Favourite Quotes

Don’t do anything in life where, if somebody asks you the reason why you are doing it, the answer is “Everybody else is doing it.” I mean, if you cancel that as a rationale for doing an activity in life, you’ll live a better life whether it’s in the stock market or any place else. – Warren Buffett

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that is tired. – Unknown

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. – Bill Gates

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.-Christopher Morley

If you’re doing something every day for your life—which is hopefully a long time—and you’re not enjoying it, then you’re wasting your life…. We only get one life…The only thing that makes sense is to try to maximize our satisfaction with our lives. If you get to be 70, 80, 90 years old and you look back and say, ‘Damn, I should have X, Y, Z’; it’s unfixable. That’s what you must think about. How will I feel about my life at the end?-Howard Marks

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.       – Benjamin Disraeli

The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to God.
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from God and nearer to the Dust

-T.S. Eliot 

The key to financial security…individual or societal – doesn’t lie on counting on things to work in good times or on average. Rather, it consists of figuring out what can go wrong in bad times, and of only doing things that will prove survivable even if they materialize. – Howard Marks