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Monday, January 21, 2019

Investment and Life Lessons - Part 15

Here's the PART 15 of our Investment and Life Lessons series. 

These are the ideas we've gathered from our various readings on business, stocks, economy, money, war, love and life. Our list is getting too long again hence we're sharing it with the Filipino Investors out there for them to learn a thing or two. Cheers!


1. Good boys go to heaven but bad boys bring heaven to you
2. Festina lente - make haste slowly
3. Small, unsexy, but smart decisions made consistently lead to incomprehensible and incredible returns
4. Even though the results are massive, the steps, in the moment, don't feel significant. The changes are so subtle, they’re almost imperceptible
5. Everything tells me I shall succeed - Bonaparte
6. I never was truly my own master but was always ruled by circumstances - Bonaparte
7. Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, strike like a thunderbolt - Sun Tzu
8. Choose your battles - Sun Tzu
9. He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight
10. To win 100 battles is not the height of skill, to subdue the enemy without fighting is. - Sun Tzu
11. When I'm a has-been, I'll still be better than a never-been.
12. Whether i win or lose,  i still am. That said,  i want to win.
13. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Tolstoy
14. How can you think yourself a great man, when the first accident that comes along can wipe you out completely. - Euripides
15. The misery your going through now might be your blessing later on - Michael Franzese
16. It's a man's duty to himself and to his woman to improve. To not do so is to neglect one's self, and by extension, those who love you and want what's best for you.
17. It’s the little decisions in life that make the difference between being lucky and becoming a casualty.
18. Girls with masculine fathers are feminine. Girls with feminine fathers are masculine. Russian fathers vs Swedish fathers
19. A boy does what he wants. A man does what he must.
20. When you are born, you look like your parents. When you die, you look like your decisions.
21. Have an attitude of gratitude
22. Investing is not the study of finance. It’s the study of how people behave with money
23. Limited capability but unlimited determination
24. A man is not old until regrets take the place of his dreams - John Barrymore
25. As is often the case, the longer you can hold off, the more likely you’ll be screaming in pleasure at the end - Orrin Bach
26. Psychological security, Physical protection, provide for them materially
27. The days are long, the decades short - CRP
28. People are comfortable following a strong personality because it relieves them of the duty to choose - CRP
29. It’s excessive in some way but there is excessiveness in ambition as well - JCM
30. Never waste a good crisis
31. Man plans and God laughs
32. We are not afraid that we might fall; we are afraid that we might jump
33. A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
34. Living your life in someone else’s expectations is just another for of slavery
35. She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed. She is a woman, and therefore to be won. - Shakespeare
36. There are no more writers like Shakespeare because all he had was a table, a candle, a pen and some paper.
37. Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the sculptor and the stone
38. The lesser son of greater men, in whose mighty company I would be ashamed to stand. - LOTR
39. When you think you’ve done all you can do and you can't do no more, do some more
40. When you make love to a beautiful woman, all of your past is forgiven
41. Women are attracted to the conquerors NOT the conquered. They will give themselves to the invaders NOT the invaded.
42. It pays to be ethical - Carl Icahn
43. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan 25 years from now
44. "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." ~ Persius
45. You can't live your life on other people’s expectations
46. Guys with game dont blame
47. Pain is weakness leaving the body
48. The winner takes it all - Mom
49. While others run their mouth, you can run the numbers - John Mangun
50. Investing is serious business, not entertainment. If you participate in the financial markets at all, it is crucial to do so as an investor, not as a speculator, and to be certain that you understand the difference - Seth Klarman
51. Honour and virtue are the standards to which we shall aspire. Men and woman must steer the direction of society to embrace them.
52. You are the cause. Life does not happen to you. You happen to life.
53. A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Confucius
54. Dreams come true to those who dare to dream great.
55. Guilt and regret kills a man before his time
56. If you can imagine yourself being happy in spite of rejection, then “the power of no” becomes moot and you achieve outcome independence.
57. Move up to the rich/upper class and of course you find an abundance of resources, yet still very many of these people live in a mindset of scarcity. They have so much wealth that they have neither material nor luxury poverty, they have “love poverty” they’re not sure who to trust, they’re often paranoid, cynical and skeptical because they have a lot to lose.
58. The scarcity of human connectivity is what the rich tend to suffer from as by merit of being so materially rich, trust becomes an issue (are they only interested in me because of my money?) and isolation thus tends to become a part of life, even in matters of family
59. What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.” – Abraham Maslow
60. In the end, you can't control anything. Except yourself.
61. To love is to be vulnerable
62. The funny thing about regret is, it’s better to regret something you have done, than regret something you haven’t done.
63. Good girls are just bad girls who never got caught.
64. The secret to a long life is knowing when it’s time to go
65. History is like women, she favors the bold
66. Verbally, you can never be too bold
67. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome
68. No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens - Abraham Lincoln
69. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues - Abraham Lincoln
70. I am a slow walker, but I never look back - Lincoln
71. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today - Lincoln
72. How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg does not make it a leg - Lincoln
73. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next - Lincoln
74. A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both the fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap - Lincoln
75. Avoid popularity if you would have peace - Lincoln
76. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar - Abraham Lincoln
77. A girl is said to be grown up when she starts wearing a bra. A boy is grown up when he starts removing it.
78. Never enter into a single relationship that you don't think will last a lifetime
79. Absurdity is the search for answers in an answerless world 
80. Existence precedes essence - existentialism
81. You have to accept the full weight of your freedom, in light of the absurd - Sartre
82. Einstein said there are 5 ascending levels of intelligence: Smart, Intelligent, Brilliant, Genius, Simple
83. Appendage in tagalog, Saling-pusa
84. Bourgeois and proletarians - Karl Marx
85. The price of a commodity, and therefore also of labour, is equal to its cost of production. In proportion, therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases - Karl Marx
86. Every man dies, but very few actually ever live. - CMQ
87. A man can only admit when he was wrong and ask forgiveness
88. You’re mine as I am yours, if we die then we die, but first we’ll live - Ygritte
89. What’s meant to happen always does
90. A man who turns on his own family, turns on himself
91. L'Etat, c'est moi. I am the State. - Louis XIV
92. I am leaving you, but the state remains forever - Louis XIV
93. You'd better know that in the end, it's better to say too much, than never say what you need to say again - JCM
94. A man looking out for his own interest is a man who can be counted on - Jock Jeffcoat
95. Life is short. Fuck her like it’s her last.
96. The sun waits for no man - Leo Tolstoy
97. What dwells in man is love - Leo Tolstoy
98. It is not given to man to know his own need - Leo Tolstoy
99. Man does not live by selfishness but by love - Leo Tolstoy
100. Tolstoy is emphasizing his philosophy that humans are meant to live in unity on a foundation of love that gives what is needed to humans who do not know what they need because what humans live by is love freely given

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