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...the most important tool a technician uses is--an eraser.

Diamonds are polished by grit, man by adversity,
the civilizations rise and fall with the Sun spots,
and the markets will always repeat themselves
directly or inversly relative to the total interaction of the sun, the moon, and the earth,...........every four lunar months!!

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There is no factual basis for this one, more like lore, but:
When asked to name the greatest invention in human history, Albert Einstein simply replied "compound interest"


A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. --- Benjamin Franklin


“Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.” --- Anonymous, I've heard it attributed to Benjamin Franklin


"Paying money for any discretionary trading methodology is about the stupidest thing an aspiring trader can do" --- Forrestang

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traders are not born—they evolve :)


traders are not born—they evolve

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Forget the quotes, where's the holy grail!

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I've got a small collection of these myself. This is my favourite:


I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men. - Sir Isaac Newton, after losing a fortune in the South Sea bubble

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
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Trade to trade well, not to make money! ---Toni Turner

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Can't resist posting this one - although it's not exactly just one line (read it on Lance Beggs's newsletter, thanks to him):

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you want to be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"

Rocky Balboa, quoted from Rocky movie.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
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Can't resist posting this one - although it's not exactly just one line (read it on Lance Beggs's newsletter, thanks to him):

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you want to be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"

Rocky Balboa, quoted from Rocky movie.

It all comes down to the heart. Do you have the heart for this?
That's the contest. It's not against him, it's against your own
natural human desire not to get hurt. That's the real fight.

Star Trek Voyager Season 5 Episode 19 "The Fight"

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I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times – Bruce Lee

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I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times – Bruce Lee

Awesome quote, directly relates to trading as well.

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