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Old 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM   #1
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These two quotes motivated me to retire early and continue to motivate me. I have a list that I am keeping of quotes like these that I review from time to time. I've seen the Mark Twain one many times but the one by Henry James really speaks to me. Do you have quotes that are meaningful to you?

Mark Twain:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnít do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Henry James:
"Itís time to start living the life youíve imagined."
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:17 AM   #2
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:40 AM   #3
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Not sure who quoted it but I heard it first right here.

"When you are on your death bed I never heard anyone say I wish I had spent more time at the office"
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:52 AM   #4
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Quotes are interesting and I use them myself from time to time but they don't motivate me to do much of anything, especially important decisions like retiring. Once I get the "buy low and sell high" quote in the right order, I may change my mind.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #7
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The longer you work, the more you can save.
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The longer you work, the earlier you can retire!
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I read this quote on this forum, and it stuck with me:
" If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together ..." great quote to use for someone newly married.
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Some of my favorites:

When it comes to something like value of stocks,bitcoin,tulips,art,etc
"It is not what's so, it is what people think is so".

Investing in general:
"You can make more money with your a$$, then you can with your brain".

General:
"For every beautiful women, there are at least two guys tired of her".

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"Don't give T-il, when He-d will do".
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:47 AM   #20
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Here's another of my favorites, I think from John Lennon:

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".

It's so true. You work for years for MegaCorp, being the good doobie, making a family life, paying taxes, etc. and then you look up and you're > 50yo and you've done almost none of the things you had always dreamed of doing in life.

Now, you still have MegaCorp breathing down your neck, with a host of "mini-managers" running around with the sound of "..break out the cots!" echoing down the hallways.

F*** this sh**!!
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