My Baby Quotes

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business. If you have a business that\'s earning 20%-25% on equity, time is your friend. But time is your enemy if your money is in a low return business.

Warren Edward Buffett

When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.

Napolon Bonaparte

Thought is a key to all treasures; the misers gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyments have been intellectual joys.

Honor de Balzac

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.

Anthony Burgess

I am beginning to lose patienceWith my personal relations.They are not deepAnd they are not cheap.

Wystan Hugh Auden

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

Pietro Aretino

It is bad policy to fear the resentment of an enemy.

Ethan Allen

An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.

Alexander III

Now, my evil sense of alienation is eliminated, since I have heard the Praises of the Lord with my ears.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

Louis Aragon

I pray to God every night before I go to sleep to let her know I'm safe; kiss my mother on the cheek.

Wiz Khalifa

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Henry A. Kissinger

What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enemy! For his joy at your death will be proportioned to what you leave him.

Seneca

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

Niccolo Machiavelli

The present system of taking oaths is horrible. It is awfully absurd to make a man invoke God's wrath upon himself, if he speaks false; it is, in my judgment, a sin to do so.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is a myth that style can't be learnt. It's all about dressing for your body shape, following the rules and wearing colours that suit your skin tone.

Susannah Constantine

My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.

Eric Clapton

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is whats known as infinity.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Typing up a detailed news post at this moment would not further the goals of my great society. Stay tuned for ideological update.

Brian Clevinger

I read a book not to find its meaning, but to find my happiness.

Carson Cistulli

I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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