Over time we all see or hear quotes that resonate or like poetry seem to encapsulate a great deal of meaning in a short phrase. I do have a lot held on scraps of paper and notes so plan to keep adding …

Clausewitz’s “fog of war”
“All action takes place … in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.”

 –  In other words (FiRe world), ‘stuff’ always seems more important, more necessary, more urgent…. that it really is


“It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person” – Bill Murray

Only the Educated are Free ( Epictetvs AD 50-120)

“The borrower is slave to the lender”

On FIRE …Warren Buffett on debt … “If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing. If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.

In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine – Benjamin Graham

Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.
–Pope St. Gregory I

When searching for that perfect company just remember Zero Defects are the result of shutting down a production line.

Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash-flow is reality

Good judgement comes from experience, and experience ? well that comes from poor judgement

The first casualty of conflict is the truth, and truth is really just perception…. and we each have different perceptions

To almost quote Warren Buffet (and others): In the short term the market is a beauty competition, in the long term it is a weighing machine.

Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.
– Unknown

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow
– Ralf Waldo Emerson

All those employees not fired with enthusiasm soon will be
(anon – my old boss)

FIGHTING is for people too thick to talk things out.​ War is for people just smart enough to make those thick people believe it’s worth dying for an argument they have no say in.
– the scottishsun.co.uk