Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.— John C. Bogle
Attractive Serious Mistakes quotations
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
My philosophy is that all stocks are bad.
There are no good stocks unless they go up in price. If they go down instead, you have to cut your losses fast Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors.
The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth.
This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.
We rarely recognize how wonderful it is that a person can traverse an entire lifetime without making a single really serious mistake — like putting a fork in one's eye or using a window instead of a door.
It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious-minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.
As far as the execution is concerned .
.. the most frequent and most serious mistake is to follow the music instead of preceding it.
The defensive (or passive) investor will place chief emphasis on the avoidance of serious mistakes or losses. His second aim will be freedom from effort, annoyance, and the need for making frequent decisions.
Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.
Even Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, and Albert Einstein made serious mistakes. But the scientific enterprise arranges things so that teamwork prevails: What one of us, even the most brilliant among us, misses, another of us, even someone much less celebrated and capable, may detect and rectify.
But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it.
It would be a serious mistake to replace a seasoned statesman with a tempermental tycoon who has no respect for the constitution.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them.
I think one of the things you have to have is a respect for the camera, a real respect, and a real love for it, and to really, when I say take it seriously, quote 'seriously', I mean not patronize it. It's a big mistake to patronize it and think it's a third rate medium, because it's not, it's a great art form.
Those experienced in work must take up the study of theory and must read seriously; only then will they be able to systematize and synthesize their experience and raise it to the level of theory, only then will they not mistake their partial experience for universal truth and not commit empiricist errors.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Living a life of service, rather than one of expression, is a serious mistake, because expressing who we really are is the greatest service we can perform.
You get a lot of narrative energy from people who make really big mistakes, who act against their best interests, who do things that turn out to have serious consequences. It's very hard make a story out of people doing the right thing over and over again.
Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
The great mistake about Europe is taking the countries seriously and letting them quarrel and drop bombs on one another.
What's recommended is that if you have a good experience, don't get too excited.
And if you have a bad experience, don't mistake it for a serious deviation or a sidetrack that you have to find your way back from. If you have a bad experience, just continue practicing as you were. In other words, whatever happens, just keep looking at your mind.
The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers.
The true dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't.
I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against terrorism a serious mistake. He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies, and one cannot lead a war against a network if the term war is to retain any definite meaning.
You could have all the money in the world, but you have to be smart enough knowing how to spend it. I really try to be on that smart money side. Once you make a serious mistake you can suffer five or six years, and I do my best to avoid serious mistakes.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
I was taking myself very seriously when I was going through life changes.
And I realized that I needed to laugh at myself, particularly at my mistakes.
Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution.
No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right.
It is a serious mistake to judge God within the narrow limits of our own understanding and abilities.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
I see the ups and downs. I see the mistakes I've made. I see a funny person. I see a serious person. I see a diamond. I see the good times. I see the bad times. And I see knowledge of self. I see knowledge of self. I know who I am. When I look in the mirror, I see me.
No one intends to make serious mistakes.
They come when you compromise your standards to be more accepted by others. You be the strong one. You be the leader. Choose good friends and resist peer pressure together.
Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes.
And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.
No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Dont be content with things as they are. Dont take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
There is an insistent tendency among serious social scientists to think of any institution which features rhymed and singing commercials, intense and lachrymose voices urging highly improbable enjoyment, caricatures of the human esophagus in normal and impaired operation, and which hints implausibly at opportunities for antiseptic seduction as inherently trivial. This is a great mistake. The industrial system is profoundly dependent on commercial television and could not exist in its present form without it.
I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled Science Fiction and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.
Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.