Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes

Who is Nassim Nicholas Taleb?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American trader, risk analyst, scholar and statistician known for the books 'Fooled by Randomness ', 'The Black Swan', 'Antifragile', 'Skin in the Game' and 'The Bed of Procrustes' which are part of his Incerto series.

Born September 12, 1960

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Best 43 Quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Page 1 of 2

“A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”

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“Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse.”

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“I've never met a rich nitpicker.”

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“If you do something you don't like, it sort of corrupts your personality.”

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“If you need others to know that you are doing well, you're not doing well.”

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“Many people drive two miles to the gym in order to walk two miles on a treadmill. Just walk.”

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“Never ask the doctor what you should do. Ask him what he would do if he were in your place. You would be surprised at the difference.”

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“Never take any advice from someone you didn't ask for advice.”

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“Never take any financial advice from someone who has to work for a living.”

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“People focus on role models; it is more effective to find anti-models - people you don't want to resemble when you grow up.”

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“The best researcher is the one who hates academia, the best politician the one who hates politics, best bureaucrat one who hates bureaucracy.”

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“The market is a large movie theater with a small door.”

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“The only thing a business school professor can teach you is how to become a business school professor.”

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“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”

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“We tend to use knowledge as therapy.”

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Antifragile Quotes

“Difficulty is what wakes up the genius.”

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Antifragile

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“When you own gold you're fighting every central bank in the world. That's because gold is a currency that competes with government currencies and has a powerful influence on interest rates and the price of government bonds. And that's why central banks long have tried to suppress the price of gold. Gold is the ticket out of the central banking system, the escape from coercive central bank and government power.”


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“He who has never sinned is less reliable than he who has only sinned once.”

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Antifragile

“You may never know what type of person someone is unless they are given opportunities to violate moral or ethical codes.”

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Antifragile

Fooled by Randomness Quotes

“Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.”

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Fooled by Randomness

The Bed of Procrustes Quotes

“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“Love without sacrifice is like theft.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“The problem of knowledge is that there are many more books on birds written by ornithologists than books on birds written by birds and books on ornithologists written by birds.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“To bankrupt a fool, give him information.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“What I learned on my own I still remember.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

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“When people give you two reasons, consider the first one to be bogus.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

“When you beat up someone physically, you get exercise and stress relief; when you assault him verbally on the Internet, you just harm yourself.”

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The Bed of Procrustes

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“Nature is the length of the rectangle, nurture the width. There can be no rectangle without both.”

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