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"Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially spent working; be selective about professions."

- Nassim Taleb

"We are quick to forget that just being alive is an extraordinary piece of good luck, a remote event, a chance occurrence of monstrous proportions."

- Nassim Taleb

"Bureaucracy is a construction by which a person is conveniently separated from the consequences of his or her actions."

- Nassim Taleb

"A good book gets better at the second reading. A great book at the third. Any book not worth rereading isn't worth reading."

- Nassim Taleb

"My best definition of a nerd: someone who asks you to explain an aphorism"

- Nassim Taleb

"A Stoic is a Buddhist with attitude, one who says “f*** you” to fate."

- Nassim Taleb

"Only the autodidacts are free."

- Nassim Taleb

"The languor of Youth - how unique and quintessential it is! How quickly, how irrecoverably, lost!"

- Evelyn Waugh

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

- Nassim Taleb

"Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love; close enough on the surface but, to the nonsucker, not exactly the same thing."

- Nassim Taleb

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