Posts Tagged ‘past’

“We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action” -Leonard Hand

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Foolish Fear

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“To me, this is a secret to much of my success in life… Just getting past the fear of looking foolish, and taking the risk. It’s hard to do… but it’s the right thing to do.” –Steve Sjuggerud

“When you borrow money two things usually happen.  First, you’re taking capital that others saved in the past, and are probably using for consumption, not to create more wealth.  And second, you’re mortgaging your future, which makes you a serf when you have to pay it back.” -Doug Casey

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Posted: January 17, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“Regret of the past or anxiety of the future are the thieves of the present.  Just do the next thing. That’s all you have to do.” -James Altucher

“But we live in a time, in a culture, in the West, now, which is very future oriented and really believe in progress.  And we believe somehow that progress means that what we add to knowledge means that we actually supersede previous knowledge….  So, I would say there is something humbling about confronting the past on its own terms.” -Abby Smith Rumsey

“You must take responsibility for your future finances and well-being.  This is not something you can just agree to.  You have to review what you’ve done in the past and make a serious personal commitment to change.  After that, you have to curtail your spending, manage your money, and allocate your investments wisely.  Then you must create a plan to increase your income.” -Mark Ford

“Capitalism is constantly burying its mistakes and discovering tomorrow. Cronyism, on the other hand, keeps you in the past. It is today and yesterday trying to stop tomorrow from happening…. The future is where new wealth is created. When you try to stop or twist the future into the shape want, you prevent this wealth from ever happening. Cronyism depends on the credit bubble…. Cronies owe money.  They borrow money.  They depend on borrowed money for their budgets, their spending, their bonuses, their portfolios, their welfare checks, and their special privileges.  They all depend so heavily on borrowing that few of them – whether in academia, media, business, finance, or government – can see the truth… let alone speak it.  They are all paid not to see it.  And if they do see it, they keep their mouths shut.” -Bill Bonner