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Mi vida ha estado llena de terrible desgracias, la mayoría de las cuales no han ocurrido.
– Mark Twain
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The whole earth is the tomb of heroes, and their story is not graven in Stone over their clay, but abides everywhere without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men’s lives.
– Inscription on the Scottish National War Memorial Edinburgh Castle
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Coged las rosas mientras podáis, veloz el tiempo vuela.
La misma flor que hoy admiráis mañana estará muerta.
– Walt Whitman.
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Sólo un necio confunde valor con precio.
– Antonio Machado.
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La democracia es la peor forma de gobierno si se exceptúan todas las otras formas de gobierno que ya se han probado.

Never give in; never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy or that anyone who embarks on that strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events… incompetent or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprise, awful miscalculations.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill
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El largo plazo es una guía confusa para la coyuntura. A largo plazo todos estamos muertos.
Los economistas se plantean una tarea demasiado fácil y demasiado inútil,
si en cada tormenta lo único que nos dicen es que cuando pasa el temporal el océano otra vez está tranquilo.
– John Maynard Keynes – Breve tratado de la reforma monetaria.
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El hombre sacrifica su salud para hacer dinero. Luego sacrifica el dinero para recuperar su salud.
Entonces está tan ansioso por el futuro que no disfruta del presente, el resultado es que no vive en el presente o el futuro, vive como si nunca se fuera a morir, y luego muere nunca habiendo vivido realmente.
– Dalai Lama
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La naturaleza no se da prisa, sin embargo, todo es conseguido.
– Lao Tzu
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Cuando uno aprende algo no debe esperar para ponerlo en práctica.
– Andrew Carnegie
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Antes o después en la vida todo el mundo se da cuenta de que la felicidad perfecta es imposible,
pero hay unos pocos que pausan a considerar que la infelicidad perfecta también es imposible.
– Primo Levi.
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La mejor manera de mantener las buenas acciones en la memoria es realizar nuevas que nos las recuerden.
– Catón el Viejo.
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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
– Oscar Wilde.
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Pecar por silecio, cuando deberíamos protestar, hace cobardes a las personas.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Encuentra un trabajo que te apasione y no trabajaras un día de tu vida.
– Confucio
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Yo soy el amo de mi destino,
Soy el capitán de mi alma.
– William Ernest Henley
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But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
– D.H Lawrence
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The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
Speech in the House of Commons, May 17, 1916 Royal Assent.
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No te dejes zarandear; por lo contrario, corresponde con lo justo, y en toda fantasía conserva la facultad de comprender.
– Marco Aurelio
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Razonamiento y juicio son las mejores cualidades de un dirigente.
– Tácito
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When people feel uncertain, [they’d rather listen to] somebody who’s strong and wrong than somebody who’s weak and right.
– Bill Clinton
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Next to love friendship, in my opinion, is the most valuable thing life has to offer.
– Henry Miller
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He who lives to see two or three generations is like a man who sits some time in the conjurer’s booth at a fair, and witnesses the performance twice or thrice in succession.

The tricks were meant to be seen only once, and when they are no longer a novelty and cease to deceive, their effect is gone.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.

A great person is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nadie se ha hecho pobre por dar.
- Anne Frank
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Cuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate de que no te estas diciendo NO a ti.
– Paulo Coelho
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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Point of View is worth 80 IQ points.

– Alan Kay
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Antes o después los grandes hombres siempre son iguales. no paran de trabajar. No pierden un minuto. Es muy deprimente.
– V. S. Pritchett
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Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
– Schopenhauer
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El fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de una forma más inteligente.
– Henry Ford
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I have not failed 700 times. I’ve succeeded in proving 700 ways how not to build a lightbulb.
– Thomas Edison
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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
– Isaac Newton
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The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
– Bill Gates
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Aquellos que se creen que lo saben todo son un gran incordio para los que si lo sabemos.
-Isaac Asimov
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El mayor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento.
– Stephen Hawking
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I’ve learned many things from [George Soros], but perhaps the most significant is that it’s not whether you’re right or wrong, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.
– Stanley Druckenmiller
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Janet Lowe writes in her book Damn Right: “Munger has said that accumulating the first $100,000 from a standing start, with no seed money, is the most difficult part of building wealth. Making the first million was the next big hurdle. To do that a person must consistently under spend his income. Getting wealthy, he explains, is like rolling a snowball. It helps to start on top of a long hill—start early and try to roll that snowball for a very long time. It helps to live a long life.”
Munger makes the same point: “You may have noticed students who just try to remember and pound back what is remembered. Well, they fail in school and in life.” And “It’s not given to human beings to have such talent that they can just know everything all the time. The law student in the book The Paper Chase with a photographic memory failed. To be an investing success you must think and understand, not just recall.
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“Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it
Los tontos dicen aprender de la experiencia. Yo prefiero aprovecharme de la experiencia de otros.
– Bismarck
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Nadie puede hacerte sentir inferior sin tu consentimiento.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
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When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

– Steve Jobs
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La impresión que estaba cogiendo fuerza es que era algo bueno dejar que el dinero fuera mi sirviente y no hacerme a mí, un esclavo del dinero.
– Rockefeller
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