Quotes – Frases Citables

Frases sueltas… “In thirty years time, as technology moves forward even further, people are going to look back and wonder why offices ever existed” – Richard Branson “Retirement is a fancy word for an early death” – Tom Hopkins. “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela. “Success is having everything you need and doing everything you want. It is not doing everything you need to have everything you want. If so then you do not own your things, instead your things own you.” – Jacob from http://earlyretirementextreme.com/manifesto.html Q: How do you deal with all your sacrifices? A: How do you deal with yours? A sacrifice does not mean giving up something. A sacrifice means exchanging something for something better. I have given up shopping, credit cards, expensive cars, large houses, season tickets, and vacations in exchange for the joy of not having to work, the ability to spend all my time as I want, and the lack of stress from never having to struggle to make ends meet. If you know the answer to how you can sacrifice 60 hours of your life a week for the next 40 years, you know the answer to how I can sacrifice not eating out or buying stuff without thinking about the cost. – Jacob from ERE. There are very few examples of financial independence among average wage earners, and it’s because our culture is built on extracting all of the earnings of the lower class, for the benefit of the upper class. It’s just plain old advertising, and sure, we’re all immune to it, right? But if you’re not yet financially independent, chances are that it is because of the role that advertising has played in sucking away most of what you’ve ever earned, and probably that of your parents as well. Without advertising, we’d still buy food and shelter, but the rest of our cash would tend to just build up and we’d rapidly have enough for retirement. Find those few examples, and learn from them! – Mr Money Mustache. The Takeaway? ( Budgets are sexy )

  • Have compassion for others
  • Be thankful for what you have
  • Reach for the stars, but plan for the worst
  • Realize that losing your job, and money, CAN happen to you
  • Continue saving and building up those emergency funds
  • Try building something for yourself no one can take away
  • Continue educating yourself and growing/attaining new skills
  • Do whatever you can to protect your children – they shouldn’t have to worry about a thing
  • People aren’t bad just because they can’t manage their money well – it’s a skill, not a moral thing
  • And lastly, love the shit out of each other. Without your family and friends, you’re lost.

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/06/thinking-about-money.html “You sitting there and saying, “I’m really lazy” isn’t shit. Anyone can admit their problem. That’s the BEGINNING of the process. It takes real work to actually start fixing it. For example, notice this: You’ll never hear a top performer say they’re “overwhelmed.” Someone using that word is effectively raising their hand and saying “I’m not a top performer and I’m probably not going to do the thing I’m complaining about.” Like anyone, top performers get overwhelmed. But if you listen closely to how they describe their challenges, they always add something to the end of their sentence: “Yeah, I’m swamped right now, and it’s overwhelming…but I started waking up 30 minutes earlier so I can answer emails before my family wakes up.” In other words, IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PROBLEM. You have to DO something about it.” – Ramit Sethi “If you squeeze lemons you get lemon juice… If you squeeze an orange you get orange juice… What do you get if you squeeze a Christian? … you should get Jesus Christ” – Chuck Missler

Famous and historical figures on language learning

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ‒ Nelson Mandela “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” ‒ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language.” ‒ Ezra Pound, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein “We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.” – Kató Lomb “To have another language is to possess a second soul”- Emperor Charlemagne “When a person has an accent, it means he can speak one more language than you” – Fernando Lamas One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way. ‒ Frank Smith     “As soon as your passive income meets and exceeds your bills, you are retired. It has nothing to do with age.” – http://bit.ly/1u34Rya “It’s not the money, it’s the Lifestyle” – http://bit.ly/1s6B3QK