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  • Kristian shared from Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, 2014 by Warren Buffett
    Our second method of differentiating ourselves is the total indifference to volume that we maintain. In 1989, we will be perfectly willing to write five times as much business as we write in 1988—or only one-fifth as much. We hope, of course, that conditions will allow us large volume. But we cannot control market prices. If they are unsatisfactory, we will simply do very little business. No other major insurer acts with equal restraint.
  • Kristian shared from Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, 2014 by Warren Buffett
    For such investor-dreamers, any blind date is preferable to one with the girl next door, no matter how desirable she may be.
  • Kristian shared from The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig
    Experience clearly shows that it is unwise to buy a bond or a preferred which lacks adequate safety merely because the yield is attractive.
  • Kristian shared from The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig
    With every new wave of optimism or pessimism, we are ready to abandon history and time-tested principles, but we cling tenaciously and unquestioningly to our prejudices.
  • Kristian shared from Mastery by Robert Greene
    You must allow everyone the right to exist in accordance with the character he has, whatever it turns out to be: and all you should strive to do is to make use of this character in such a way as its kind of nature permits, rather than to hope for any alteration in it, or to condemn it offhand for what it is. This is the true sense of the maxim—Live and let live…. To become indignant at [people’s] conduct is as foolish as to be angry with a stone because it rolls into your path. And with many people the wisest thing you can do, is to resolve to make use of those whom you cannot alter.
    Note: Schopenhauer :)
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