The Bed Of Procrustes: Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms
By: Nassim Taleb
Random House; 1st Printing edition (November 30, 2010)
This is literally a book of one-liners. One-liners of wisdom. Do not let that keep you away. Some will have you chuckling and repeating them, while others will make you ponder for the rest of the day. Taleb, renowned author of The Black Swan, among others, makes critical thinking look easy once again.
Three of my favorite quotes:
“The tragedy is that much of what you think is random is in your control and, what’s worse, the opposite.”
“Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”
“You are alive in inverse proportion to the density of cliches in your writing.”