Naval Ravikant Quotes

Who is Naval Ravikant?

Naval Ravikant is an Indian-born, self-made multi-millionaire, entrepreneur, investor, adviser, influencer, and a passionate cryptocurrency enthusiast.

Naval is the brother of author Kamal Ravikant and can be found on Twitter under the name @naval.

You might have heard about Naval's philosophy on happiness and his views on money on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Born November 05, 1974

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Best 486 Quotes by Naval Ravikant | Page 1 of 17

“'Clear thinker' is a better compliment than 'smart'.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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“A fit mind is a clear mind.”

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

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“A good employer willfully overcompensates you.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“A taste of freedom can make you unemployable.”

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

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“All greatness comes from suffering.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“An entrepreneur without drive is just unemployed.”

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

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

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“The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.”


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