Posts Tagged ‘simple’

“The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern. He hates it because it is complex – because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are such short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” -H.L. Mencken

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius

Original Trick

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“I’ll give you a super simple trick to being original.  Tell the truth.  The hard truth that everybody thinks and nobody says.” -Tucker Max

“Doing first things first is a very simple discipline.  But its transformative power is immense.  It can change your life—literally overnight.  It changed my life.  Several times, in fact.  It’s the single best technique I know for change.” -Mark Ford

“The simple reason most people will never become financially independent is because most people lack the discipline to save money.  It’s really that simple.” -Porter Stansberry

“People love simple and preposterous lies. They much prefer them to the truth.  Truth is elusive.  Difficult to discover.  Infinitely nuanced.  Hard to hold on to.  Each tiny bit of truth comes at a high price….  Nor does truth make you feel good. Like a magnifying mirror, it shows blemishes.  You squirm in your seat when you see it.  Often, you want to turn off the lights. 

Not so with myth.  It comes right over to you, fawns over you, airbrushes your photo, and Botoxes your face.  It flatters you with weak light and strong angles.  It pretends you are the noble master and it is merely the humble slave… willing to do your bidding.” -Bill Bonner

Hard Advice

Posted: May 10, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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Common-sense advice is often simple. But most of us have a hard time following it.” -David Eifrig