Quotes and Quotations
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Experience tends to confirm a long-held notion that being prepared, on a few occasions in a lifetime, to act promptly in scale, in doing some simple and logical thing, will often dramatically improve the financial results of that lifetime. A few major opportunities, clearly recognizable as such, will usually come to one who continuously searches and waits, with a curious mind that loves diagnosis involving multiple variables. And then all that is required is a willingness to bet heavily when the odds are extremely favorable, using resources available as a result of prudence and patience in the past.
Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Direction Creates TIME...Motivation creates ENERGY.
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. - Men willingly believe what they wish.
There's been 11 billion people to walk the face of this earth, but there's never been one like you!
No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth-one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and under-represented.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
I try to get rid of people who always confidently answer questions about which they don't have any real knowledge.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
The government ought to stay out of the prayer business.
President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
No wise pilot, no matter how great his talent and experience, fails to use his checklist.
The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
We have come to realize that a large hedge fund like Quantum Fund is no longer the best way to manage money, ... Markets have become extremely unstable and historical measures of value at risk no longer apply.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Veni, vidi, vici. - I came, I saw, I conquered.
If you have the rule of law, then you're going to get investment in factories. You have to assure or give a sense of assurance to investors in direct investments that they will be fairly treated and that their property rights are respected.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Alea iacta est. - The die is cast.
When you borrow a man's car, always return it with a tank of gas.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Remember that life is hard, but when you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Without numerical fluency, in the part of life most of us inhibit, you are like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.
When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept.