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It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
A stockbroker is someone who invests your money until it's all gone.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
In the long run we are all dead.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.
When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.
A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Always do what you want, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
The contented and economically comfortable have a very discriminating view of government. Nobody is ever indignant about bailing out failed banks and failed savings and loans associations. But when taxes must be paid for the lower middle class and poor, the government assumes an aspect of wickedness.
In economics the majority is always wrong.
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot

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