44 Thought-Provoking Aphorisms We Should All Live By

Thought Catalog

Nassim (Nicholas) Taleb is far and away my favorite thinker living today. His “Incerto” (Latin for “uncertainty,” it consists of the body of his work) has changed my life more profoundly than any author (except maybe Nietzsche or Seneca).
He recently released, for free, a new work-in-progress currently titled “More Aphorisms, Maxims, and Heuristics.” Below you will find 44 of my favorites.
Have fun:
1. What counts is not what people say about you, it is how much energy they spend saying it.
2. If something looks irrational – and has been so for a long time – odds are you have a wrong definition of rationality.
3. Never take investment advice from someone who has to work for a living.
4. Being an entrepreneur is an existential, not just a financial thing.
5. The first one who uses “but” has lost the argument.
6. Virtue is sequence of…

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