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"It is no secret that large corporations prefer people with families; those with downside risk are easier to own, particularly when they are choking under a large mortgage." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Skin in the Game

"I will repeat the following until I am hoarse: it is contagion that determines the fate of a theory in social science, not its validity." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Black Swan

"Those who do not think that employment is systemic slavery are either blind or employed." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Antifragile

"History is opaque. You see what comes out, not the script that produces events, the generator of history." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Never hire an academic unless his function is to partake of the rituals of writing papers or taking exams." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Skin in the Game

"A verbal threat is the most authentic certificate of impotence." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Bed of Procrustes

"Being nice counts the most when you are nice to people ignored by others." - Nassim Taleb

"The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication - this "nerdification," to put it bluntly - is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"You are rich if money you refuse tastes better than money you accept." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Bed of Procrustes

"Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially spent working; be selective about professions." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Bed of Procrustes

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"Sometimes people ask you a question with their eyes begging you to not tell them the truth." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Bed of Procrustes

"Probability is not a mere computation of odds on the dice or more complicated variants; it is the acceptance of the lack of certainty in our knowledge and the development of methods for dealing with our ignorance." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Fooled by Randomness

"What made medicine fool people for so long was that its successes were prominently displayed and its mistakes (literally) buried." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Bed of Procrustes

"Most humans manage to squander their free time, as free time makes them dysfunctional, lazy, and unmotivated. The busier they get, the more active they are at other tasks." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Antifragile

"Never ask the doctor what you should do. Ask him what he would do if he were in your place. You would be surprised at the difference." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Antifragile

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