Funny quotes from the best
non-fiction books

When we think about self-help books, we always refer to books with actionable items, logic, and guides to make us a better version of ourselves.

But who said being funny isn't part of self-help?

In the end, taking things too seriously isn't a good idea for the long-term. Right?

Yeah, I believe that's true.

So, here are the top 5 funny quotes hand-picked from some of the best self-help books around:

Learning to replace the perception of time famine with appreciation of time abundance is like going from triple espressos to decaf.

The 4 Hour Work Week is a book about lifestyle, automation, and reducing your work time to enjoy your idle/free time.

But, as humans, we aren't used to having too much idle time. Even if we have a free afternoon, we usually keep looking for something to do in order to feel "productive" or "useful".

That's where Tim Ferriss uses this quote to give an example of those heavy coffee drinkers deciding to go decaf. It will be hard, and it's not easy to keep pushing. But you'll get used to it slowly.

When a person takes multiple multivitamins, the only thing that goes up in value is the person’s urine.

In a chapter of this book, Robert T. Kiyosaki is going against diversification, which is a financial advice praised by almost everyone. In his mind, diversification will kill your returns as you'll spreading yourself too thin.

Instead, if you really know what you're doing, then you should invest heavily in it. In this case, diversification will slow you down instead of pushing you forward.

So, a person who has a deficit in vitamin C for example, will just go and buy a Vitamin C supplement. That's where they'll have the best return on investment.

If that person didn't spend enough time to understand where the deficit is coming from, and went with the diversification road, they'll end up getting a multivitamin and probably no return from it.

We all underestimate how luck plays a big part in our lives and this quote describes it perfectly. Luck is completely random in life and the same is true in poker.

In life, luck can take multiple forms, and sometimes we can take years to understand that we were lucky. Whereas in poker, you'll know instantly.

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.

English is indeed an international language and it can give you the feeling that it's spoken everywhere. But that's not true.

That's why you should be prepared when you travel abroad.

Imagine how much harder physics would be if electrons had feelings.

In this chapter, Morgan was explaining how the humans are complicated species. Trying to explain a human's behavior via logic, math, or anything scientific isn't always possible. Why? Because humans have feelings.

Feelings aren't something you can predict. So predicting human behavior is a hit and miss.

Then the author invites us to think how the world of physics will be if electrons had feelings. Probably way harder.

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Hand-picked quotes from the best non-fiction books