quote by Zhuge Liang

Good generals select intelligent officers, thoughtful advisors, and brave subordinates. They oversee their troops like a fierce tiger with wings.

— Zhuge Liang

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As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.

I’d compare stock pickers to astrologers but I don’t want to bad mouth astrologers.

We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did.

We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.

Death is the only wise advisor that we have.

Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet.

I should mention that I am a member of the board of directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors.

George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year.

Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person commission investigating rules of war violation in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.

Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor.

His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined.

Know what you own, and know why you own it.

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.

Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.

So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.

My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.

He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.

I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked about jobs that required scuba divers. It was a phase.

I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost.

Lately, I've been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God.

When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do.

My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.

In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left.

In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.

I don't think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates.

No white American ever thinks that any other race is wholly civilized until he wears the white man’s clothes, eats the white man’s food, speaks the white man’s language, and professes the white man’s religion.

Thankfully, in my youth I had the best financial advisor a son could ask for: my dad Walter. When I got that first signing bonus in 1978, Dad took my cheque, announced, 'This is what we're going to do,' and bought an annuity with it.

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor.

And ... she's not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.

[What if my advisor talks only about returns, not risk?] .

.. It's his job to take risk into account by telling you the range of possible outcomes you face. If he won't, go get a new planner, someone who will get real.

I rob banks because that's where the money is.

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.

Anything can happen anytime in markets.

And no advisor, economist, or TV commentator-and definitely not Charlie nor I-can tell you when chaos will occur. Market forecasters will fill your ear but will never fill your wallet.

Among the most disheartening and dangerous of .

. . advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever . . .

[There was] only one news channel, overseen by a bland and complexly multicultural board of advisors. It broadcast in fifteen languages and was, as a rule, interesting in none of them.

Of one thing be certain: if a CEO is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.

Think of yourself as a resource to your clients;an advisor,counselor,mentor and friend.

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor .

.. is to discourage ... from expecting too much from mathematics.

You can hire your advisor and then just apply a windage factor, like I used to do when I was a rifle shooter. I'd just adjust for so many miles an hour wind. Or you can learn the basic elements of your advisor's trade. You don't have to learn very much, by the way, because if you learn just a little then you can make him explain why he's right.

The reason so many financial advisors are called brokers is because they are often broker than you.