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In general I would say no to the first, yes to #2 and #3. I go through and take the ones I like from here every now and then and add them to the front page, but the thread still has its purpose stand-alone, so just keep 'em coming.

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Favorite Quotes from the always quotable... TMFT

Missed money is better than lost money.

Being flat IS a position.

If you can't tell what the market is doing ... don't do anything.

If what you do is working ... keep doing it.

Price is gonna do whatever price is gonna do ... no matter how many indicators you have on your chart.

No matter how much work you put into developing your system, if it takes you 5 minutes to make a decision and you are trading on 3 minute bars, you probably won't be successful.

If you can't make money paper trading, you can't make money live trading.

Just because you can make money paper trading , doesn't mean you can make money live trading.

How hard can it be... the market only moves 3 ways... up , down, or sideways.

If you can't make money trading 1 contract ... how is trading a 100 contracts going to help.

Listen to other traders, regardless if they know less than you.. even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally.

Line from Woody Allen Movie...

I'm a financial adviser, I advise people how to invest their money until there is none left.

Not a one liner ... but I laugh every time I read this. I framed it and hung it in my office.

Andrew Lahde, founder of Lahde Capital Management, a hedge fund that earned 870% in 2007 by shorting the type of mortgage backed toxic instruments that have left large institutions at the Fed's doorstep tin cup in hand announced his exit in October and thanked those who allowed his success: "The low hanging fruit, i.e., idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale, and then the Harvard MBA, were there for the taking. These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government. All of this behavior supporting the Aristocracy only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God Bless America!"

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"At least I have my health".....as spoken by numerous floor traders after a bad day.

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Play big boys' games, take big boy's chances.

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My losses would have been larger ... but luckily I ran out of money...

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
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It can't go any lower.

Is one of the most heard lines before a margin call.

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It can't go any lower.

Is one of the most heard lines before a margin call.

"I'm not worried, I mean come on... how low can it go"

I was actually asked that by an Enron investor right before their stock stopped trading.

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

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Something which has been applied to many aspects of my life and continues to be beneficial, the 7 P's.

Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

And something holds weight almost everywhere:

KISS: Keep it stupid simple (not the other way around )

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