Top 50 Rolf Dobelli Quotes (Art of Thinking Clearly)

Rolf Dobelli Quotes

Rolf Dobelli Quotes: Best known for his work ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, Rolf Dobelli is one of the most acclaimed Swiss entrepreneurs and authors, and also the founder of the Royal Society of Arts and PEN international. He graduated with a highly fabled degree and a doctorate in the ‘Deconstruction of Economic discourse’ and worked as managing director in numerous subsidiaries. His book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’ went on to become the number one best-seller in Germany and Switzerland. He also faced severe criticism because of plagiarism related to the work of Nassim Nicholas Taleb. To know more about the philosophy and thinking of Rolf Dobelli, we have collected the best Rolf Dobelli quotes on thinking that will give clarity to your thoughts.

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If 50 million people say something foolish, it is still foolish. » Rolf Dobelli

English novelist W. Somerset Maugham’s wise words: “If fifty million people say something foolish, it is still foolish. » Rolf Dobelli

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If your only tool is a hammer, all your problems will be nails, » Rolf Dobelli

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Verbal expression is the mirror of the mind. Clear thoughts become clear statements, whereas ambiguous ideas transform into vacant ramblings. » Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli Quotes

As paradoxical as it sounds: The best way to shield yourself from nasty surprises is to anticipate them. » Rolf Dobelli

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.’ Simplicity is the zenith of a long, arduous journey, not the starting point. » Rolf Dobelli

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Assume that your worldview is not borne by the public. More than that: Do not assume that those who think differently are idiots. Before you distrust them, question your own assumptions. » Rolf Dobelli

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It’s not what you add that enriches your life—it’s what you omit. » Rolf Dobelli

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There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t know, » Rolf Dobelli

In daily life, because triumph is made more visible than failure, you systematically overestimate your chances of succeeding. » Rolf Dobelli

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It’s OK to be envious – but only of the person you aspire to become. » Rolf Dobelli

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We need no extra cunning, no new ideas, no unnecessary gadgets, no frantic hyperactivity – all we need is less rationality. » Rolf Dobelli

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it is much more common that we overestimate our knowledge than that we underestimate it. » Rolf Dobelli

your brain is already full. the more you cram it with junk, the less room there is for the information you genuinely need to know. » Rolf Dobelli

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Should you ever be sent to war, and you don’t agree with its goals, desert. » Rolf Dobelli

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As long as I keep the downside at bay, the upside will take care of itself. » Rolf Dobelli

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Excel spreadsheets might as well be one of the most dangerous recent inventions. » Rolf Dobelli

A single outstanding skill trumps a thousand mediocre ones. Every hour invested into your circle of competence is worth a thousand spent elsewhere. » Rolf Dobelli

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Stories attract us; abstract details repel us. Consequently, entertaining side issues and backstories are prioritised over relevant facts. » Rolf Dobelli

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So before I read a book or a long article, I take a few minutes and force myself to come up with my own ideas about the issue under discussion. » Rolf Dobelli

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If you ever find yourself in a tight, unanimous group, you must speak your mind, even if your team does not like it. » Rolf Dobelli

If you spend fifteen minutes in a shopping mall, you will pass more people than our ancestors saw during their entire lifetimes. » Rolf Dobelli

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The human brain seeks patterns and rules. In fact, it takes it one step further: If it finds no familiar patterns, it simply invents some. » Rolf Dobelli

Live each day as if it were your last’ is a good idea – once a week. » Rolf Dobelli

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No matter how much you have already invested, only your assessment of the future costs and benefits counts. » Rolf Dobelli

Live in such a way that you can still look at yourself in the mirror. » Rolf Dobelli

This is how top investor Warren Buffett does things: “Each deal we measure against the second-best deal that is available at any given time—even if it means doing more of what we are already doing. » Rolf Dobelli

Do your best to get by with the bare facts. It will help you make better decisions. Superfluous knowledge is worthless, whether you know it or not. » Rolf Dobelli

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Aesop fable. “You can play the clever fox all you want—but you’ll never get the grapes that way. » Rolf Dobelli

When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra » Rolf Dobelli

We are obsessed with having as many irons as possible in the fire, ruling nothing out and being open to everything. However, this can easily destroy success. We must learn to close doors. » Rolf Dobelli