Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Bed of Procrustes


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

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If you want people to read a book, tell them it is overrated.

The only objective definition of aging is when a person starts to talk about aging.

Your reputation is harmed the most by what you say to defend it.

Writers are remembered for their best work, politicians for their worst mistakes, and businessmen are almost never remembered.

Technology is at its best when it is invisible.

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We are only truly alive in those moments when we improvise; no schedule, just small surprises and stimuli from the environment.


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