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Benjamin Franklin - Poor

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“Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

“Most lead lives at worst so painful, at best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of t…

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“Most lead lives at worst so painful, at best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of t…

“Today everyone is a consumer and has to pick from the same selection of goods as everyone else; and because of this people now define their personalities by how good their taste is, or how clever,…

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“Today everyone is a consumer and has to pick from the same selection of goods as everyone else; and because of this people now define their personalities by how good their taste is, or how clever,…

Nassim Taleb - Procrastination

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“Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.” — Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” — David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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But not until it is finished with you.

John Ralston Saul - Reality

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“It is the considered opinion of most members of our rational élites that, in any given difference of opinion with reality, reality is wrong.” — John Ralston Saul, The Doubter's Companion

“Most feed their obsessions by trying to get rid of them.” — Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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“Most feed their obsessions by trying to get rid of them.” — Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Nassim Taleb - Missed Trains

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“Missing a train is only painful if you run after it!” — Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan

“There has, perhaps, never been a deceiver who was not, by his own passions, himself the deceived.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Disowned

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“There has, perhaps, never been a deceiver who was not, by his own passions, himself the deceived.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Disowned

“There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to b…

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“There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters;

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