10 inspirational nassim nicholas taleb quotes on success

  • A man is honorable in proportion to the personal risks he takes for his opinion.
  • A man without a heroic bent starts dying at the age of thirty.
  • A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see.
  • A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.
  • Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse.
  • Decomposition, for most, starts when they leave the free, social, and uncorrupted college life for the solitary confinement of professions and nuclear families.
  • Doctors most commonly get mixed up between absence of evidence and evidence of absence.
  • Forecasting by bureaucrats tends to be used for anxiety relief rather than for adequate policy making.
  • Greatness starts with the replacement of hatred with polite disdain.
  • Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.
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