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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Investment and Life Lessons - Part 14

Here's the PART 14 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. 

  1. You just love the flower so much, it reveals all of its secrets
  2. Put an invitation to the world and just leave it
  3. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. - Socrates
  4. Find and partner with wonderful people
  5. Something that is really worthwhile can take some time before it comes in to fruition - Jim Simons
  6. Man has only ever searched for three things in this world, the source of light, the perfect note, and the alabaster girl
  7. The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid more than he does - Napoleon Hill
  8. The mark of mega successful men is the ability to continue striving despite hitting goals. Most people get some achievement and rest or celebrate their achievements for far too long. The Greats continue striving.
  9. Men are visual and women like to be mentally stimulated - Miranda Kerr
  10. Steadfastness in the face of adversity. The mark of an admirable man.
  11. What if… everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?
  12. The value of money declines at a faster rate as you get older
  13. Basic survival goods are cheap, whereas narcissistic self-stimulation and social-display products are expensive. Living doesn’t cost much, but showing off does
  14. Little by little you’ll supersede guys you used to look up to. But you have to make long term decisions. And have perseverance.
  15. Perhaps, however, it was the epoch that made the man as opposed to the man that made the epoch - Bill Gross
  16. If you rise in life, you have to behave in a certain way. You can go to a strip club if you’re a beer-swilling sand shoveler, but if you’re the bishop of Boston, you shouldn’t go.
  17. A path of principle that leads to character
  18. The loudest man in the room is the weakest man in the room
  19. A go getter, a hustler, someone who takes life by the horns and gets what he wants
  20. Success is never an accident
  21. If given enough time, you can learn anything
  22. Don't underestimate the human spirit
  23. The insecure are so scared of taking risks they never get anywhere in life, the foolish take risk blindly at some point biting of more than they can chew
  24. Observe a woman in profile, intent on a task; it is one of the unsung wonders of the world. Watch the way she touches her hair, how she pushes it back from her face, curving it around the contour of her ear, a subconscious gesture when it gets in her way. And notice your delight when her hair falls right back down again as she leans forward. Some women have no idea the effect they have on men; it is beauty in repose, and it is wonderful. - ZP
  25. I am unsure which is more endearing: her breathtaking natural beauty, or her complete innocence concerning it. - ZP
  26. What nature gives is best and best too at the time it was given - MA
  27. If you're not a scoundrel ("bugoy2x" in cebuano) then you're nothing
  28. If it's not right don't do it. If it's not true don't say it - MA
  29. Never serious, but always sincere.
  30. A man who loves women has no need or desire to take anything from a woman, and yet would happily share everything with her. His respect for her is supreme and yet if she spends any time in his presence at all, he will bend her over without hesitation.
  31. Beauty needs a witness - ZP
  32. A man falls in love with his eyes. A woman falls in love with her ears - ZP
  33. The wonderful thing you discover is that there is no need for manipulation ever. Authenticity is the only truly seductive thing in this world. - ZP
  34. I don’t conquer. I submit. - Casanova
  35. I don’t seduce. I surrender. - Camus
  36. When you understand her words, this may mean you like her. When you understand her silence, this may mean you love her. - Francis Kong
  37. Sex without love is just as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex. - Hunter Thompson
  38. If you know your strength, you can move mountains
  39. You’re not selling them anything, you’re merely providing a solution to their burning problem - CMQ
  40. Progress is dancing to the same song I used to cry to - Character development
  41. Make it happen, shock everyone
  42. Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. - Epictetus
  43. You do not even need to be the best. You just need The Most Endurance, The Toughest, The Last Man Standing, life is a war of attrition. No one talks about this. - Michael Porfirio
  44. I don't play the odds, I play the man - Harvey Specter
  45. Caveat emptor
  46. There is no greater gift than that which changes you the most, by hurting you the most. That gift is knowledge, more specifically, truth.
  47. It is ok to be great
  48. Mastery is the highest form of intelligence
  49. Edison day dreamed he light the half of planet at night
  50. So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
  51. Ibn Zafar counsels us to do all we can to resolve our problems; but once one has exhausted his actionable remedies, he must submit himself to the workings of Fate.
  52. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. - Leo Tolstoy
  53. There's no sure ticket to anything and why would you wanna trade in what you really wanna do for what the odds are in favor of? - John C. Mayer
  54. It is easy to peruse stock tables from the comfort of your office or living room and declare the market efficient. Or you can invest capital for a number of years and learn it isn’t. -Klarman
  55. It is excessive in some way, but there is excessiveness in ambition - JCM
  56. Law may cause men to investigate your death, but it will not save you in the moment of truth.
  57. You attract how you act. Where intention goes energy flows. You get what you focus on in life
  58. All the : -Reading you do -Conversations you have -Experiences you go through -Must make you a ‘Man of Sound Judgement’. This is the Goal. Your Overall Judgement determines the Choices you make. Those Choices determine the Quality of your Life.
  59. I’ve had every pleasure imaginable. Nothing feels like the look of your newborn daughter or son. It’s not pleasurable in the ways we typically think of a good feeling. It’s a deep sense of connectedness. - Mike Cernovich
  60. Comparison is suicide
  61. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
  62. There are no coincidences in life
  63. Success validates any of the stupid decisions you have made in your life - JCM
  64. The air, in a room without you, is unclean.
  65. Leisure is the mother of philosophy - Thomas Hobbes
  66. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou
  67. Marcus Aurelius has been lauded for his capacity "to write down what was in his heart just as it was, not obscured by any consciousness of the presence of listeners or any striving after effect"
  68. In order to really enjoy a really delicious cup of tea, a porcelain cup should be used, preferably drunk beside a lily pond in the company of a beautiful woman - Lu Yu
  69. For men to be truly happy, he has to conquer - Tate Talisman
  70. Don’t listen to advice of people who are living lives you don't want to live
  71. You’re constantly letting other people know how to treat you by the way you treat yourself
  72. A man should become all that he can be with all that he’s got
  73. Your soul already knows, you just don't have the words
  74. You don't get to have a second chance to make a first impression
  75. The end justifies the means - Machiavelli
  76. Accusata scusata - italian meaning, the action is accused while the outcome excuses it
  77. She is not yours, it is just your turn.
  78. My ability to say no, is not for sale - alpham
  79. The mountain doesn't chase the wind
  80. If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner...if I let it slip from my tongue, I am it’s prisoner. - Arthur Schopenhauer
  81. The value of the currency is the goodwill of the people
  82. You have to be content with your own decisions at the end of the day
  83. Very few women are happy in the masculine role - it is man who must toil so that women may freely be feminine. Without man's sacrifice, women are condemned to become the men they need, although their emulation will be insufficient, and they will damage themselves in the process.
  84. True independence is a necessity, not a choice. Women aren't truly independent, for they may opt to be dependent, or try their hand at independence & fall back on dependence should they fail. Inversely, man has no such luxury of choice, for if he is not independent, he is nothing.
  85. Women and children can be careless, but not men - The Godfather
  86. To look at the world with a scientific eye is to observe with no preconceived notions - the scientific method
  87. You have to be able to let your beliefs go. Accept the evidence. Move on.
  88. Our beliefs are contingent to the data
  89. You only have to believe things you have reasons for
  90. Philosophers take nothing as given
  91. Rule 1 of growing up: the world is not a fair place, it being unfair doesn't make it untrue.
  92. If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die - Warren Buffett
  93. Treat it like a hobby and it pays you like a hobby
  94. Courtesy is something you earn by being courteous
  95. Pyrrhic victory is victory that inflicts such devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat
  96. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has also taken a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement
  97. Despite so many ordeals, my advanced age and the nobility of my soul make me conclude that all is well. - Oedipus
  98. You have to accept the full weight of your freedom in light of the absurd - Sartre
  99. There was no answer until the man chose one for himself. - Sartre
  100. The whole point of this young man's decision was that no one could give him an answer. In fact, there was no answer until the man chose one for himself. No moral theory could help him decide because no one else’s advice could lead him to a decision that was truly authentic. So his choice, no matter what it was, was the only true choice, provided that he made it authentically, because it was determined by the values he chose to accept. - Sartre

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