Quotes from The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

I just finished reading "The Psychology of Human Misjudgement" by Charles T. Munger. A simple Google search will get you the whole text. There is a YouTube video on this article too.

I highly recommend you read/listen to it.

The article prescribes a latticework of theory to help you build mental models for decision making. I will write a separate blog post on mental models proposed in the article. There are a ton of interesting quotes in the article. As a quip lover, I find them very interesting. Here I present a select few for your reading pleasure. 

"I don't believe life ever knocked all the boy's brashness out of the man."
- Charles T Munger

"Of what use is a philosopher who never offends anybody?" 
- Diogenes

"My sword I leave to him who can wear it."
- "Old Valiant of Truth" in John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress

"Invert, always invert."
- Jacobi

"We are too soon old and too late smart."
- German Folk Saying

"Many an academic is like the truffle hound, an animal so trained and bred for one narrow purpose that it is no good at anything else."
- Jacob Viner

"If you would persuade, appeal to interest and not to reason."
- Ben Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanack

"They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work."
- An Employee in Soviet Russia

"To a man with only a hammer every problem looks pretty much like a nail."
- Folk Saying

"Bad behaviour is intensely habit forming when it is rewarded."
- Skinner

"Shrouds have no pockets."
- Patterson

"I did not completely die."
- Horace

"Children need to eat their carrots before they get dessert."
- Granny's Rule

"Politics is the art of marshalling hatreds."
- From England

"I wear the chains I forged in life."
- Marley's Miserable Ghost

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
- Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack

"A man never forgets where he has buried the hatchet."
- Folk Saying

"It is not greed that drives the world, but envy."
- Warren Buffett

"You can always tell a man off tomorrow, if it is such a good idea."
- Tom Murphy

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut thereafter."
- Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack

"Always tell the bad news promptly. It is the good news that can wait."
- Common Injunction at Berkshire

"Why does that man hate me so? I never did anything for him."
- Henry Ford

"It is not necessary to hope in order to persevere."
- Folk Saying

"What a man wishes, that also will he believe in."
- Demosthenes

"They asked me if I wanted to become a director of Northwest Bell, and it was the last thing they ever asked me.
- Joe Rosenfield

"A small leak will sink great ship."
- Ben Franklin