Students today are a pretty solemn lo...

Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.

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I’ve never left the field sayin...

I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could have done more to get ready.’ And that gives me peace of mind.

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So one of the great advantages that I...

So one of the great advantages that I had in my career is I started trading 24 hours a day in my early 20s, and I had to learn to delegate to people. I had to learn to trust people, and I realized that success was going to be born in hiring really bright people – very self-motivated, very able to make good judgment calls day in and day out. And if you look at Citadel today, that’s really the founding principle of the firm is a real pursuit of talent, a pursuit of people who have a passion for finance, and a pursuit of individuals who make good decisions day in and day out.

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The educator has the duty of not bein...

The educator has the duty of not being neutral.

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I do think there is an important arti...

I do think there is an important artistic component in what we do. As a technology company I’ve tried to really stress that.

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Your time is limited, so don’t ...

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

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Serious sport has nothing to do with ...

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

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A reliable way to make people believe...

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.

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There is no criterion in life that wi...

There is no criterion in life that will carry a marriage, or satisfy the marriage, except your creative communication with the man you love.

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There is no criterion in life that wi...

There is no criterion in life that will carry a marriage, or satisfy the marriage, except your creative communication with the man you love.

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A classic is a book that has never fi...

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

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Character develops itself in the stre...

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

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Play with passion and heart. If you d...

Play with passion and heart. If you don’t carry passion into sport — or in any job for that matter — you won’t succeed.

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Start with the end in mind.

Start with the end in mind.

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If you want to read about love and ma...

If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.

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