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A Quote by Nathaniel Sebastian Summers on trust, lies, and secrets

I trust so few that it is much easier to simply keep no secrets.

Nathaniel Summers

Contributed by: Nathaniel

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on beliefs, life, and lies

Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe all these lies.

Don Ruiz

Source: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Pages: 13

Contributed by: Cora

A Quote by Ayn Rand on honesty, liars, lies, dishonesty, and victims

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim.  What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked.  And if one gains the immediate purpose of the lie - the price one pays is the destruction of that which was intended to serve.  The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 859

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Ayn Rand on rational thought, reason, lies, honesty, and truth

Whenever you committed the evil of refusing to think and to see, of exempting from the absolute of reality some small wish of yours, whenever you chose to say:  Let me withdraw from the judgement of reason the cookies I stole, or the existence of God, let me have my one irrational whim and I will be a man of reason about all else - that was the act of subverting your consciousness, the act of corrupting your mind.  Your mind then became a fixed jury who takes orders from a secret underworld, whose verdict distorts the evidence to fit an absolute it dares not touch - and a censored reality is the result, a splintered reality where bits you choose to see are floating among the chasms of those you didn't, held together by that embalming fluid of the mind which is an emotion exempted from thought.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 1037

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Ayn Rand on truth, lies, and secrets

I think it's funny.  There was a time when men were afraid that somebody would reveal some secret of theirs that was unknown to their fellows.  Nowadays, they're afraid that somebody will name what everybody knows.  Have you practical people ever thought that that's all it would take to blast your whole, big, complex structure, with all your laws and guns --- just somebody naming the exact nature of what you're doing?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 407

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, ideas, market, venture capitalists, arrogance, and mac

“No one can do what we're doing.” If there's anything worse than the lack of a market and cluelessness, it's arrogance. No one else can do this until the first company does it, and ten others spring up in the next ninety days. Let's see, no one else ran a sub four-minute mile after Roger Bannister. (It took only a month before John Landy did). The world is a big place. There are lots of smart people in it. Entrepreneurs are kidding themselves if they think they have any kind of monopoly on knowledge. And, sure as I'm a Macintosh user, on the same day that an entrepreneur tells this lie, the venture capitalist will have met with another company that's doing the same thing.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, ideas, market, and venture capitalists

“(Big name research firm) says our market will be $50 billion in 2010.” Every entrepreneur has a few slides about how the market potential for his segment is tens of billions. It doesn't matter if the product is bar mitzah planning software or 802.11 chip sets. Venture capitalists don't believe this type of forecast because it's the fifth one of this magnitude that they've heard that day. Entrepreneurs would do themselves a favor by simply removing any reference to market size estimates from consulting firms.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, and ideas

“No one is doing what we're doing.” This is a bummer of a lie because there are only two logical conclusions. First, no one else is doing this because there is no market for it. Second, the entrepreneur is so clueless that he can't even use Google to figure out he has competition. Suffice it to say that the lack of a market and cluelessness is not conducive to securing an investment. As a rule of thumb, if you have a good idea, five companies are going the same thing. If you have a great idea, fifteen companies are doing the same thing.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Martha Nibley Beck on truth, lies, happy, forcing, think, heal, dreams, honesty, integrity, and sincerity

Forcing yourself to think happy lies doesn't heal your dreams. Getting to the truth does.

Martha Beck

Source: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Pages: 300

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on beginning, desires, evil, habits, hatred, lies, pride, and strength

The beginning of pride and hatred lies in worldly desire, and the strength of your desire if from habit. When an evil tendency becomes confirmed by habit, rage is triggered when anyone restrains you.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

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