Some Thoughts On Overconfidence From Various Authors

“Before you attempt to beat the odds, be sure you could survive the odds beating you.”

Larry Kersten

“No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible.”

Niall Ferguson

“Don’t you know about the praying mantis that waved its arms angrily in front of an approaching carriage, unaware that they were incapable of stopping it? Such was the high opinion it had of its talents.”


“Never believe you are the best, but believe you are one of the best.”

Auliq Ice

“It’s alright to have a good opinion of yourself, but we Americans are so smug with our cockiness, we somehow feel that just because we are Americans, we can whip our weight in wildcats.”

Ernie Pyle


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