Quotes: performance

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Barry Ritholtz
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    A hedge fund manager whose clients demand monthly performance reports has different needs than any individual investors with a 20-year time horizon. The needs of that long-term investor differ markedly from someone who is retiring in three years.
  • Pat Riley
    Pat Riley
    American basketball coach 1945-
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    A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
  • Bela Lugosi
    Bela Lugosi
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    A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart
    American screen and stage actor 1899-1957
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    All you owe the public is a good performance.
  • Harold Rosenberg
    Harold Rosenberg
    American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
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    America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
  • William Dean Howells
    William Dean Howells
    American writer, criticus 1837-1920
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    An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
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    Any Wall Street advertising that does not go into the boring details of methodology is most likely to be pushing past performance.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
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    Asset managers have different approaches, and I don't wish to suggest there is only one way to run money. There are many ways one can attempt to reduce risk, improve performance, lower drawdowns and reduce volatility.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
  • Dean William R. Inge
    Dean William R. Inge
    Dean of St Paul's, London 1860-1954
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    Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
  • Arthur Capper
    Arthur Capper
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    County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties.
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