Book Quotes Blog

That man who keepeth in his

That man who keepeth in his purse both gold and silver that he need not spend is good to his family and loyal to his king. The man who hath but a few coppers in his purse is indifferent to his family and indifferent to his king. But the man who hath naught in his purse is unkind to his family and is disloyal to his king, for his own heart is bitter.

- from The Richest Man in Babylon book by George S. Clason

I suppose to be truly successful

I suppose to be truly successful at any pursuit, you have to fall in love with it, surrender to its gravitational pull, allow it to carry you off to that world of giddy sleeplessness.

- from Just as I Am book by Cicely Tyson

When you're a priest, people tend

When you're a priest, people tend to see the robe rather than the man.

- from The Lies of Locke Lamora book by Scott Lynch

During the past seven decades, as

During the past seven decades, as a percent of the population, fewer people have died in fewer wars and fewer occupations and fewer famines and fewer disease outbreaks than since the dawn of recorded history. Historically speaking, we live in an embarrassment of riches and peace.

- from The End of the World is Just the Beginning book by Peter Zeihan

A good debate is not a

A good debate is not a war. It's not even a tug-of-war, where you can drag your opponent to your side if you pull hard enough on the rope. It's more like a dance that hasn't been choreographed, negotiated with a partner who has a different set of steps in mind. If you try too hard to lead, your partner will resist. If you can adapt your moves to hers, and get her to do the same, you're more likely to end up in rhythm.

- from Think Again book by Adam Grant

Happiness is a complicated subject because

Happiness is a complicated subject because everyone's different. But if there's a common denominator in happiness - a universal fuel of joy - it's that people want to control their lives. The ability to do what you want, when you want, with who you want, for as long as you want, is priceless. It is the highest dividend money pays.

- from The Psychology of Money book by Morgan Housel

Betting on the future is betting

Betting on the future is betting on probabilities and nothing is certain, not even the probabilities. That's just the way it is.

- from Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order book by Ray Dalio

Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live

Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.

- from The Picture of Dorian Gray book by Oscar Wilde

Listening is one of the most

Listening is one of the most thoughtful gifts we can give. There is no better way to show that we care about another person's experience.

- from Think Like a Monk book by Jay Shetty

The world is filled with so

The world is filled with so many extraordinary wonders, isn't it? You could spend a lifetime peering in forests and jungles and never see one tenth of nature's secrets.

- from Mexican Gothic book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia