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Jewels for the Week (Best Quotes, Jan. 23-29, 2011)

28 January 2011 2 Comments

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Just a few quotes I ran into over the last few days…a good way to close down the week:

On Money & Wealth…

“Rule #1: You can’t make a good buying decision when you’re excited. Rule #2: You can’t make a good selling decision when you’re afraid…” ~ Eben Pagan (more here)

“The most powerful force in the world is compounding interest…” ~ Einstein

On Intelligence & Thinking…

“Man is the creature of the era he lives in; very few can raise themselves above the ideas of the time…” ~ Voltaire

A mind that’s active is engaged with the world and keeps on learning. It’s also the best way to combat depression, isolation and the mental decline that comes with age…” ~ Susan Stamberg

“We have enough youth, how about a fountain of ‘smart’???” ~ some bumper sticker

“Use your mind to give yourself props, not disses…” ~ Bryan Ogilvie

“Each day I awake like a scholar at his first class…” ~ The Zen Master from Circle of Iron

>> Circle of Iron – also known as The Silent Flute – was co-written by Bruce Lee in 1969 (he was originally going to star in it). I thought it was pretty corny, but type deep at the same time. Check out a clip here:

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Basic Motivation…

“Speak up for yourself when you need to, and look forward to the conflicts that may come as a result.” ~ Bryan Ogilvie

African business man thinkingAssume its going to work…assume it’s going to happen. If you just race after that inevitability, you’ll get there before everybody else.” ~ Josh Calacanis

“If you have a candle that’s lit, and you help somebody else light theirs, you don’t lose anything. You both win…” ~ unknown

“The places where people assemble based on PASSION…are the places where you see the most influence…” ~ John Cohen

“If you can describe a person’s problem to them better then they can themselves, they’ll unconsciously credit you with knowing the solution…” ~ can’t recall

“We humans are very, VERY impressionable: our personalities are basically a patchwork quilt of little pieces and snippets that we borrowed from others and put together…” ~ Eben Pagan

A man can’t be existing and do nothing with himself…that’s the most disgusting thing in the world.” ~ my Father



  • Sepia Prince said:

    From the likes of Voltaire to a random bumper sticker, there are jewels everywhere. Seasoned sentences, conveying secret messages. The last quote, by your father, is hard. Truth!

  • Anonymous (author) said:

    Yeah, he dropped it. My Dad is the man, actually…

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