wisdom well

  • never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster
  • there is no garden without weeds
  • keep your overhead low
  • forget what you know in order to learn new things
  • a sure way to fail is to be overconfident
  • most lies have an essence of the truth
  • compete; do not envy
  • a small gain is worth more than a large promise
  • it is just as expensive to purchase an old house and fix it up as it is to buy a new house
  • read books about subjects unknown to you
  • cherish your old friends
  • talking to yourself is never boring
  • never invest money you cannot afford to lose
  • a helping neighbor is better than a helping government

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