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Be long-term greedy, not short-term greedy. - Gus Levy

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I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. - Linda Evangelista

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When someone doesn’t want you to look at traditional metrics, it’s a good time to look at traditional metrics. - David Einhorn

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Investing is simple, but not easy. - Warren Buffett

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Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. - Frédéric Bastiat

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Humankind cannot bear very much reality. - T. S. Eliot

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Freedom means freedom for everybody. - Richard Cheney

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The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall. - E.O. Wilson

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I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you. - Charlie Munger

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Most people aren't cut out for value investing, because human nature shrinks from pain. - Jean-Marie Eveillard

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Past performance is the best predictor of success. - James Simons

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It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying, ‘It's the strong swimmers who drown.’ - Charlie Munger

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

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Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. - Warren Buffett

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Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property. - Milton Friedman

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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. - Milton Friedman

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Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. - Charles Mackay

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You have to turn over a lot of rocks to find those little anomalies. You have to find the companies that are off the map – way off the map. No one will tell you about these businesses. You have to find them. - Warren Buffett

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It is remarkable that a science which began with the consideration of games of chance should have become the most important object of human knowledge... The most important questions of life are, for the most part, really only problems of probability. - Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace

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The way to get rich is to keep $10 million in your checking account in case a good deal comes along. - Charlie Munger

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We are ideology-free. Does it work? If it works, let’s try it. If it’s fine, let’s continue it. If it doesn’t work, toss it out, try another one. - Lee Kuan Yew

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Tell me why the sun does shine, Tell me why the ivy climbs, Tell me why the sky’s so blue, And I will tell you just why I love you. Nuclear fusion, it makes sun shine, Phototropism makes ivy climb, Rayleigh scattering, it makes skies blue, Hormone imbalances make me love you. - Isaac Asimov

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There are two types of people in the world: those who care what The New York Times says about them and those who do not. - Herman Kahn

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People need self-respect, but self-respect must be earned – it cannot be self-respect if it's not earned – and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing. - Charles Murray

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Socialism is the idea that government can usefully organize the lives of individuals toward some social purpose... However noble the purpose may be, it is rarely achieved by government because people have purposes of their own and adapt to government policies in ways that compromise or defeat them and because interest group pressures skew government programs to the groups' purposes at the expense of others. - Chris DeMuth Sr

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