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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Love without sacrifice is like theft”

“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears”

“What I learned on my own I still remember”

“If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry.”

“They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.”

“Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.”

“The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication - this "nerdification," to put it bluntly - is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally.”

“A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see”

“The curious mind embraces science; the gifted and sensitive, the arts; the practical, business; the leftover becomes an economist”

“Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur”

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