Naval Ravikant Quotes


Best 500 Quotes by Naval Ravikant – Page 1 of 17

“A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to create anything great.”

“A busy mind accelerates the perceived passage of time. Buy more time by cultivating peace of mind.”

“A busy mind can often rob you of peace of mind. The peace that we seek is not peace of mind, it's peace from mind.”

“A clear mind, leads to better judgement, leads to better outcome.”

“A contrarian isn’t one who always objects – that’s a conformist of a different sort. A contrarian reasons independently, from the ground up, and resists pressure to conform.”

“A critical, scientific approach separates truth from falsehood as you read.

Re-read the greats until absorbed. Number of books read is a vanity metric.

A modern foundation adds persuasion (communication) and computers to reading, writing and arithmetic.”

“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought — they must be earned.”

“A fit mind is a clear mind.”

“A future society will reunite the smart and the spiritual.”

“A good employer willfully overcompensates you.”

“A great goal in life would be to not have to be in a given place at a given time.”

“A group of people who think differently is a market. A group of people who think alike is a mob.”

“A healthy body is light and silent, just as a healthy mind.”

“A life of poetry is one in which every action counts.”

“A life spent looking for shortcuts is a long road to nowhere.”

“A mob doesn’t change its mind, but a market does it all the time.”

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“It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.”

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“A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control.”

“A taste of freedom can make you unemployable.”

“A vacation is a very expensive way to schedule the time to read a book in peace.”

“All greatness comes from suffering.”

“All I care about is am I doing what I want to do, am I being productive, and am I happy. I really want to break away from this idea of forty hour weeks, or 9 to 5s, or roles, or jobs or identities. It just all feels like a straight jacket.”

“All self-help boils down to 'choose long-term over short-term'.”

“All systems insulated from feedback from free markets or natural forces eventually get corrupted.”

“All the benefits in life come from compound interest – relationship, money, habits – anything of importance.”

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, could not drag me into politics.”

“All tyranny begins with the desire to coerce others for the greater good.”

“An entrepreneur without drive is just unemployed.”

“Any ideology that talks you out of the gene pool is a hopeless and nihilistic one.”

“Anything in your pockets that’s not a smartphone will be replaced by the smartphone.”

“Artists calling for censorship don’t know what art is.
Scientists citing consensus don’t know what science is.
Teachers indoctrinating students don’t know what teaching is.
Journalists parroting propaganda don’t know what reporting is.

Programming us all day long.”

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“Realize that none of us are independent from the impact of our circadian biology.

So be sure to get some sunlight in your eyes as early in the day as possible, to maintain/set circadian entrainment to the day-night cycle.”

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