Before you learn anything else, learn to be the calmest person in the room.
No, I don't feel lucky to be alive. I feel lucky I'm not dead. There's a difference. ("Breaking Away")
There is no such thing as a habit you can't break. Just because the term "habit" exists doesn't mean you should use it as an excuse. (Arlene Sable)
I tell students that there is no one "right" way to get ahead -- that each of them is a different person, starting from a different point and bound for a different destination. (William Zinsser)
Write it out in a letter and don't hold anything back. Then put the letter in a drawer overnight and read it the next day. And then if you're smart you'll throw it away. (James Breen, MD)
You never know what your children will remember about you, but they'll remember when they were sick and you were sitting by the side of the bed when they woke up. (advice from a friend)
I know, I know "maybe" is a very slim reed to hang your whole life on, but that's the best we have. (Woody Allen)
You're going to fail sometimes. Its going to happen. Be prepared for it and forgive yourself in advance. (advice from a friend)
Try to remember during bull markets: Feeding the family because a moose drops dead in front of your cave does not make you a great hunter.
My first thought after the car door fell off was to try to pick it up and pat it back into place. As you can imagine that didn't work too well. (a friend's memoir)
There's no such thing as too late. (advice from a friend)
Use concrete language and an active voice. (Gerald David, my 11th grade English teacher)
Sometimes it's best to just listen. Actually, most of the time it's best to just listen. (Edward Sable)
Your portfolio performance is not life's final exam grade. Keep it in perspective (esp when market is up.)
Sometimes success means doing the right thing for the wrong reasons more often that doing the wrong thing for the right reasons.