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Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." --
 
Kahlil Gibran


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"I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up."  
       -
Tom Lehrer
 

 

 

 Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?"
- Jay Leno 

 

 

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."-
Oscar Wilde

 

 

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it." -
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Franklin P. Jones

 

 

What we call 'progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."-
Henry Havelock Ellis

 

 

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."-
Paul Fix

 

  

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."-
John W. Gardner

  

  

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it." --
 
Roger Babson

  

 

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in." --
Charles Dickens

 

 

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life." --
Dalai Lama

 

 

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." --
 
Kahlil Gibran

 

 

Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home." -
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David Frost

 

 

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation." -
- Jack Nicklaus

 

 

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking." -
- H. L. Mencken

 

 

A daydream is an evasion." -- Thomas Merton

 

 

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence." -
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Robert J. Shiller

  

 

 

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."-
John Cage

 

 

 

"Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation." -
- Kin Hubbard

 

 

 

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
- B. F. Skinner

  

 

 

"In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted." --
Bertrand Russell

 

 

  

Knowledge and human power are synonyms." --
 
Francis Bacon

  

 

 

"Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature." -
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Epictetus

 

 

 

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty." -
- John Ruskin

  

 

 

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
-
Alvin Toffler

 

 

 

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
-Napoleon Hill

 

 

 

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting."
-
Dick Vermeil

 

 

  

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." -
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Bob Dylan

 

 

 

We have no predictive abilities or control over global trends, natural disasters, political upheavals, currency fluctuations and devaluation, social unrest, bad weather or manic-depressive stock markets. We do however; have complete control over our own behaviour.
Michael Lee-Chin

  

 

As far as I'm concerned the stock market doesn't exist. It is only there as a reference to see if anybody is doing anything foolish.
Warren Buffett

 

 

 

Don't think about what the market is going to do; you have absolutely no control over that. Think about what you are going to do if it gets there.

William Eckhardt

 

 

 

In the short run the stock market is a voting machine: in the long run it's a weighing machine.

Benjamin Graham

 

  

 

The stock market demands conviction; it victimizes the unconvinced.

Peter Lynch

 

  

 

 

If the market keeps going the way it shouldn't go, especially if it is a hysterical blowoff, then you know an opportunity will present itself.

Jim Rogers

 

 

 

Your beliefs about the market create your reality about the market.

Bill Williams

 

 

 

 

The market is always making mountains out of molehills and exaggerating ordinary vicissitudes into major setbacks.

Benjamin Graham 

 

(vi·cis·si·tude
Pronunciation:
v&-'si-s&-"tüd, vI-, -"tyüd

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, from Latin vicissitudo, from vicissim in turn, from vicis change, alternation --
Date: circa 1576
1 a: the quality or state of being changeable: b: natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
2 a: a favourable or unfavourable event or situation that occurs by chance: a fluctuation of state or condition <the vicissitudes of daily life> b: a difficulty or hardship attendant on a way of life, a career, or a course of action and usually beyond one's control c : alternating change
….)

 

 

When markets and investors get emotional, it creates fantastic buying opportunities, because there's no discrimination between what should go down and what does go down.

Yves Tack

 

 

 

Long-term investment success is ultimately determined by the ability to ignore external noises and concentrate on the issue of buying good businesses.

Michael Lee-Chin

 

 

 

Buy a share of stock as though you were buying the whole company.

Warren Buffett

 

 

 

I have an edge because a lot of people I compete with are not looking for reasons to buy. They are looking for reasons not to buy.

Peter Lynch

 

 

 

Everybody remembers the dark side of the 1987 crash, but they tend to forget what a great buying opportunity it was.

Graham Hooper

 

 

 

Wealth is created by owning a collection of excellent businesses, domiciled in strong long-term growth industries and holding for the long run.

Michael Lee-Chin

 

 

 

One of the safest times to invest is when the news is awful and the markets are depressed: the Time of Deepest Gloom.

John Train

 

 

 

"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment."-

 Robert Benchley

 

 

After several failures I finally remembered some advice I once got from a golf pro: "Practice doesn't make perfect: practice makes permanent." Therefore I revised my strategy and tried to buy good businesses at fair prices rather than fair businesses at good prices.

Warren Buffett

 

 

  

Believe in the old Chinese saying: Crisis = Danger + opportunity.    Michael Lee-Chin

 

  

 

You have to make a decision top buy or sell or do nothing and often doing nothing can be the right thing.

Stephen Peak

 

 

 


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