Steven D. Levitt Book Quotes

Solving a problem is hard enough; it gets that much harder if you’ve decided beforehand it can’t be done.

It has long been said that the three hardest words to say in the English language are I love you. We heartily disagree! For most people, it is much harder to say I don’t know.

Don’t listen to what people say; watch what they do.

One thing we’ve learned is that when people, especially politicians, start making decisions based on a reading of their moral compass, facts tend to be among the first casualties.

Ideas nearly always seem brilliant when they’re hatched, so we never act on a new idea for at least twenty-four hours.

The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it.