these are also notes in the form of quotes, you’ll be able to distinguish them.

The list

VA:

“Nothing costs nothing.”

Aristotle:

“Potters envy potters.”

VA (introspection illusion):

“Nothing is more convincing than your own beliefs.”

VA (information bias):

“Forget trying to amass al the data. Do your best to get by with the bare facts.”

Julius Caesar:

“People readily believe what they want to believe.”

Blaise Pascal:

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Charlie Munger:

“You have to figure out where you’ve got an edge. And you have to play within your own circle of competence.”

Warren Buffet:

“What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.”

John Corry:

“Beware of the people who moralize about great issues; moralizing is easier than facing hard facts.”

Kanye West:

“Everything I’m not made me everything I am.”

Thomas Sowell:

“Life does not ask us what we want, it presents us with options.”

VA:

“It is the quantity dose that makes the poison.”

VA:

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

Marcus Aurelius:

No one can lose either the past or the future - how could anyone be deprived of what he does not possess? … It is only the present moment of which either stands to be deprived: and if this is all he has, he cannot lose what he does not have.”

Lex Fridman:

“Our intuition about what’s hard and easy is really flawed as human beings.”

Horace:

“Sapere aude.” (Dare to know/Dare to think for yourself!)

Dave Barry:

Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.

The list will be continued once I’ll find more quotes that are worthy. Until then, you can check out my Twitter @raduciurca, for more thoughts and ideas. We will be going further.

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