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Over the long term, you are more likely to fool yourself than others.
It is those who use others who are the most upset when someone uses them.
  —   Nassim Nicholas Taleb
 From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
 [Completely different quotes, which strike me as being related…  —   KMAB]
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I wonder if a lion (or a cannibal) would pay a high premium for free-range humans.
  —   Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
[Raised as an urban child, I doubt I’m worth a premium.  —   KMAB]
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The difference between love and happiness is that those who talk about love tend to be in love, but those who talk about happiness tend to be not happy.
  —    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
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Just as there are authors who enjoy having written and others who enjoy writing, there are books you enjoy reading and others you enjoy having read.
  —   Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:   “The Bed Of Procrustes
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Shall I tell you what knowledge is?  It is to know both what one knows and what one does not know.
  —  Confucius
Karl Marx, a visionary, figured out that you can control a slave much better by convincing him he is an employee.
  —  Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
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Point:
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making the other poor bastard die for his country…
  —  General George S. Patton, Jr.
Counter-Point:
We have been progressively separating human courage from warfare, allowing wimps with computer skills to kill people without the slightest risk to their lives.
  —  Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
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Most so-called writers keep writing and writing with the hope to, some day, find something to say.
    —    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
[And others of us do so because we’re pompous and enjoy the sound of our own thoughts!!    —    KMAB]
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