Pearls of Wisdom

Scientific research says that we don’t generally remember more than 18% of what we have read in the immediate aftermath. Fast forward a month, and we can barely recall 2% of what we had read.

Unless you have read a book, again and again, you will struggle to remember the most salient parts let alone the whole book.

One of my favorite books is ‘Leading the Revolution’ by Gary Hamel. I remember when I read the book back in 2003, I felt so awe-inspired. Today, all I can remember is a few ideas.

A few years back, I read Nassim Nicolas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile‘, a book that I figuratively devoured. I took my time to read it; I reflected each and every assertion that appealed to me.

Today, I only remember a few dominant phrases – via negativa, skin in the game – and some definitions.

Our brain has only so much storage space and it wipes out the memories we don’t call on often. That’s the simple science behind our forgetful agency.

Rereading, thus, is the only exception to this rule. The saints and the clerics, who recite religious texts often know them by heart and that happens because of months and years of practice.

I like to collect vibrant quotes and adages from the books I am reading. I call them pearls of wisdom. Social media loves these awe-inspiring statements and insightful remarks, especially, when they come in the shape of rich images.

I curate the strongest and the most forceful remarks from the books and put them in the shape of pictures for easier recall and sharing.

Unlike numerous websites showcasing the same centuries-old, well-publicized quotes, I constantly update this section by picking from the latest books. Lastly, I hope that you would enrich your lives by reflecting on each pearl and inculcating them into your routine.

P.s.: – By no means, should these takeaways be considered an alternative to the books. I recommend that you read the respective books to maximize your knowledge.

Ryan Holiday Quotes

Pearls of Wisdom| Discipline is Destiny

Ryan Holiday's Discipline is Destiny is not just another book but a stirring symphony of timeless wisdom and a ticket ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb quotes

Pearls of Wisdom | Nassim Nicholas Taleb – 2

A curated collection of Nassim Nicholas Taleb quotes and witticisms I am sharing a selection of thought-provoking and impressive quotes ...
Native American Proverbs

19 Thought-provoking Native American Proverbs

Wisdom has long been a powerful concept in collective human consciousness. It has been personified in everything from fairy tales, ...
Richard Feynman Quotes

Pearls of Wisdom | Richard Feynman

For more such visual quotes, check out my Pinterest page - ...
Take-aways from Breaking Bread with the Dead

22 Critical Quotes from ‘Breaking Bread with the Dead’

Some books leave an indelible impact on us. They influence our thinking and alter our knowledge structures. Such books - ...
Pearls of Wisdom - Sahil Lavingia

Pearls of Wisdom | Sahil Lavingia – Founder & CEO, Gumroad

Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad - an online platform where creators sell their products directly to ...
Quotes from Jorge Carrion's Bookshops

Curated Quotes from Jorge Carrión’s Bookshops

"Every reader is a critic, but only those who make their opinions about their reading in some way public become ...
Quotes - Enchiridion of Epictetus

Pearls of Wisdom | Enchiridion of Epictetus

Enchiridion of Epictetus synthesizes the teachings of the Greek Stoic philosopher in byte-sized quotes. I have curated some of the ...
Quotes on writing

Pearls of Wisdom | Quotes on Writing from Master Authors

Good writing is an acquired skill. It's not something that you are born with, but something you develop over time ...
Monday Morning Motivation

Pearls of Wisdom | Monday Morning Motivation

Most people have to lug themselves out of bed on Monday? The start of the week is like the dawn ...
Robert Greene Mastery

Pearls of Wisdom | Mastery (continued)

This post is in continuation to what I posted a few months back here. Now you might suspect that I ...
Robert Greene Mastery

Pearls of Wisdom | Mastery

In my opinion, Robert Greene's Mastery deserves a place at the summit of the self-help literature mountain. It's easy to ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb quotes

Pearls of Wisdom | Skin in the Game

The intellectual battering ram, the deft enabler of otherwise impossible things, the superhero of mind is back with his new ...
Barking up the wrong tree

Pearls of Wisdom | Eric Barker

Here are some of the best pearls of wisdom from Eric Barker's WSJ bestseller 'Barking up the Wrong Tree'. ©BookJelly ...
Gary Vaynerchuk Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom | Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk aka GaryVee is a walking embodiment of passion and self-awareness. If you aspire to become a social media ...
Jeff Bezos Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom | Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos doesn't need any introduction. Unless you have been stuck in a hypersleep pod for the last two decades, ...
21 Powerful Robert Kiyosaki quotes on Entrepreneurship

Pearls of Wisdom | 21 Powerful Robert Kiyosaki quotes on Entrepreneurship

You must have heard of the phrases Wantrepreneur and Fencesitter. Essentially, they are people afraid of taking the plunge. A ...

©BookJelly. All rights reserved
%d bloggers like this: